Vanderbilt University is a nonprofit private institution that has many degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Nashville, TN, in a predominantly urban area. Vanderbilt University has a yearly student enrollment of over 13,000.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs VU offers:
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Social Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 2050 to 2310 for the SAT exam and between 31 to 34 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to VU. Admission to this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of applicants being admitted per year. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $45,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs around $9,700 each year. Vanderbilt University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of grants and loans.
The mascot for Vanderbilt University is the "Commodores", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
Students may visit the Vanderbilt University website to get a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Vanderbilt University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Vanderbilt University is about 13,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 55% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $44,000-$52,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $2,000 for part time students
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||69%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$39,383|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$7,753|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Vanderbilt University may offer student services like those listed below:
- Weekend and night classes available
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
With a very high graduation rate of around 93%, Vanderbilt University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||87%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Law Program
- Medical (M.D.) Program
- Music Program
- Nurse Midwifery Education Program
- Doctorate Degree in Nursing (DSN) Program
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
- Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theology (Ministry) Program
Vanderbilt University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
- Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
- Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
- Football (Southeastern Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Vanderbilt University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN (2 miles away)
- Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (32 miles away)
- Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN (40 miles away)
- Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY (68 miles away)
- Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN (72 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Vanderbilt University for official up-to-date information.