Vanderbilt University

Academic Highlights

  • Vanderbilt has four undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Science, Blair School of Music, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, and School of Engineering.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1, and 91% of classes have fewer than 50 students.

  • 60% of undergraduates participate in research.

  • Immersion Vanderbilt calls for each undergraduate to undertake a mentored immersive experience in and beyond the classroom. The project culminates in the creation of a final piece completed by the student under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

  • 71% of students complete an internship while at Vanderbilt. 

  • The Wond'ry, a center for innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitates collaborative work environments, houses makerspaces, and sponsors curricular programming.

  • Students take advantage of more than 120 study abroad programs in more than 35 countries on seven continents.

  • Each undergraduate school offers programs through which students can earn combined baccalaureate/master’s degrees in five years.

  • The new climate studies major links the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for an interdisciplinary perspective on the critical issue of climate change, its challenges, and solutions.

  • The newly-launched Asian American and Asian diaspora studies major embraces a variety of courses in art, culture, economics, history, media, politics, religion, medicine, and sociology of Asian America and Asian diasporic communities throughout the world.

  • The data science minor is jointly administered by all four undergraduate schools and prepares students for advanced coursework in statistics and data analysis, scientific computing and simulation, machine learning and visualization, and high-performance computing and big data.

  • The undergraduate business minor, developed in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, features five fundamental business courses and a range of business-related electives offered by the four undergraduate schools.