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The Vanderbilt Profile*

Facts and Figures

*Due to rounding, totals may not add to 100%


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 Total Enrollment (Fall 2013)

Undergraduate 6,835
Graduate & professional 5,960
Total 12,795

 Admission Statistics (Fall 2013)

First-year applicants 31,099
Admits 3,963
Admit rate 12.7%
Enrolled First-Year Students 1,613

 Ethnicity and Testing Breakdown (First-Year Students Entering Fall 2013)

Female 51%
Male 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 10.6%
Black/African American 8.6%
Hispanic of any race 8.4%
Two or more races 5.3%
Total minority 33.5%
International 6.0%
SAT Critical Reading Middle 50% 700 - 780
SAT Math Middle 50% 710 - 790
SAT Writing Middle 50% 680 - 770
ACT Middle 50% 32 - 34
Students ranked in the top 10% of their class (Of high schools that provide rank) 88.3%
National Merit Scholars 261
National Achievement Scholars 25

High Schools Attended (First-Year Students Entering Fall 2013)

Public 64%
Private 36%
Other < 1%

 Ethnicity Breakdown (All Undergraduates, Fall 2013)

Female 50%
Male 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 8.5%
Black/African American 8.0%
Hispanic of any race 7.9%
Two or more races 4.9%
Total minority 29.6%
International 5.9%

Enrollment by Region (All Undergraduates, Fall 2013)

South 35%
Midwest 19%
Middle States 17%
Southwest 9%
West 8%
New England 6%
International 6%

Enrollment by State (All Undergraduates, Fall 2013)

Undergraduate Enrollment Map 2013

 Enrollment by School (All Undergraduates, Fall 2013)

College of Arts & Science 4,197
School of Engineering 1,350
Peabody College of Education and Human Development 1,780
Blair School of Music 193

Academics

Undergraduate colleges & schools 4
Graduate & professional schools 6
Total full-time faculty (excluding Medical School and School of Nursing) 1,042
Student-to-faculty ratio 8:1
Female faculty 28%
Minority faculty 15%
Faculty with terminal degrees 97%
Undergrad classes w/ fewer than 50 students 91%
Undergrad classes w/ fewer than 30 students 78%

Campus Life

Percent of students living on campus 83%
Student organizations 510+
First-Year Student Retention Rate 97%

Housing

First-year residence halls 10
All residence halls and apartments 29

Commodore Athletics

Varsity teams 10 Women's, 6 Men's
Women's teams Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field
Men's teams Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis
NCAA championships 1
Club sports 41
Intramural sports 40+
School colors Black and Gold
Mascot The Commodore

After Vanderbilt

Students graduating in four years 87%
Students graduating in six years 93%
Number of living alumni More than 120,000
Number of alumni chapters worldwide 41

Where is the Class of 2013?

Employed 55%
Graduate or professional school 31% (of this group, 72% admitted to first choice school)
Other (e.g., undecided, volunteering, traveling, etc.) 13%