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College Freshman

Parking: I'm still a freshman so I don't have experience with campus parking.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't rushed yet so I'm not an expert on Greek life, but it seems to be pretty inclusive and fun.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is an amazing city, with several bars, restaurants, and shops within walking distance of campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car so I don't care about parking at all

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Vandy police are always around but never troubling

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Freshman commons has the best food, there's always food available

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is great, upperclassman living is above average

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Vandy Vans are fantastic, Nashville MTA decent

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Great need-based aid; merit-based is difficult

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: Good. lEt you design your own which is really nice

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I did biomedical engineering. Great course. Not the best, but good enough.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: College in general is pretty awesome. The name says it all.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you don't want to do drugs, then you don't have to. But if you want to, they're definitely accessible

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: In a great city, great weather, great parties, great academics, great people. Couldn't ask for anything else.

2 people found this useful Report
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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