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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Nashville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

58 Undergraduate Degrees
285 Graduate Degrees
$45,381 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
11% Acceptance Rate

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Vanderbilt University Rankings

Vanderbilt is ranked #63 out of 545 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 12 schools in Tennessee.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Vanderbilt has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Vanderbilt.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Special Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Vanderbilt University?

Location of Vanderbilt University

Contact details for Vanderbilt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 615-322-7311
Website: www.vanderbilt.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vanderbilt
Twitter: http://twitter.com/vanderbiltu

How Do I Get Into Vanderbilt?

You can apply to Vanderbilt online at: www.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/applyNow.php

Admission Requirements for Vanderbilt

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Vanderbilt?

11% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 11%, Vanderbilt is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 11%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to Vanderbilt submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 770. Math scores were between 730 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Vanderbilt University  ( 710 to 770 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Vanderbilt University  ( 730 to 800 )
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800
Vanderbilt received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Vanderbilt University  ( 33 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Vanderbilt University  ( 30 to 35 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Vanderbilt University  ( 32 to 35 )
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36

Can I Afford Vanderbilt University?

$45,381 Net Price
13% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Vanderbilt is $45,381. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Vanderbilt, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $9,367 a year. That adds up to $37,468 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Vanderbilt is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,789 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,861 undergraduate students at Vanderbilt, with 6,789 being full-time and 72 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Vanderbilt

There are also 5,963 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,789 full-time undergraduates at Vanderbilt, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Vanderbilt

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Vanderbilt University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Vanderbilt Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 948
Black or African American 735
Hispanic or Latino 675
White 3,072
International Students 599
Other Races/Ethnicities 760

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Vanderbilt University. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 93 countries are represented at Vanderbilt. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Vanderbilt University

252 Took All Classes Online
826 Took At Least One Class Online
27.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 826 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Vanderbilt has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Vanderbilt

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Vanderbilt University was 27.9%. This is the #464 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Vanderbilt regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Vanderbilt University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Special Education 13 51 13 77
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 20 20 40
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 21 14 35
Secondary Education 10 22 0 32
Elementary Education 17 11 0 28
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 25 0 25
Urban Education & Leadership 0 20 0 20
Curriculum & Instruction 0 19 0 19
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 17 0 17
International & Comparative Education 0 12 0 12
General Education 10 0 0 10
Music Education 5 4 0 9
Reading Teacher Education 0 7 0 7
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 2 4 6
Education of the Deaf 0 3 0 3
Modern Language Education 2 0 0 2
Early Childhood Education 1 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 58 234 51 343

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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