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  • 90% of undergraduate students are from outside the state of Tennessee
  • 7% of the students are from outside the U.S.

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  • Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, America's "Next 'it' City" according to the New York Times.  Map.
  • Vanderbilt enrolls 6,851 undergraduate students.
  • For all admitted students, Vanderbilt meets 100% of demonstrated need through the Opportunity Vanderbilt program
  • Vanderbilt's financial aid awards do not include loans.  Awards include grants and a reasonable student work expectation.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 65% of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance.
  • For 2014-15, the average financial aid package for undergraduates was $45,477.
  • 17.7% of students at Vanderbilt come from families who make less than $60,000 per year.
  • 15% of first-year students at Vanderbilt receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • According to U.S. News & World Report (2015), Vanderbilt ranks 17 in Economic Diversity among the Top 25 National Universities and 11th in Best Value Schools.

Racial Diversity
African American 8.0%
Asian American 8.5%
Caucasian 60.3%
Hispanic 7.9%
International 5.9%
Native American 0.4%
Not Reported 4.2%
Two or more races 4.9%


Gender Ratio
Female 50%
Male 50%



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    School Profile

    Campus Setting

    • Urban
    • City population: 624,500
    • Metro area: 1,700,000+


    • 5,835 graduates
    • 6,851 undergraduates
    • 1,608 freshmen


    • 11.6% applicants admitted*
    • 90.9% in top 10% of HS class
    • SAT CR Middle 50%: 710-780
    • SAT M Middle 50%: 720-800
    • ACT composite middle 50%: 32-34

    *Projected as of June 15, 2015 for fall 2015 students