Vanderbilt University


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Vanderbilt University


$33,440 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 3

Application fee


Educational Resources


Biomedical | Divinity | Law | Management | Music | Peabody Education| Science & Engineering |Special Collections provides access to primary resources to over 2,000 patrons yearly. It is administered and maintained by eight full-time staff members. Special Collections houses one of the finest twentieth-century Southern literature collections in the United States and is the center for the study of the Fugitive and Agrarian groups. Other collections include Southern history since the Civil War, Southern Culture, Women’s Issues, Civil Rights, Religion, and the Performing Arts. / The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC’s Nightline since 1989.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,056,707 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 33,883 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,022,373 microforms.
  • 266,213 Audio/Visual items.
  • 198,707 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Arthur J. Dyer Observatory is the principal astronomical facility of Vanderbilt University. It is located about ten miles south of the center of Nashville near Brentwood, Tennessee at an elevation of 1,131 feet above sea level on a sixteen-acre wooded hilltop. Its precise geographical position as determined by the U.S. Geological Survey, is 36 degrees 03’08.50″ north latitude and 5h 47m 13.27s west of Greenwich.The Arthur J. Dyer Observatory is the principal astronomical facility of Vanderbilt University. It is located at an elevation of 1,131 feet above sea level on a sixteen-acre wooded hilltop. Its precise geographical position as determined by the U.S. Geological Survey, is 36 degrees 03’08.50″ north latitude and 5h 47m 13.27s west of Greenwich.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 370 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 140 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 300 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 10,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 83% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 51% of housing units are Singles.
  • 34% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 10% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 300 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Athenians, Chi Epsilon, Gamma Beta Phi, Lambda Pi Eta, Lotus Eaters, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kapa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Christian Fellowship, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), Beta Upsilon Chi, Christian Business Association, Christian Legal Society, Commodores for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Interfaith Council, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Presbyterian Campus Ministry, Reformed University Fellowship, United Methodist Student Organization, Vanderbilt Catholic Community, Vanderbilt Hillel, Vanderbilt Meditation Group, Victory Campus Ministries, Voices of Praise, Young Life;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) APALSA, Asian American Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Students Association, European Student Association, Global Business Club, International Awareness Committee, International Law Society, Latin Business Association, Malaysian Students Association, Masala-SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange), Middle Eastern Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students, Thai Students Association, Vanderbilt African Student Union, Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students, Vanderbilt Chinese Student Association, Vanderbilt Hawaii Club, Vanderbilt India Association, Vanderbilt Model UN, Vandy Taal, Vanderbilt University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Vanderbilt University Taiwanese Student and Scholars;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), Biomedical Engineering Society, Black Law Students Association, Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association, eBusiness & Technology Club, History Students’ Association, Human and Organizational Performance Association, Math Club, Max Adler Student Investment Fund, MBA Finance Club, National Society of Black Engineers, Owen Marketing Association, Owen Operations Club, Religious Studies Association, School of Nursing Graduate Council, Society of Physics Students, Society of Women Engineers, Strategy Club, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Student Association of Art and Art History, Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA), Biomedical Research Interdisciplinary Student Committee (BRISC), Graduate Student Council, Undergraduate Honor Council, Vanderbilt Law School Ambassadors, Juggling and Physical Arts, Momentum Dance Group, Original Cast, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sarratt Art Studios, Rhythm & Roots, Sarratt Visual Arts Committee, Swingin’ Dores, Vanderbilt Children’s Theater, Vanderbilt Music Society, Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, Vanderbilt University Band, Vanderbilt University Concert Choir, Variations, Commodore Student Yearbook, Orbis, The Vanderbilt Review, Amnesty International, BLUEprint, Community Vanderbilt, Gold Stars, Honor Council – Owen Graduate School of Management, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Outdoor Adventure Club, Owen School Student Association, Peabody Council, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Vanderbilt Chapter, The VENT, Vanderbilt Bar Association, Vanderbilt Lambda Association, Vanderbilt Mock Trial Organization, Vanderbilt Moot Court Board, Vanderbilt Trial Advocacy Society, Vanderbilt Undergraduate Business Society, Vanderbilt University Role-Players’ Club, IMPACT Symposium, Alumni Class Officers, Great Performances, Homecoming Committee, Open Dores, Sarratt Live, Special Activities, Vanderbilt Programming Board, Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee, VPB Film Committee, Alternative Spring Break, Best Buddies International, Circle K International, Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, Kids and Computers, Leaders Engaged for an Active Democracy (LEAD), Manna Project International at Vanderbilt, P. L. A. Y. (Performing and Learning Actively with Youth, Pencil Project, Second Helpings, Small Gestures, smART (formerly VERSES), SPACE (Students Promoting and Advocating for Community Engagement), Vanderbilt CARES, Vanderbilt Inner-City Programs (VIP), Vanderbilt Prison Project, Vanderbilt Sierra Club, Vanderbuddies, Vanderbuilds, V-SMAC, VSVS: Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, Amnesty International, Armed Forces Club, CHEERS, Entertainment & Sports Law Society, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Club, Law & Business Society, Owen Entrepreneurship Association, Owen Health Care Club, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society, Skull and Bones, Society of Automotive Engineers, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Vanderbilt Aero Club, Vanderbilt Chess, Vanderbilt Computer Society, Vanderbilt Feminists, Vanderbilt Students for Life, Vanderbilt Swing Club, V-SLAM (Vanderbilt Students who Love Anime and Manga), Wake Up America, Wilderness Skills Course, Women Law Students Association, Women’s Business Association;


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Nashville (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Nashville (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 23% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 16 fraternities
  • 34% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 50% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Tennessee)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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