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What Makes Us Special

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a private research university comprised of four undergraduate schools (College of Arts & Science, School of Engineering, Peabody College of Education & Human Development, and Blair School of Music) and six graduate schools. Vanderbilt’s 6,900 undergraduates and 5,700 graduate students from more than 90 countries choose Vanderbilt because of excellent academic experience, vibrant campus life, urban location in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt is consistently ranked a top-20 university by U.S. News & World Report.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class

English32-35
Mathematics30-35
Reading32-35
Science31-35

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.8

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 50%
Men 50%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 97%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

Vanderbilt is ranked #4 Best Value among Private Universities by Kiplinger and #4 Great Financial Aid by Princeton Review. Vanderbilt considers applications on a need-blind basis (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens), meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduates, and does not include loans in financial aid packages.

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

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About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 8:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 96%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 1137 374 163 38 1712

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