#14 Best Colleges in America

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

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Student Population
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Location Nashville, Tennessee
Online vanderbilt.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 37,310 prospective students applied, and 3,402 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,604 enrolled in the school.  11,864 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 960 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $50,800 plus fees of $1,270. Vanderbilt is ranked 14 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Vanderbilt is rated within the top 3% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1460/1560
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.76
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Vanderbilt University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,294
Other Fees$1,270
Room and Board $16,910
Budget for Other Expenses$2,874
Total One Year Cost$73,148

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$83,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
92% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Vanderbilt University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Engineering 13%
General Studies 9%
Foreign Languages 6%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221999 IPEDS survey data for Vanderbilt University.

Current students may use the Vanderbilt University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.