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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
The Wyatt Center on Vanderbilt's Peabody campus credit: Jbaker08
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,817 Undergraduates
11% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Region: South
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Vanderbilt University
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
37240
(615) 322-7311
www.vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University was named after Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who gave a $1 million gift to establish the school in 1873. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt is an internationally renowned research university that is typically ranked one of the top 20 schools in the U.S. The school boasts six Nobel Laureates including Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore Jr., biochemistry professor Stanley Cohen and physics professor Max Delbruck. Other notable alumni are Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, author James Patterson, singers Dinah Shore and Rosanne Cash and baseball player Dansby Swanson. The school is a founding member of and the only private university in the Southeastern Conference. It is also part of NCAA Division I FBS for football. Vanderbilt sports include men’s baseball, basketball, football and golf, and women’s basketball, bowling, lacrosse and track and field. Its official colors are black and gold, and its mascot is Mr. Commodore, aka Mr. C. The fight motto at sports events is “conquer and prevail.” The school is known for having some of the happiest students in the nation and squirrels outnumber students on campus by 3:1.

Location

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

218

New Transfer Students

Admissions
11%

Acceptance Rate

46%

Enrollment Yield

1420-1590

SAT Range

32,442

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$23,150

Typical Cost

$47,664

Average Tuition

68%

Recieve Financial Aid

61%

Have Loans

$12,000

Median Debt

Academics
8.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

206

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

340

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

15

Faculty Awards

36

National Academy Members

634

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 500 clubs

Greek Life:

Important, 20 fraternities and 16 sororities, and 40 percent of students are involved

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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