Vanderbilt University

1,144 reviews
  1. Nashville, TN
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Vanderbilt University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

Vanderbilt University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
13%
SAT Range
1430-1580
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,173/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,905/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,052/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,620/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,018/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,006/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,778Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    32%
  • Rounded
    25%
  • Talented and intellegent
    21%
  • Smart not nerdy, very friendly.
    11%
  • Lazy but intelligent
    7%
  • Pre-professional
    4%
  • Hot nerd
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.65 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Southern school with Ivy League standards
    46%
  • Work hard, play hard
    21%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Shallow
    13%
  • Hip
    4%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • A study in contrasts
    0%

After Vanderbilt University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

1,144 reviews
  • Excellent
    370
  • Very Good
    417
  • Average
    285
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    29
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..
  • College Senior
  • 11 days ago
Exceptional faculty make classes much easier. Students are welcoming & friendly!
  • College Freshman
  • 25 days ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago