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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big at Vandy. You don't have to be apart of it to fit in, but a lot students will join. If you don't join you can certainly still have friends who are in sororities or frats. Greek life is prominent here, but it doesn't control your life.

9 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: They meet all students 100% based on need.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never had any problems...

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Not very strict. As long as you work hard and do well in school, they let you have fun

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you can get off campus then you will find some fun places but... good luck getting approved

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's Nashville. Come on...

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life was the best part of my time at Vanderbilt. The relationships and social skills you gain in greek life will probably be one of the most valuable things you take from college and will serve you well for the rest of your life.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I loved being in Branscomb. Right in the middle of campus with close proximity to greek life and classes. New dorms are unbelievable... too bad I didn't get to stay in them

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Work hard, play hard. Most workload of any degree on campus but it is also well respected amongst the student body (and with employers)

4 College Junior

Majors: Good starting salary. All depends how you pair it. HOD should be great for years to come

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: REgistering parties and beer rules is pretty asss

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some really nice new buildings. Wish they didnt make you stay on campus

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: tons of restaurants to choose from. incredible scene

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Highest quality of professors around, for the most part

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Vandy alums like to hire vanderbilt students

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: wish theyd let more students go off campus

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: Peabody College is easier to get into than the rest of them, which is nice

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4 College Junior

Majors: I like it, wish there were some more business-centered classes in HOD, but thats what I take MGRL classes for I guess

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3 College Junior

Academics: HOD is growing. Being taken more seriously

5 College Junior

Local Area: Nashville is great place to go to school

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Same as every other university. Nothing special. It gets old rather quickly. One benefit is that many of these places are on the card, so no money out of my own proverbial pocket has to be taken out.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There's museums and places for people to go if they want to see the town a bit. Bars and lots of shopping areas adorn the area and public transportation is incredible to getting you where you want to go or need to be. Downtown Nashville, near Vanderbilt, is a breeding down for crime and assault, so don't walk around at night. That's the only downside.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Great deals for the prices. Dining halls can be a little cramped and hard to find seating, but they are generally good. Menu gets really old after a while and food can be pretty gross, but it's not that big a deal and it's survivable. Delivery places are great and the small shops and stores around campus are perfect for when you just don't want the food anymore.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The average male student has one look: backwards baseball cap, tshirt, cargo shorts, Sperrys. The average girl? Three quarters exercise pants, big tshirt, running shoes. At first glance, the average student on campus looks very attractive. Delicious even. As soon as partying weekends hit or classes start, you will no longer think them attractive and you are left wondering how in the hell they managed to get accepted by Vanderbilt. The average student is preppy, only interested in makeup and boys, lazy, disgusting pigs, sleep around like nobody's business, always out partying, rude, stuck-up and prissy, and most likely a psych major.

Now, the non average student, which they are kind of hard to find on occasion, are cool, classy and chic. Easy going, interested in chilling and just talking, not huge on the 'get drunk until we pass out' scene. Basically, pretty much the opposite of the average student, and waaaaaaay better to hang out with.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is outrageously huge. Especially on weekends. Frat row is generally the go to place if you would like to get hammered and party like a rock star with other equally hammered students. Nobody judges you because students behave as if getting wasted and partying hard every weekend is an admirable quality. Even if your liver is slowly wasting away. The party scene is a negative hands down. If there's not drunk students asleep on the concrete, they're on the VandyVans talking too loudly and disrupting everyone's peace or they're in your dorm hallway throwing up.

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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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