Rank: 15

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TNwww.vanderbilt.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1510/33
Enrollment
6,977
Vanderbilt's elegant campus is widely recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful. Home to forests containing hundreds of species of trees, it has been designated a national arboretum. Although fewer than half of Vanderbilt's...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$67,100
% of students who get any grants
64%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$24,800
Average price for low-income students
$6,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
92%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
11%
Average merit grant
$22,000
student success
Graduation rate
92%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$12,000
Average salary within 5 years
$57,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
59%
admissions
Acceptance rate
12%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1510/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
1-Nov
Regular application
1-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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Vanderbilt is an excellent place to continue your education. It is easy to find your place at this school because the environment is amazingly friendly and welcoming. Greek life is huge here and many people get involved. The weather is usually mild and the faculty is great. The food is...
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It is a great school, but very challenging! The grading scale seems to be harder than other schools of its caliber. Sometimes, classes seem overly difficult, but there is not a substantial curve or grade inflation as is seen with other Ivy's or pseudo-Ivy's. The social scene is very dominated...
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Vanderbilt was a great place to go to college. Students come from all over the country and world, making it an interesting place. The academics are challenging, but the community is great. The SEC is a great sports conference. The campus is located less than 2 miles from downtown Nashville,...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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