Vanderbilt UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nashville, TN

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$52,070

Avg tuition

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About Vanderbilt University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

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.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

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.

SAT & ACT

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

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1460-1560

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 33-35

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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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13k

Students Enrolled

8%

Online Student Enrollment

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can 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.

Demographics

White

52%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Asian

10%

Black

9%

Hispanic

8%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Financial 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

16%

State Grant Aid

8%

Institution Grant Aid

62%

Pell Grant

15%

Average Aid Awarded

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

Financial Outlook

$62k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

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.