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Vanderbilt University

School Profile

  • Vanderbilt UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Nashville, TN
  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,637
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,569
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 6,598
Graduate Students: 4,194
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Central/Eastern European Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Development Economics
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Language and literacy studies
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics and science studies
  • Bachelor of Medicine, health and society
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Regional Studies
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish/Iberian Studies
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Bachelor of Western European Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,578
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,578

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 570
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 230
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 85

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Commodores

Rankings

  • Ranked #17 National Universities
  • Ranked #34 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #18 Biomedical
  • Ranked #13 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #14 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #28 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #1 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #8 Curriculum and instruction
  • Ranked #1 Education administration & supervision
  • Ranked #5 Education policy
  • Ranked #4 Educational psychology
  • Ranked #4 Elementary teacher education
  • Ranked #9 Higher education administration
  • Ranked #13 Secondary teacher education
  • Ranked #1 Special education
  • Ranked #18 Student counseling & personnel services
  • Ranked #37 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #20 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #36 Chemical
  • Ranked #49 Civil
  • Ranked #38 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #51 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #55 Materials
  • Ranked #43 Mechanical
  • Ranked #16 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #15 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #55 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #15 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #16 AIDS
  • Ranked #13 Internal medicine
  • Ranked #19 Pediatrics
  • Ranked #1 Audiology
  • Ranked #32 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #49 Chemistry
  • Ranked #16 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #58 Computer Science
  • Ranked #34 Economics
  • Ranked #29 English
  • Ranked #5 African-American Literature
  • Ranked #26 History
  • Ranked #51 Math
  • Ranked #15 Nursing
  • Ranked #9 Clinical Nurse Specialist: Psychiatric / Mental Health
  • Ranked #13 Nurse Practitioner: Adult
  • Ranked #10 Nurse Practitioner: Family
  • Ranked #15 Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric
  • Ranked #8 Nursing Service Administration
  • Ranked #3 Nursing-Midwifery
  • Ranked #57 Physics
  • Ranked #39 Political Science
  • Ranked #29 Psychology
  • Ranked #31 Sociology
  • Ranked #5 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-1727
(615) 322-2561
(800) 288-0432
Fax: (615) 343-7765
admissions@vanderbilt.edu
Contact: John Gaines
Director, Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 18%
Early decision acceptance rate 32%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 16%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 21,811
Female applicants 11,882
Male applicants 9,929
Applicants accepted 3,914
Female applicants accepted 1,954
Male applicants accepted 1,960
Freshman enrollment 1,600
Female freshman enrollment 782
Male freshman enrollment 818
Early decision applicants 2,150
Early decision applicants accepted 698
Early decision applicants enrolled 680
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 43%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 5,023
Students accepting place on wait list 1,733
Students accepted from wait list 323

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 36%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-4
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 46%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-760
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 690-770
 
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 660-750
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-10

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 65%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-34
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 31-35
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 29-34
 

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