Vanderbilt University Teaching Programs
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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Vanderbilt.
Where Is Vanderbilt University?
Contact details for Vanderbilt are given below.
|Address:||2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240|
How Do I Get Into Vanderbilt?
You can apply to Vanderbilt online at: www.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/applyNow.php
Admission Requirements for Vanderbilt
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Vanderbilt?
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.
Can I Afford Vanderbilt University?
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
There are also 5,963 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,789 full-time undergraduates at Vanderbilt, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Vanderbilt University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||735|
|Hispanic or Latino||675|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Vanderbilt has changed over the last few years.
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.
|General Special Education||13||51||13||77|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||20||20||40|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||0||21||14||35|
|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|
|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|
*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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