Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
www.vanderbilt.edu 2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37240
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A Athletics
  • A Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A+ Party Scene

Vanderbilt University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 9.12%
Acceptance Deadline January 1
Students Receiving Financial Aid 68.21%

Vanderbilt University Cost

Net Price* $25,855
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,086
Students Receiving Financial Aid 68.21%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Vanderbilt University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 7:1

Vanderbilt University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Economics
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology
  • Psychology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • English

Vanderbilt University Online

Offers Online Courses No

Vanderbilt University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 6,789
Part-Time Undergraduates 72

Vanderbilt University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Gabriel Hall
Vanderbilt University
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Gabriel, please feel free to call me Gabe, and I'm an Senior Advisor at CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and my M.S in School Counseling and Guidance from New York University. I also hold my M.B.A from Stratford University. I truly look forward to working with you every step of the way and navigating you through this amazing, yet time sensitive journey. Key Roles: SAT Testing Administrator at College Board; Director of College and Career Readiness Program in Virginia. Expertise in the following areas: college admissions and financial aid process, college applications, FASFA and CSS Profile submission, academic and career counseling, transcript review, NCAA Clearinghouse ,college major exploration, transfer, academic resume creation and cover letter creation, interview preparation and much more! I absolutely love assisting student's and families navigate the college admissions process and can't wait to work with you!

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Feven Alemu
Duke University
Hi! My name is Feven, and I graduated in 2018 from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Global Health. I'm an Atlanta native and prospective law student at Emory University. I'm so excited to start working with you on your admissions journey!

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Diamond Williams
Vanderbilt University
Hi there! My name is Diamond, and I am a 2020 graduate of Vanderbilt University. During my time at Vanderbilt, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in the Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida. I look forward to working with you and helping you through the application process!

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Arianna Lee
Dartmouth College
Hello, my name is Arianna! I got admitted early to Dartmouth College's class of 2016, and I was pre-med with a major in Neuroscience and a concentration in English. I have experience mentoring over 100 students through the application process to both undergraduate and graduate schools. Students that I have tutored have been admitted into Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth (Tuck School of Business), Columbia (Medical School), Brown, Princeton, UMich, MSU, CalTech, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Berkley (to name a few!). I can help you get into a school that will highlight your passions! I am a Questbridge Scholar and was a Gates Finalist for anyone that needs support on scholarship or financial aid. I look forward to working with you!

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Arbre’ya Lewis
Duke University
Hello, my name is Arbre'ya Lewis. As a first generation, low-income, minority student, I recognized early the incredible power that comes with the resources & knowledge of a college advisor. In 2018, after graduating from Duke University, I became an advisor at a high school in Durham, NC so I could be that much needed resource for local students. After serving as the advisor for over 800 junior & senior students from 2018-19, I left for graduate school. My time at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University allowed me to pursue my other professional interests as I obtained my Master's in Public Health. I currently work full time as a Health Communications Specialist, with a focus in cancer prevention. I'm driven daily by my desire to pursue equitable health & education for all. On that note, I am the founder of P.O. Purpose, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority students to pursue their purpose through higher education. I have found incredible value in being intentional and thoughtful throughout the college admissions journey to ensure you make the best choice for yourself. Over time, I developed a knack for mentoring and walking students through the best options considering their individual wants & needs. As a communications specialist, I'm pretty savvy with essay editing too ;)

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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Jasmine S. Phillips
Colby College
Jasmine attained a B.A. in history and American Studies from Colby College. During her time at Colby, she noticed the link between college accessibility, diversity, ability, and structural inequalities, which led her to pursue a graduate degree in higher education. She holds an M.S. Ed. in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. Jasmine has 5+ years of experience assisting students in their college and scholarship pursuits. Former students have earned Gates, Questbridge, Horatio Alger, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships. She has also helped students gain admission to top institutions such as Cornell, WashU, Colby, Bowdoin, Columbia, Emory, UC Davis, Yale, SMU, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Tulane among others. Jasmine's educational philosophy: student learning is the focus; student success is the goal. Jasmine was recently selected as one of six College Board Fellows, where she was recognized as a person-to-watch, national scholar, and rising leader in closing the educational attainment gap. She was also selected as a RESULTS fellow for her work as an activist and leader fighting against poverty.

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Ray Li
Duke University
I completed my undergraduate degree at Duke, my masters in education at Stanford, and my law degree at Stanford. I am now a higher education lawyer that has years of experience in advising and college admissions. I am passionate about the admissions process and want to ensure that all students can find the right fit for their postsecondary educational journey. Let's work together!

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Rashmi Bharadwaj
Vanderbilt University
Hi! I am a recent Vanderbilt graduate who majored in public policy and minored in neuroscience on the pre-med track. When I am not addressing health disparities and advocating for vulnerable populations, I have been working as a college admissions consultant and essay reviewer for four years. I believe that having a strong, informed, and experienced support system is imperative for putting your best foot forward during the college application process. From finding your voice through your personal statement to building your confidence for interviews, I hope to guide you as you navigate this important part of your educational journey.

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Jesper Ke
Harvard University
Nice to meet you! Growing up in a Midwestern town of 10,000 people and not having any national awards in high school, I've been in a position where I felt like I couldn't stand out in my college application. Despite this, I was able to receive full-tuition merit scholarships from University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University, in addition to an acceptance from Harvard. My experience showed me that how you craft your personal narrative in applications is key to success. I'd love to draw on my experience helping students gain acceptance to schools like University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Swarthmore, Wellesley and more to help you craft your personal story and stand out. And as an incoming medical student, I'm also happy to talk to you about what it's like to be a pre-medical student should that interest you!

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Jasmine Benjamin
Yale University
I am a passionate educator who strives to empower students with the skills they need to be successful. I graduated from Yale University and taught elementary school for two years. I am currently pursuing my JD at the University of Michigan Law School.

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Daphne McKee
University of Chicago
A short history: In high school, I played rugby, won a few Model UN awards, volunteered as a GED tutor, and served as the captain for my school Quiz Bowl/Knowledge Bowl teams. I was accepted Early Action to the University of Chicago, where I acted in a few campus productions, volunteered helping people prepare for college applications and the U.S. citizenship test, and participated in student activism. Today, I am a mental health professional in training and all-around tutor back in my home city of Memphis, Tennessee. I look forward to getting to meet you and guiding you towards your destination!

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Clay Phillips
Vanderbilt University
Hi! I'm a current graduate student at SMU pursuing a Master's degree in Business Analytics. I recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Engineering Science and minors in Engineering Management and Economics. During undergrad, I was involved with several community service organizations and was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, and secure a consulting internship in Cape Town, South Africa. Having worked as an admissions advisor for more than two years now, I'm extremely knowledgeable about the application process and passionate about helping students craft applications that highlight their stories in the best way possible. I'm excited to help you turn your dreams into a reality!

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Sami Elrazky
Yale University
Hi ! I'm Sami - I'm a junior at Yale, admitted through Questbridge Regular Decision. I'm a first generation, low-income student from Tacoma, Washington and I'm happy to help you get through the college process! I'm double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Healthcare & Medicine. I am an undergraduate student researcher studying Parkinson's disease, and I'm passionate about undergraduate research and have organized several large-scale research-oriented events and initiatives as vice-president of the Yale Undergraduate Research Association. I am applying for MD/PhD programs, and aside from helping students craft a winning application to their choice colleges, I'm willing and eager to answer any questions about scientific research or premedical studies!

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Matthew Yekell
Stanford University
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I'm a member of Stanford's Class of 2025. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on my test scores and low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.

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Lara Van Rooyen
Harvard University
Hi! My name is Lara, and I'm currently a sophomore at Harvard College studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology. I grew up in a small town in South Africa, with a graduating class of only 25 people (including myself!) and know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the college application process without the help of an academic advisor. Because of this, I am passionate about helping students from under-resourced high schools aim high and succeed in gaining admission to the colleges of their dreams! I am also excited to share my experience of being on a pre-med track at college, pursuing research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, being a STEM major, and engaging in various forms of volunteerism.

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Kelsey Auman
Vanderbilt University
Since graduating from Vanderbilt with a B.A., I have worked as a scientist at a pharmaceutical company and a medical assistant at an ophthalmology office. I am currently in the process of applying to medical school with hopes of matriculating in 2022. As a former transfer student, I specialize in transfer applications.

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Jeremiah Fernandez
Georgetown University
My name is Jeremiah Fernandez. I'm a writer, and I specialize in helping with essays as well as helping students create their own decision architecture.

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Bradley Hu
Stanford University
Hi there! I’m a student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m a writer, musician, literary enthusiast, and someone who was recently in your exact position! The college process can be stressful, but I'm determined to share with you everything I’ve learned—from building the perfect college list to waitlist correspondence—to make your college journey a smooth one. Let’s work together and turn your college dreams into reality!

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Vanderbilt University

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University of Michigan

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Sam Schulman
Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University

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