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Learning at Vanderbilt happens all the time — in classrooms, labs, internships, other countries, and even your on-campus residence. You will learn from some of the most prestigious faculty in the world as well as your own peers, who bring a wide array of beliefs and experiences with them to campus. Is the academic environment intense? Sure. But you'll also find it to be collaborative and supportive.

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As Commodores, your college years will be largely defined by the intellectual engagement and growth that occur in Vanderbilt's robust academic setting. But your college experience should also be defined by what takes place outside the classroom—serving in a few of our 510+ student organizations, for instance, or cheering for a Division I athletics program that's having its best success in half a century.

Rigorous academics and an engaging social life don't have to be mutually exclusive. At Vanderbilt, they go hand in hand.

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The New York Times. Rolling Stone. The Today Show. All have declared their love for Music City, and for good reason. Explore Nashville's rich culinary and musical offerings, its trendy urban neighborhoods and wide open green spaces — all surrounding your new home at Vanderbilt.

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Connect with the Class of 2018

Your incoming class is filled with young men and women from all over the world, each of whom brings a unique set of skills, interests, and talents to campus. At The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, you will develop relationships with each other that will have an enormous impact in your life at Vanderbilt and beyond. So why wait to get acquainted?

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A campus visit often helps students and parents identify "fit" with a university, and Vanderbilt offers several ways to experience what the Commodore life might hold for you. New 'Dores can register for an Open House hosted by your Vanderbilt school or an Admitted Student Information Session hosted by the Admissions office. You can also spend a half-day with a current student through the 'Dore for a Day or Global 'Dore for a Day programs. Can't visit anytime soon? Take a virtual tour of Vanderbilt's campus, led by current Commodores. In addition to visiting campus, connect with us at over 40 Vanderbilt & You admitted student receptions across the country and around the world.


Can't wait to start your life as a Commodore? Explore the sites below for more information on your new home. Again, congratulations on being admitted to the most academically qualified and diverse class in Vanderbilt's history!


Make it official:

  1. Claim your spot on your MyAppVU portal and pay the $400 matriculation fee. 
  2. Receive email from the University Registrar with instructions for creating your VUnetID.
  3. Apply for housing at
  4. Look for course registration materials to arrive by early June.

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