Posted by Carolyn Pippen on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
If you have ever eaten at a restaurant in a city other than your hometown, chances are you’re familiar with Yelp. This handy dandy app allows you to not only find the closest establishment that serves the type of food you’re craving, but also to see reviews and ratings from customers just like you who have eaten there in the past. As a frequent traveler for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and a serious food addict, apps like Yelp are my lifeline.
One of the great benefits of the information age and the rise of social media is that we no longer have to depend on traditional advertisements to make decisions as small as where you eat dinner while on the road, or even as significant as where you will spend the next four years of your life.
In this spirit, we have expanded the Contact a Student page of our admissions website. Think of this page as our own version of Yelp. While the rest of our site provides great information about the university and our admissions process, and while your admissions counselors are excellent points of contact, there truly is no better resource for those who want to know what the Vanderbilt student experience is really like than current students.
Our Contact a Student page allows prospective students to reach out to current Commodores to discuss everything from academics to Greek life, from campus dining to performing arts, and all sorts of topics in between. The page even allows you to sort and find students with specific graduation years, academic interests, geographic regions, and types of involvement.
Whether you just received your offer of admission (congrats!), are in the process of completing your application, or are still trying to decide where to apply, our students are ready and willing to answer any questions you have with the honesty and accuracy of someone living the Vanderbilt experience right now.
So what are you waiting for?
Posted in Application Process, Balance, General Information, Student Life, Uncategorized and tagged: Academics at Vanderbilt, admissions counselor, campus din, Class of 2018, contact a student, Greek Life, Performing Arts, social media, vanderbilt experience, yelp
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