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Vanderbilt University

1,129 reviews
  1. Nashville, TN
  2. 4 Year
#17 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Vanderbilt University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

Vanderbilt University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
13%
SAT Range
1430-1580
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,173/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,905/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,052/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,620/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,018/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,006/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,778Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Ambitious
    32%
  • Lazy but intelligent
    7%
  • Pre-professional
    4%
  • Rounded
    25%
  • Smart not nerdy, very friendly.
    11%
  • Talented and intellegent
    21%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.65 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Hip
    4%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Shallow
    13%
  • Southern school with Ivy League standards
    46%
  • Work hard, play hard
    21%

After Vanderbilt University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

1,129 reviews
  • Excellent
    367
  • Very Good
    409
  • Average
    281
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    29
Vanderbilt is a school on the rise and our reputation is spreading throughout the country as more and more students are being recruited from the west and northeast. The alumni network is still strongest in the south in areas like Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston but is expanding in places such as Chicago and New York as well. There are lots of finance/consulting companies that come to Vanderbilt to recruit and I believe that the finance industry tends to do the most recruiting of any group.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
The courses offered vary tremendously but the classes I have enjoyed the most have been those that are no larger than 50 people because it gives a chance to learn more and discuss the issues.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
I like how are school has a strong academic focus but the student body understands the balance of working and and relaxing.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago