Vanderbilt University: Ranking & Review

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Nashville Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 61 93
Top 1%

Vanderbilt University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate11%11%10%
Applicants31,46214,20817,254
Admissions3,4151,6171,798
Enrolled undergraduates1,607757850
Enrolled total (including graduate students)12,5925,7006,892

307 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

112 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores540
Percent of students submitting SAT scores34%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
740
Math
765

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,192
Percent of students submitting ACT scores74%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
34
ACT Math
32

Vanderbilt University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $67,392 $67,392
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,584 and other expenses per full academic year.

Vanderbilt University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,039 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $46,500 $46,500
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,164 $1,164
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,938 $1,938
Tuition for Full-time graduates $45,840 $45,840
Fees for full-time graduates $457 $457
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,910 $1,910

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Social Sciences 562 57 21 640
Health Professions and Related Programs 453 169 622
Engineering 290 53 43 386
Education 49 237 45 331
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 327 327
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 139 12 103 254
Legal Professions and Studies 59 188 247
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 200 12 4 216
Psychology 72 26 19 117
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 70 16 7 93
Mathematics and Statistics 35 48 2 85
Physical Sciences 25 13 44 82
Theology and Religious Vocations 69 69
Visual and Performing Arts 65 65
English Language and Literature & Letters 38 13 7 58
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 19 37 56
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 49 49
Philosophy and Religious Studies 23 8 17 48
History 30 10 7 47
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 11 19 30
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 24 4 28
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15 2 7 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12 12
Grand Total1,7161,4876833,886

A total of 1,716 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Vanderbilt University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,170 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate92%90%93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Founded1873
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,765
Instructional FTE1,296
Research FTE313
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.vanderbilt.edu
Address2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee, 37240
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone6153227311
Fax+1 (615) 343 7765

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