Vanderbilt University

2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN
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Questions and Answers about Vanderbilt University

Natalie W.
4 months ago
What are the different meal plans available to students?
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5 months ago
Does Vanderbilt allow students to not have classes or test on Saturdays because of religion?
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5 months ago
Are there opportunities for students to get involved in the performing arts at Vanderbilt?
Shekinah D.
5 months ago
Are freshman allowed to choose dorms?
August R.
5 months ago
Does Vanderbilt let students stack athletic and academic scholarships?
Jessica C.
6 months ago
Can I bring small furniture to my dorm room?
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Majors offered at Vanderbilt University

Biggest majors
Economics
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Academics at Vanderbilt University

1450-1560
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
33-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (10% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Vanderbilt University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Vanderbilt University Students14%20%55%16%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%38%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Vanderbilt University Students
21%
77%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Vanderbilt University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)104k
Software Engineer102k
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)98k
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)95k
Management Consultant91k
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)84k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)72k
Based on 11,991 student responses
67kAvg. Early Career Pay
122.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Vanderbilt University

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Student reviews of Vanderbilt University

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100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Great internship and research opportunities
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Close to activities in a city
Carolina Rocha Lima
Reading
Art
Government

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the collaborative, friendly environment.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food in the Freshmen Commons building at the beginning of the year was not very good, but they have fixed that by giving it a larger variety.

Chidinma Onukwuru
Photography and Photo Editing
Fashion
Nails
Art + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University offers a life-changing experience. The experience is certainly shaped by the people you surround yourself with, but alongside the aid of some amazing professors and participating in fun organizations, it can be great. The school could benefit from investing more into the dining experience, as it can be tricky to find quality food depending on location.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Make conscious choices about who you surround yourself with and with what you become involved. It can certainly shape your experience. Be sure to ask other students about their experiences with certain professors or in certain organizations.

Miranda Cross
Aerial Silks
Sailing
Finance
Yoga + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

A phenomenal academic experience and a close-knit community of peers. I will say they have work to do on financial inclusion and first-gen programs, and it is odd living in dorms for 4 years, but overall I am happy to be a commodore!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Extremely competitive, class-oriented, large focus on investment banking and consulting as careers.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the balance that all Vanderbilt students have. Students are competitive with themselves and work hard, but are never competitive with one another. Everyone is smart and willing to learn, but also interesting and fun. Everyone is unique at Vandy.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Housing and food are not great. Can be frustrating.

Caleb Fockens
Tennis
Model UN
Stocks And Investing
Finance

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the community of people who are excited to learn, while still remembering to have fun and destress every now and then. The campus is beautiful and the professors are very impressive.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food could certainly be better and the weather can be a bit rough at times, but otherwise, things in Nashville are wonderful.

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