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6,731
Tuition
$42,978
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:31,099
Male Applicants:13,699
Female Applicants:17,400
Total Acceptances:3,963
Male Acceptances:2,054
Female Acceptances:1,909
Acceptance Rate:13%
Yield: ? 41%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 288-0432
Email:admissions@vanderbilt.edu
Web Site:www.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$50
Application Web Site:www.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/applyNow.p...
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 1, January 3December 15, February 15
Regular Decision January 3 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification thereafter
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,613
Full-Time Male Enrollment:784
Full-Time Female Enrollment:829
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 3,109
Applicants Accepting: ? 1,390
Students Enrolled: ? 202
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:533
Applicants Accepted:298
Students Enrolled:171

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 700 - 780 710 - 790 680 - 770 2090 - 2340 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 32 - 35 30 - 35 8 - 10 32 - 34 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:84%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:44%
Students Submitting ACT:62%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • How extensive all the requirements that undergrads have to complete are. Take AP tests in order to get out of more requirements if you can.
  • How large and imposing the Greek system is. Regardless of your position on whether or not you will join a frat, you will undoubtedly be affected by their abundance and spend a lot of time at their houses.
  • It takes so long to get your head out of the fog that is the Vanderbubble, and you should make an effort early on in your college career.
  • The break schedule for Vanderbilt is a bit off from the rest of the world. School begins in late August with spring break starting in February, classes ending by late April, and a short winter break. This can make it difficult to plan vacations and trips with family or friends.
  • The depth of Southern culture and its affect on the citizens of Nashville. Unless you're from the South, the "Southern mentality" is impossible to understand. Visit the South (Tennessee, in particular), or speak to relatives and friends who have lived or gone to school in the South to get their take on all this.
  • The weather can be extremely unpredictable at Vanderbilt. Make sure to bring clothes for all conditions, regardless of the season. Rain boots, light jackets, heavy coats, jeans, shorts, flip-flops, T-shirts, sweaters, and skirts are all appropriate garments for a normal February and March.
Interviews & Information Sessions
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open Monday through Saturday (except on school holidays, which is an insignificant point considering that we don't get Labor, Veterans, Presidents or MLK day off). The number of people on tours is limited, so in order to insure yourself a place, it is necessary to call ahead and make a reservation. During weekdays, tours are offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with an information session at 1 p.m. On weekends, there is an information session at 10 a.m. and a tour at 11 a.m. Overnight stays are encouraged as a great way to get a student's perspective on the school. Like the tours, these should be arranged in advance by calling the admissions office at (800) 288-0432.
Campus Tours
Call the admissions office. The best time to visit the school is during the school year which starts in late August and runs through late April. Come during a time that is not close to a decision deadline-it seems there are more prospectives than students.
Virtual Tour of Campus
www.vanderbilt.edu/viewbook
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