Nashville Tennessee, TN USA 37240
Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University is a private university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally called “Central University,” it was renamed “Vanderbilt” in 1877 when tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt generously provided the school with its first endowment. Notable alumni include Vice Presidents, Olympic medalists, and Supreme Court Justices.
Vanderbilt ranks 14 in the nation, famously known as one of the top research universities. Highly competitive, its acceptance rate is 12%. Its graduation rate is 88%. The tuition rate is $54,840 per year, plus additional fees. The university prides itself on its robust financial aid and scholarship programs, providing assistance to students without using loans. Nearly 14,000 students attend Vanderbilt. With 10 schools and colleges, the university offers 70 undergraduate and over 60 graduate programs. Vanderbilt follows a semester-based academic calendar.
On campus, students enjoy a strong sense of community, cultivated by the university’s college residential program. With its “Immersion Vanderbilt” program, the university offers experiential learning for students to pursue their civic, creative, international or research pursuits. Students also enjoy Vanderbilt’s 475 clubs and organizations and intramural sports, as well as Nashville’s world-renowned music and dining scene.
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