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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.
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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