Vanderbilt fosters an innovative living and learning environment for students to explore their passions, engage in academic research with world-renowned faculty, and build lasting connections within a diverse and dynamic student community.
Meet the Executive Director
Moira Poe, a highly respected admissions leader with a passion for increasing higher education accessibility and affordability for scholars of diverse backgrounds and experiences, has joined Vanderbilt. Read more.
Innovative undergraduate teaching and learning
Collaborate with your peers
Vanderbilt brings students together to innovate and create in a supportive learning environment. It’s a school of thought that favors collaboration over competition.
Join a community of scholars
Vanderbilt’s 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio gives students access to faculty and opportunities to conduct research in a lab, out in the field or in a creative setting—no matter their chosen majors.
Discover your passions
With 70 majors across four academic schools, Vanderbilt gives you flexibility to study across disciplines.
- #14 National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2021
- 8:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
- #1 Their Students Love These Colleges, Princeton Review, 2021
Committed to affordability
Our need-based financial aid program makes a top-tier education available for talented scholars from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Vanderbilt offers full-tuition awards, plus stipends for research projects, through our three signature merit-based scholarships.
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- 65% of undergrads receive some form of financial assistance
- $55,287 Average financial aid package for students with demonstrated financial need
- #1 Best Financial Aid, Princeton Review, 2021
A diverse and inclusive community
Building a diverse student body
Our admissions policies support recruiting and building a student body from myriad backgrounds and from all over the world. We recognize that every student brings a unique perspective to Vanderbilt, which is why we are stronger when we work together.
Fostering an inclusive community
Vanderbilt upholds its mission of inclusive excellence through on-campus programs and resources, including our many Identity Centers, which are designed to promote a sense of belonging and support throughout the undergraduate experience.
Striving for greater equity and justice
Action is the cornerstone of our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Whether it’s through research, volunteer opportunities or bringing students and faculty together for civil discourse, Vanderbilt focuses on making tangible impacts.
“Universities such as ours exist because of an unshakable belief in human potential. We must do whatever it takes to create an environment in which all members of our community can thrive and contribute to their full potential.”
Balance is a hallmark of life at Vanderbilt
Get involved outside of the classroom
With 475+ student organizations, 40+ intramural sports and frequent concerts and guest lectures, students find many ways to recharge and stay inspired.
Bring out your inner Commodore
Students turn out to cheer on our 16 Division I varsity teams, who face some of the county’s fiercest opponents in the legendary SEC.
Make a difference in your community
At Vanderbilt, 59 percent of students participate in volunteer service to engage, to question and to create change locally and globally.
Live in the heart of Nashville
With more than 20,000 annual live music performances, from hip-hop to honky tonk, Nashville offers live music for every type of music lover.
One of the best foodie cities
Ranked #11 Best Foodie City by U.S. News & World Report in 2020, Nashville is home to a variety of dining options—from up-and-coming restaurants to traditional meat-and-threes.
A city with a growing job market
Named the #2 U.S. City with the Best Job Market by the Wall Street Journal in 2020, Nashville is a center for industries such as health care, finance, publishing, technology and entertainment.