Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt University, often referred to informally as Vandy or VU, is mainly a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. It was established in 1873. 

They have built a tradition of academic excellence combined with a unique spirit of collaboration and collegiality. 

Various research centres and institutes are affiliated with the university, including:

This university is famous for its medical, law and engineering schools. It lets its undergraduates choose among 70 major programs, or create their own, in its following four undergraduate schools and colleges:

  • The College of Arts and Science
  • The School of Engineering 
  • Peabody College of Education and Human Development
  • Blair School of Music


The university gives admission to approximately 13,800 students from the US and over 100 foreign countries. 

They enroll 7,111 undergraduates, 6,685 graduates and professional students. Vanderbilt University enrols students from all 50 states and over one hundred nations.

At Vanderbilt University, 49% of full-time undergraduates get some kind of need-based financial aid. A grand awards or the typical need-based scholarship is 53,108 USD.


Usually, undergraduate students are required to live in dorms on campus, with first-year students living in the ten resident halls of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Upperclassmen can stay in any one of their 22 residential buildings. 

Vanderbilt’s closely linked park-like campus, set in the heart of the steadily growing city of Nashville, Tennessee, is representative of the enduring bonds that unite them as One Vanderbilt community. 


This university holds good ranks in international and national rankings. Following is an overview of their national and international rankings.

  • It is ranked among the top 20 National Universities according to US News.  
  • According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is the 116th best university in the world.
  • Position 33rd in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • 14th among all national universities by the U.S. News & World Report


Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235, United States

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