Vanderbilt University Profile

Vanderbilt, founded in 1873, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, the Peabody College and the Blair School of Music. Its 330-acre campus is located in the University Center section of Nashville.

Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 18% of 21,811 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 3
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: 3.7
SAT Math: 690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 660-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30-34 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance: $59,218
Tuition and Fees: $41,996
Room and Board: $13,560
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $42,397
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $18,605

Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 860
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 5
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003535: Free

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