Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Vanderbilt University is a private university located a little over a mile from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The university tends to place well in national rankings with particular strengths in education, law, medicine, and business. Because of its strong emphasis on research, Vanderbilt is a member of the Association of American Universities. Its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, Vanderbilt is the only private university in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.
Most Popular Majors
Biomedical Engineering, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering Science, English, History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences
Total Students: 12093
Total Grad Students: 5280
Undergraduate Students: 6813
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1
Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville Tennessee 37240
Main Phone: 615-322-7311
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics, Athletic Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 12 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. No maximum but the minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at VU to earn a bachelor's degree is 60.
Test Scores for Applying:
Atandardized test scores are required for admission consideration.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution and letters of recommendation are crucial for admission consideration.
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.
$50 Application Fee or fee waiver.
Extracurricular activities are important components of the admission process.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 506
Transfers Accepted: 193
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 38%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 18%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 20%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2007
Other Expenses: 2302
Room and Board: 13058
Tuition and Fees: 39930
Total Cost: 56634
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
VU is committed to enrolling talented, motivated students from diverse backgrounds. 62% of VU students receive some type of aid. The University offers a full range of scholarships, financial aid, and financing options to families of all income levels.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5336
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 62%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 57%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 27%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010