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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
English4 
Mathematics34
Science34
Foreign Language2 
Social Studies23
History1 
Academic Electives3 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 3
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
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 AdmissionMay 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 (two from teachers in core subject areas and one 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 Rate13% of 31,099 applicants were admitted
   Women11% of 17,400 applicants were admitted
   Men15% of 13,699 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,673 (42%) of 3,963 admitted students enrolled
   Women851 (45%) of 1,909 admitted students enrolled
   Men822 (40%) of 2,054 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate22% of 3181 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 223
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.76
3.75 and Above63%
3.50 - 3.7421%
3.25 - 3.4910%
3.00 - 3.243%
2.50 - 2.992%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math710-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
80%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading700-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
76%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing680-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
67%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite32-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
89%
Score of 24 - 29
9%
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: 88%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit Scholar16%
Valedictorian9%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government Officer29%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.79 4.24 677 668 676 31
Low 2.30 3.00 430 350 350 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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