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COLLEGE PROFILE

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
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 GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 2 3
History 1 
Academic Electives 3 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 1
SAT OnlyConsidered if submittedJanuary 1
ACT OnlyConsidered if submittedJanuary 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTConsidered if submittedJanuary 1
SAT Subject Tests OnlyConsidered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipNashville, TN  37240-1001
Phone(615) 322-2561
Fax(615) 343-7765
E-mailadmissions@vanderbilt.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15, February 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other3 letters of recommendation (2 from teachers in core subject areas and 1 from counselor) required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate11% of 32,442 applicants were admitted
   Women10% of 18,419 applicants were admitted
   Men12% of 14,023 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,710 (49%) of 3,487 admitted students enrolled
   Women891 (51%) of 1,756 admitted students enrolled
   Men819 (47%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate24% of 3702 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 71
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.80
3.75 and Above67%
3.50 - 3.7420%
3.25 - 3.4910%
3.00 - 3.242%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math720-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
83%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading700-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
79%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing690-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
69%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
91%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 91%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar14%
Valedictorian6%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government Officer32%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.80 4.24 713 698 31
Low 1.00 2.50 530 540 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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