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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have developed some great relationships with my professors and they genuinely seem to care about my well-being. Classes are good sizes and I have had some really great classes in the different departments across the campus.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many students I know that have graduated have found jobs quickly or have gone on to grad schools of their choice.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: They are good at notifying the students when there are issues on campus and I generally feel we are well cared for by the school and campus security.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are great! The new dorms - Kissam, were really nice as well. Currently living in an apartment style dorm with three other student and I really like this set up.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Some of the fraternities and sororities are really party orientated, but others do a great job of serving the community.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The facilities are great, but our teams don't perform as well as we would like them to. The fans are not always enthusiastic about going to the games. Having the matching band/pep band really helps for the football and basketball games. The students are very loyal, they just don't always show up at the games.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am getting an awesome education and have had numerous opportunities at Vanderbilt. I have enjoyed being part of the marching band, taking part in the student run radio station and many other extra curricular activities as well. Working in a research lab as well as having a TA position has taught me a lot beyond what I would have learned in a classroom. It also helps that the financial aid is great here and my professors have been great as well..

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Exceptional faculty make classes much easier. Students are welcoming & friendly!

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, I do not partake in the consumption of alcohol or similar beverages, and this is what frustrates me about Greek Life. Truth be told, many fraternities and sororities host parties far too often rather than using said time to aid the community.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The recreational centers are outstanding in both style, design, and efficiency. Many students not only utilize the machinery placed in the centers for health purposes, but also have transformed the atmosphere into a social environment.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Vanderbilt university is nothing less of an Ivy League school. The university holds high expectations for all of its students and staff, and the campus is mesmerizing, to say the least.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a transfer student entering Vanderbilt, I know little about the campus however, I applied eagerly because of my wonderful experience taking a summer class there. The students I met were ambitious and friendly and the professor was engaging and helpful. From what I experienced, I could tell that this campus combined strong academics with a diverse and welcoming community.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Great opportunity to get involved in service and fun

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Big part of student life, games are a lot of fun!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great school, very challenging. Best decision!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses offered vary tremendously but the classes I have enjoyed the most have been those that are no larger than 50 people because it gives a chance to learn more and discuss the issues.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Vanderbilt is a school on the rise and our reputation is spreading throughout the country as more and more students are being recruited from the west and northeast. The alumni network is still strongest in the south in areas like Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston but is expanding in places such as Chicago and New York as well. There are lots of finance/consulting companies that come to Vanderbilt to recruit and I believe that the finance industry tends to do the most recruiting of any group.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are lots of blue lights spread throughout the campus, and campus pd is easily accessible.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing on the commons is very good as the buildings are very new and they are close to a dining hall, but with the exception of Morgan and Lewis and the dorms on Highland Quad there are some very old dorms and some like blakemore are very far from main campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very diverse and there have been a lot of problems regarding hazing and drug abuse amongst the members.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Unlike at most SEC schools, the athletic scene doesn't have a large following. Many people simply aren't that interested and our teams aren't good enough to help change that. However all athletic events are free which is a great thing.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like how are school has a strong academic focus but the student body understands the balance of working and and relaxing.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors, for the most part, are extremely knowledgeable and good at explaining. Some of them are a bit arrogant, but it's frankly understandable considering some of their positions and successes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know students fare well in admission into Graduate Programs, but I've heard job placement directly after graduation can be a bit difficult!

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The only problems I've had regarding Health was with the billing at Student Health, but I don't think it was their fault that the bills were so expensive!

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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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