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

Campus Strictness: Depends on your RA (for freshmen at least) but most are pretty chill as long as you're not trying to throw a giant party in your dorm.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Better than what most of my friends eat at their schools. It's not terribly diverse, but there's always something good available.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is BIG. You dont quite realize everything that happens at Vandy because of the Greek system until you join.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is a dynamic city with more than meets the eye.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Frats are easy to get to by walking or the Vandy Vans (about a 10 minute walk). Getting downtown is a bit more challenging, but cabs are always around and the ride is short.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Vandy Vans and cabs are extremely easy to use (although the Vandy Vans only run after 5:00 pm...). Nashville's airport is incredibly easy to get to and navigate.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: So many great academic convos outside class

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very rigorous and challenging, but learning tons!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Party if you want, mostly a booze campus

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Super hot, lots of variety

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Focused on safety, not enforcing rules.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Work hard/play hard. Don't care about anyone's GPA

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: VUPD is about protecting students. Super helpful!

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Very few students granted off campus waivers

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have friends from many countries, religions, etc

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything nearby is on the card!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Just built a huge new athletic facility at the rec

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Only have Vandy Vans at night, walkable campus

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Best possible balance of social and study life!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Constantly renovating and trying to improve campus

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Munchie Marts open 24/7=lifesavers during finals

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Nashville is wonderful, great food and parks!

4 College Sophomore

Computers: You have to have a laptop to function

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Partying on campus is great, so is off-campus!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everyone lives on campus, so community is huge!

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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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