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#17   National
2013 U.S.News Rankings


  • 88% of undergraduate students are from outside the state of Tennessee
  • 5.8% of the students are from outside the U.S.

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  • Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, home to the "Best Music Scene in the Country" according to Rolling Stone in 2011.  Map.
  • Vanderbilt enrolls 6,796 undergraduate students.
  • For all US citizens and eligible non-citizens, 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

  • 64% of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance.
  • For 2012-13, the average financial aid package for undergraduates was $43,794.
  • 19.4% of students at Vanderbilt come from families who make less than $60,000 per year.
  • 14.4% of students at Vanderbilt receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 6.7% of students in the class of 2016 are the first in their family to attend a four-year college.
  • According to U.S. News & World Report (2013), Vanderbilt ranks 16th in Economic Diversity among the Top 25 National Universities and 16th in Best Value Schools.

Racial Diversity
African American 7.6%
Asian American 8.0%
Caucasian 62.2%
Hispanic 8.0%
International 5.8%
Native American 0.3%
Not Reported 3.5%
Two or more races 4.6%


Gender Ratio
Female 50%
Male 50%



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    School Profile

    Campus Setting

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


    • 5,949 graduates
    • 6,796 undergraduates
    • 1,608 freshmen


    • 12.8% applicants admitted*
    • 90.4% in top 10% of HS class
    • SAT CR Middle 50%: 690- 770
    • SAT M Middle 50%: 710-790
    • SAT W Middle 50%: 670-770
    • ACT composite middle 50%: 32-34

    *Projected as of June 15, 2013 for fall 2013 students