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4 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: 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.

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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

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very rigorous and challenging, but learning tons!

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5 College Sophomore

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

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Super hot, lots of variety

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Focused on safety, not enforcing rules.

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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

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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

Campus Quality: Constantly renovating and trying to improve campus

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Best possible balance of social and study life!

5 College Sophomore

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

5 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

Technology: You have to have a laptop to function

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Partying on campus is great, so is off-campus!

4 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Usually fairly warm, can get pretty rainy. Campus is gorgeous no matter what

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel a little bit anxious walking around the edges of campus alone at night, but other than that I always feel extremely safe.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Commons is really the best environment for freshman in my opinion, so inclusive and brand new to boot.

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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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