Vanderbilt UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Nashville, Tennessee Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,131, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 9%. The university offers 74 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 93%, and a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. Tuition and fees for students are $52,070.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

9% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 9%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 97%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 93%


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1460-1560

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 33-35

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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Female Student Population


Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled




Non-U.S. Citizen








Two or more races




American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Socio-Economic Diversity

15% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $6,086
State Grant Aid $5,241
Institution Grant Aid $42,932
Pell Grant Aid $4,493

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.