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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University is a University institution located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN  37203
United States
Contact Mr. John O. Gaines
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-936-2811
Fax: 615-343-8326

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
European Studies/civilization Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Brass Instruments Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Percussion Instruments Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36,646
Applied
4,259
Accepted
7,057
Enrolled
12%
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Female Admissions

19,951
Females Applied
2,172
Females Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

16,695
Males Applied
2,087
Males Accepted
13%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.86
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: 3 letters of recommendation (2 from teachers in core subject areas and 1 from counselor)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 720 770
SAT Math 750 800
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,840
Private
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Fees

3,034
Full-time student fees
18,376
Room & board
12,000
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

55,258
Avg. Financial Aid Package
56,842
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
58,416
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,476
Avg. Loan Aid
25,033
Avg. Grant Aid
53,108
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,057
Total Undergrad students
9%
International Students
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.07%
Black or African American 11.05%
White or Caucasian 42.43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.38%
Asian 16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.31%
Two or more races 5.69%
Other 4.65%

Gender

Male (48.68%)
Female (51.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 85%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Rites of Spring and Great Performances

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,177
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 945
Part-time - 232
Male - 679
Female - 497
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