Vanderbilt University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Vanderbilt University is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 12,570 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1873 and is one of the 30 colleges located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
149
Good
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 149 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Nursing, General Studies, Biology, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other schools.

Student Retention
97%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Vanderbilt University is excellent at 97% (well above Tennessee average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
8 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Vanderbilt University is great: 93%.

Student to faculty ratio at Vanderbilt University is good, 8:1. Find out more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$44,800
High
Average tuition cost is extremely high, around $43,700 a year. The additional fees at Vanderbilt University beyond tuition are nearly $1,100, which makes it a total of $44,800 annually.

Read the details about Vanderbilt University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
12%
Hard
According to recent data, 31,464 applications were submitted and 3,674 were accepted, so it is challenging to get admitted at this school.

Vanderbilt University might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Vanderbilt University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$9,600
High
Vanderbilt University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Vanderbilt University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Vanderbilt University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 6,300 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is high - around $9,600 annually.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Vanderbilt University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Vanderbilt University appears to be a very dangerous school. The institution has been investigated by the government for possible crime reporting violations. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Vanderbilt University Location and Maps



Post Address: Vanderbilt University, 2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
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