Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
6,731
Tuition
$42,118
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Junior

Athletics: We just redid our athletics facility and I'm excited to see the renovations

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I really like Nashville. There is great music, bars, and the Opry

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: Vanderbilt prides itself in the financial aid it provides

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus before so I'm not the person to ask

5 College Junior

Transportation: You have many options from public transportation to Vandy Van to Zip Cars

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've enjoyed the campus housing. Kissam also just opened.

5 College Junior

Majors: There are plenty of options for majors as well as minors.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program Cognitive Studies. I also created my own major, which was perfect!

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I'm a rising senior and as long as I've been here I haven't witnessed anyone be pressured to do drugs of any kind. It's there if you want it, but I believe there is little to no discrimination against those who choose not to partake. Alcohol is prominent. MJ is available. Harder stuff is apparently very available if you're in a Frat, but I'm a girl so I wouldn't know.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know anything about greek life, so I'm probably not a reliable source in this area.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything about Vanderbilt's campus is beautiful and full of opportunity.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I haven't spent a lot of time on the undergrad side of campus, but I've noticed a lot of different types of people on the Peabody side of campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I will be expected to have various experiences through community touch points. I don't necessarily have to have one internship, but I plan to take advantage of my work experiences to the fullest extent allowed!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm excited to get started. Vanderbilt was the only school I found in Nashville with a program like this. If I were at another school, I might have some reservations about finding a job in my field. However, I'm confident that the quality of education along with the support of the college will allow me to find a job with no problem.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is a fun town with a lot to do. You can hear live music anytime you want (not just country). But you can also enjoy the outdoors and spend a day (or more) hiking in beautiful scenery.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Vanderbilt is a "wet" campus, so the visibility of alcohol is high, but people seem to be mostly responsible.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security is satisfactory and they seem to be accessible. The communication regarding any on campus incident is good.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: It's city life with southern charm.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Scholarships: I got offers I didn't expect.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: There's all kinds of people here.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's not NYC or LA, but Nashville has a lot to offer.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: Admissions folks are top notch. Be yourself.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are instances of violence and robbery in the area surrounding the university.

4 College Senior

Weather: Winter is mild, spring has some rain, summers are hot.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Transportation: I never struggle to get anywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
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Christopher McDonald
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Any student beginning a college career will pass through the phase of questioning his or her decision. For Vanderbilt students, this phase is a short one. The beauty and excitement of campus quickly pushes away any negative thoughts. Southern hospitality is alive and strong around Vanderbilt, and for those out-of-towners, it’s usually a welcome surprise. Taking the time to meet new people, whether they are Southern natives or people from across the country, will make the transition from high school to college a lot smoother. Finding your niche at any college is the most important thing to having a successful four years. Vanderbilt is big enough to accommodate almost anyone’s desires and small enough to make this campus feel like home for the years you spend here. 

While Vanderbilt has a lot of positive qualities, it isn’t the best choice for everyone. Choosing Vanderbilt means choosing to be in a situation where name-brand clothes and high-end cars have a certain amount of importance. Most students come from white upper-class families, and while they may not all fit the stereotype of wealthy snobs, money is in abundance for most on campus. More than anything, however, choosing Vanderbilt means choosing an extremely difficult and intense academic institution. You will pull your share of all-nighters, sit through any number of obvious “weed-out courses,” stress out over harsh grading curve, and panic when professors refuse to move deadlines despite countless other exams and papers. But thankfully, Vanderbilt embodies a work-hard, play-hard lifestyle. The second you make it through the more hellacious periods of school, there will be countless opportunities to throw all cares aside and enjoy your time at Vanderbilt.

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