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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not qualified to give an accurate review of Vandy.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's an excellent school, so I'm sure students have many opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Again, I am not qualified to give an accurate review

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Have yet to inhabit it, so I cannot give an accurate review.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very influential at Vanderbilt University

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Again, I have yet to actually attend then school, so I cannot give an informed opinion.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't transferred yet so I don't really have that much information, but I am absolutely looking forward to attending.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Greek life is the party scene. Tailgates r lyfe

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is easy even if you don't always end up in what you want. Be prepared to work your ass off.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We're a Southern school. Doing better, but still so far to go.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lot of alcohol, lot of marijuana, you can find other stuff if you want to but if you want to avoid it you absolutely can.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Vanderbilt. Classes are interesting (beyond intro classes), people are wonderful, campus is beautiful!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of school pride so networking is easy as alumni are enthusiastic to connect and help.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Disability services have been extremely accommodating and helpful!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the newer dorms are ridiculously spacious and nice, while the old one's aren't. It's as one would expect.

What's kinda a bummer for me is you're not allowed to live off campus until senior year MAYBE, which I would much prefer, but I do like the residential community vibes and how close my dorms have been to classes.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved right now but am planning to rush this year (my sophomore year). Sorority houses are mostly for chapter meetings and hanging out, as only the top officers are living in the houses. Sororities also cannot hold parties, and any pregames have to be held off campus or in the dorms of some srat girls. You're guaranteed a bid if you make it to pref night, which is awesome. Formal rush happens over two weekends coming back from winter break, and it's pretty regulated, unlike fraternity rush.

Fraternities are big. Parties happen Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat, with Saturday tailgates. Rush seems like it would be hell, because boys basically have to go out most weeknight freshman fall.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of options, and the facilities are gorgeous, but not a lot of student support. Everyone tailgates, but few people end up actually going to the games.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Vanderbilt is a welcoming community of individuals who are, for the most part, ambitious, hard-working, interesting, and interested in what you have to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Like at any other school, the students who are into Greek Life get involved in it and love the experience. From what I hear, Greek Life at Vandy is pretty big compared to most other top-tier, high-achieving schools. There doesn't seem to be a particularly negative view of Greeks by non-Greeks, both groups are fairly respectful and acceptant toward each other.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: You'll see a lot of school spirit and decent turnout for our games. There's also tons of club and intramural sports to try and great rec center along with a few other small exercise rooms across campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, going to Vandy has been a wonderful experience. Most students are friendly and hardworking individuals. The classes we face can be difficult, but there's plenty of different opportunities to get help from faculty, TAs or other students.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lively night scene. Best to join Greek life to have more options.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On campus Greek parties when you're younger, off campus bars after that.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are very rigorous and a lot is expected of the students.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse despite the Southern school reputation

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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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