Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University

2201 West End Ave, Nashville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,087
  • Class Notes
    1,392
  • Textbook Notes
    286
  • Study Guides
    408
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,173
  • Previously Enrolled
    440

Overview of Vanderbilt University (Vanderbilt)

About this school

Vanderbilt, founded in 1873, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, the Peabody College and the Blair School of Music. Its 330-acre campus is located in the University Center section of Nashville.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,871
    • Men:3,401 (49.5%)
    • Women:3,470 (50.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Vanderbilt)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Vanderbilt University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
January 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
January 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN  37240-1001
Phone
(615) 322-2561
Fax
(615) 343-7765
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
3 letters of recommendation (2 from teachers in core subject areas and 1 from counselor) required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
11% of 32,442 applicants were admitted
Women
10% of 18,419 applicants were admitted
Men
12% of 14,023 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,710 (49%) of 3,487 admitted students enrolled
Women
891 (51%) of 1,756 admitted students enrolled
Men
819 (47%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.80
375 And Above
69%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
700-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
76%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
5%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
700-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
80%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
5%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
91%
• Score 24 - 29
7%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Vanderbilt)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $47,664 (73.84958631588734%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,584 (24.145517647423382%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,294 (2.0048960366892876%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Vanderbilt University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003535
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,097 (68.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
873 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
865 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
865 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,356
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 849 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,559
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 376 (43.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,595
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 77 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
134 (8.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,629

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,878 (56.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,441 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,416 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,416 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,242
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,379 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,294
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,718 (50.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,008
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 205 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
695 (10.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,444

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
21%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,973
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,386

Academics & Instruction (Vanderbilt)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


956

Part-Time Faculty


269

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,741,036

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Vanderbilt University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


97.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


85.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


90.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


92.0%

Programs & Majors (Vanderbilt)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Brass Instruments
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, English, French, German, history, Latin American Studies, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and medicine, health and society

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Education of the Deaf, Master of Medical Physics, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of the Education of the Deaf, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Master of Marketing, Master of Accountancy, Master of Divinity, Master of Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of Laboratory Animal Science

Master's Programs of Study (92)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Biology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Campus Life (Vanderbilt)

Location & Geography

Population


624,496

Nearest Metropolitan Area


330 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Nashville, TN

Weather


Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Train Station
168 mile(s) from campus in Dyersburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


90% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Commodores
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
sand volleyball, softball, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Vanderbilt University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


50.8% of women participate

Fraternities


37% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,817

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,871
Women
3,470
Men
3,401

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 13.4% Asian
  • 9.9% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.4% White
  • 5.5% Unknown

International Students


7.1% from 47 countries

Average Age


19

Number of Graduate Students


5,716

Student Resources (Vanderbilt)