Vanderbilt University is a private research university where students enroll in one of four undergraduate schools—College of Arts and Sciences, Blair School of Music, School of Engineering, or the Peabody College of Education and Human Development—and select from 69 majors or design their own area of study. No matter which of the four schools you enroll in, you can get involved in undergraduate research and collaborate with professors on cutting edge research projects.
When students are not engaged in their studies, they explore their interests by taking part in one or more of Vanderbilt’s 420+ student organizations ranging from the performing arts, community service, sororities and fraternities, hobbies and interests, to professional development. Love to travel and engage in service activities? Participate in Alternative Spring Break, an organization founded by Vanderbilt students in 1987 that combines community service with travel. Vanderbilt’s strong school spirit is reflected in the university’s strong Division I athletic teams. Students also have much to gain by exploring life off-campus. Nashville is home to more than 200 places to hear live music, as well as various arenas to watch football, hockey, and baseball games.
Fun fact: Vanderbilt’s campus is a 330 acre national arboretum.