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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Vanderbilt meets 100% of your demonstrated financial need, which is amazing.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Pub at Vanderbilt is amazing. It really feels like you are at an Irish Pub in downtown Nashville

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Vanderbilt University is one of the best undergraduate universities in the nation. The housing at Vanderbilt is amazing which is why most students choose to live on campus for all four years. Being in the heart of Nashville, a budding city, the students at Vanderbilt always have an opportunity to do interesting things. The housing process at Vanderbilt is extremely easy. You simply fill out a quick survey and you are done!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is pretty good, and lots of places accept the card. However, off-campus dining can get a little old, especially after the first year.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's definitely thriving, but easy to avoid if that's not what you're interested in.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Most of the RAs aren't out to get you, so as long as you're not belligerent, you won't get into trouble. However, if you get into an honor violation, there are serious consequences.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school has the money you need, but you have to pursue it. Fortunately, the financial aid officers are very helpful and always willing to work out any problems with you.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food here is pretty great. Meal plans are stressful because of limited "swipes" for sophomores and up, and meal time restrictions, but you get used to it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are fantastic, for the most part. All are really big and pretty clean. However, the housing process is very difficult to navigate, and after the first year the process basically gives you the worst of what campus has to offer (which, relatively speaking, is still pretty nice).

5 College Freshman

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

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5 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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.

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5 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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