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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had wonderful experiences with professors at Vandy. Classes aren't easy but the challenge is worth it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Students from here move on to amazing careers all over the world.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have many programs in place from students and administration to prevent and react to sexual assault. We take it very seriously here on our campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only 6 greeks live in each house. They are small. Greek life is a big part of campus but many people decide against going greek.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is awful. Baseball is great. Our rec center is amazing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Only seniors live off-campus because Vanderbilt requires on-campus living.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Getting to off campus food is easy and delicious.

5 College Freshman

Administration: If you don't flaunt that you are doing something wrong, you're probably fine.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Whenever you wanna go out, you have options.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm broke and I can still afford Vanderbilt.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food here. You get tons of choices, and quality food while you're at it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing at Vanderbilt isn't cheap and it isn't huge, but the atmosphere of the dorms is great. I met my best friends on my floor, and have a great relationship with people in my house. You won't get you own bathroom, and you won't get tons of space, but the housing is great because of the people.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is spectacular. Always hot and fresh cooked for you. All servers have a wonderful smile and make you feel welcome and comfortable

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are wonderful dining halls that serve amazing food. The dorms are nice and spacious, as well as in close proximity to each other which allows more social interaction. Stambaugh is best

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Not worth it, cool if you want to have parties but downtown is expensive. Further away is pretty good price but you'll need a car and parking on campus is expensive

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Nashville has a wonderful restaurant scene for any taste and budget. There are decent options near campus, but if you want good food you'll have to drive or uber.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Administration: Pretty supportive of student organizations and the Dean of Students is really accessible and cares, but he's got a lot going on.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Scholarships: Vanderbilt is as generous as you can get, I think. Tons of scholarships available, and they're rolling out new plans to get aid to as many people who need it.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Party Scene: Depends who you hang with, it can be awesome to bad

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Food: Rand has been getting worse.

I love spending flex dollars at off campus restaurants!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Best option is Mctyeire - oldest dorm on campus that has its own dining facility, offering buffet breakfast 5x/week and buffet dinner 4x/week. Only catch is you have to speak a foreign language or be interested in international affairs, but you've got single rooms and a wonderful close-knit community!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is plenty here, but the process is always annoying.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not really part of the party scene. It's sometimes fun as long as people don't throw up

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's not amazing. Sometimes, the food isn't all that.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The audition experience at Vanderbilt is incredible. The level of hospitality and genuine interest was something I just didn't find at other schools (even the big ones like Indiana and Northwestern). Expect interaction with professors, observing classes, students wanting to talk with you, dinner at the University Club, and a student concert.

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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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