Vanderbilt University is a private research university with a focus on undergraduate teaching and learning. The combination of excellent academic rigor, a vibrant campus life, and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world, consistently earning the university a top-20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report.
Vanderbilt’s generous financial aid program,
Opportunity Vanderbilt, makes three important commitments: our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. citizens and
eligible non-citizens, we meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, and our financial aid awards do not include loans.
First-year students live on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons,
a living & learning residential community that fosters ongoing faculty-student interactions. Nearly 50% of undergraduates participate in academic research, and with an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, Vanderbilt affords easy access to faculty. Students are involved in over 530 organizations, and enjoy the spirit and
excitement of cheering on their Commodores in one of the nation’s most prestigious and competitive conferences, the legendary Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Vanderbilt’s beautiful, park-like campus is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville’s thriving mix of cosmopolitan flair and small town appeal have earned it national recognition from the likes of The New York Times, who named Nashville as America’s next “It” city in 2013.