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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 47 - Vanderbilt University


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Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee and the campus is situated on 330 acres in the heart of Nashville, 1.5 miles southwest of downtown. Vanderbilt's campus is park-like and creates a collaborative culture that empowers leaders of tomorrow. Vanderbilt University is a unique institution that offers a transformative education and research experience.


Ever since reading Anderson Cooper's book I find the Vanderbilt family even more interesting. Vanderbilt is in the top 20 most difficult colleges in the U.S. to get into.


The most popular majors at Vanderbilt University are in the fields of social sciences, humanities, economics, computer science, mathematics, neuroscience, and political science. However, Vanderbilt offers a wide range of academic programs and majors, including specialized programs in Math & Statistics, Legal, and Human and Organizational Development.


Notable alumni include actor Molly Simms, former Vice-President Al Gore, singer Amy Grant and author James Patterson.


Here are some reasons why Vanderbilt is unique:

  • Balance of Campus and City Life: Vanderbilt has the perfect balance of campus and city life. It is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, creating a perfect balance of campus and city life.

  • Collaborative Culture: Vanderbilt's environment is very collaborative, and students freely exchange ideas to gain new perspectives on different situations/problems. The university values many of the same factors as Ivy League schools in its admissions process, such as academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

  • Financial Aid: Vanderbilt has one of the most supportive financial aid programs, and it also offers merit scholarships.

  • Residential Experience: Vanderbilt offers an immersive residential undergraduate experience, with 79% of undergraduate students living on campus in twenty-eight residence halls and apartments.

  • Schools and Colleges: Vanderbilt has ten schools and colleges, including medical, law, and engineering schools.

The acceptance rate for Vanderbilt University for the incoming class of 2027 was 5.6%. Vanderbilt University has recently announced that it will not require scores from the ACT or SAT exams for students applying to enter the university for fall of 2024. However, students are welcome to submit their scores if they help their application shine. Students who get into Vanderbilt have an average SAT score between 1480-1570 or an average ACT score of 34-35.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/

Go Commodores!


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