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This year, Vanderbilt jumped to number 11 nationally in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of "best value schools." Jay looks at the numbers to see why exactly Vanderbilt ranks as such a good value.
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on May 9, 2013 in Balance, College Rankings, Student Life, Uncategorized, Vandy Athletics, Alabama, Baseball, Black and Gold Game, Carey Spear, Commodores, ESPN, James Franklin, kentucky, Kevin Stallings, Men's Basketball, NCAA, Ole Miss, Ryan Seymour, SEC, South Carolina, southeastern conference, sports, spring, Tennesse Sports Hall of Fame, Tennessean of the Year, Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt Athletics, Women's Basketball, women's bowling, Zac Stacy
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on April 1, 2013 in Admissions Committee, Application Process, College Rankings, Uncategorized, Admission, admissions blog, admissions counselors, Aruba, Aurther Slugworth, extracurricular activities, Faculty, national championships, nonprofits, passion, Paul Rudd, regular decision, school fit, test scores, Tina Few, travel season, U.S. News and World Report
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on January 9, 2013 in Academic Life, College Rankings, Nashville, Vandy Athletics, Chancellor Zeppos, Class of 2016, college halls, College rankings, Country Music Awards, Cy Young Award, David Price, Douglas Christiansen, Grammy Nominations Concert, Katy Perry, LL Cool J, medical center, Men's Basketball, meningitis, music city, Music City Bowl, Nashville, New Year's Day, Owen School of Management, peabody college, road show, SEC Championship, Storify, taylor swift, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the today show, Tom Brokaw, Toni Morrison, US News and World Report, Vanderbilt football
Posted by Carolyn Pippen on April 25, 2012 in Academic Life, Balance, Blair School of Music, College Rankings, College of Arts and Science, General Information, I've been admitted - now what?, Music, Nashville, Preparing for College, Student Life, Uncategorized, Blair School of Music, Communication Studies, Cosmo, Liberal Arts, Melodores, Nashville, Professors, Research, Vocal Performance
Last night I thought it would be a rather clever time for me to write my Monday blog about college rankings. Today I woke up and everybody is writing their Monday blog about college rankings! My Twitter feed is overwhelmed with opinions on the topic and all the major newspapers have an angle on the...
Posted by Kylie on August 30, 2010 in College Rankings, admissions blog, Application Process, Balance, College Admissions, Nashville, undergraduate admissions, vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Admissions, Vanderbilt Admissions Blog, Vanderbilt Admissions Blogs, Vanderbilt Admissions Committee, Vanderbilt Admissions Website, Vanderbilt Balance, Vanderbilt Blogs, Vanderbilt Road Shows, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Admissions
From time to time I'm asked to serve as a panelist for high schools hosting "junior nights." These are opportunities for students and their parents to come out and hear from college "experts." They're usually fun affairs for us, as we get to put down your employer's banner for a little bit, field questions and get a pulse for what's on people's minds. Not too long ago, I sat on one in Chicago and something happened there that has had me thinking for about a while now about the state of the whole admissions field and where our profession has gone wrong.