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Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,871
   Women 3,470 (50.5%)
   Men 3,401 (49.5%)
Graduate Students 5,716
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 11% of 32,442 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.80
SAT Math 720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 700-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $65,154
  Tuition and Fees $46,110
  Room and Board $14,962
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $47,712
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 920
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Nashville Population 624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area Nashville, TN
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 92% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Commodores
Sororities 50.8% of women participate
Fraternities 37% of men participate
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
First-Year Students Returning 97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 87.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 32.8%