Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt is a mid-sized, high-level research university, that attracts a diverse group of highly talented students from around the country and the world. In an inclusive residential environment, students take advantage of 67 majors across four undergraduate schools, 420+ student-led organizations, and all that Nashville has to offer. The Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid program helps make a Vanderbilt education affordable for all admitted students regardless of their economic circumstances. Over 50% of students conduct academic research, over 50% study abroad, and over 65% participate in at least one internship while at Vanderbilt.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Vanderbilt considers you a first-year student if you have not completed the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours of credit after completing high school (high school degree or GED). Courses taken as dual-enrollment do not count towards these hours if those credits are being used to graduate from your high school program.

Transfer

Students from accredited institutions are welcome to apply for transfer admission. Vanderbilt considers you a transfer student if you have completed the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours of credit after completing high school (high school degree or GED). Courses taken as dual-enrollment do not count towards these hours if those credits are being used to graduate from your high school program.

Additional Information

Our resolve to make a Vanderbilt education accessible and affordable to all admitted students is stronger than ever. Both our need-based and merit-based scholarships reflect our dedication to making a Vanderbilt education possible. 

Opportunity Vanderbilt Need-based Scholarships
Our Opportunity Vanderbilt need-based scholarship program makes three commitments. First, for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, your ability to pay is not part of the admission decision. Second, we meet 100% of your family’s demonstrated need. Third, your financial aid award will not include loans. Opportunity Vanderbilt does all of this without income bands or income cutoffs that limit eligibility. Learn more at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/

Signature Merit Scholarships
Three signature scholarships – the Ingram Scholars Program, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, and the Chancellor’s Scholarship – comprise the majority of Vanderbilt’s merit-based awards. Recipients of these scholarships are guaranteed full-tuition awards for up to eight semesters that include a stipend for research, study abroad, a creative endeavor, or the required Immersion Vanderbilt experience. Learn more at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships/
 

Visit us

Whether you’re just beginning your college search or have already been admitted to Vanderbilt, visiting campus will provide you with insights you simply can’t get through word-of-mouth exchanges, viewbooks, or websites. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a variety of campus visit programs to give you plenty of opportunities to get to know us. Learn more at https://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/visit/

I chose Vanderbilt because I wanted to attend a college that would challenge me academically while still supporting my extracurricular interests and personal development. I’m happy to say that Vanderbilt has exceeded my expectations in every regard!

Katie Radulovacki, Medicine, Health and Society major, '21
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School location
Address

2305 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203-1727, United States of America

Phone number

(615) 322-2561

Region

South

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