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Vanderbilt Rankings and Accolades


U.S. News & World Report

  • 14th - National Universities, 2017
  • 14th - Best Undergraduate Teaching Among National Universities, 2017
  • 15th - Economic Diversity Among the Top 25 Ranked National Universities, 2017
  • 34th - Undergraduate Engineering Schools, 2017
  • 7th - Graduate Schools of Education — Peabody College, 2017
  • 14th - Medical Schools: Research, 2017
  • 17th - Law Schools, 2017
  • 25th - Graduate Business Schools — Owen Graduate School of Management, 2017
  • 36th - Graduate Engineering Schools, 2017
  • 15th - Best Nursing Schools: Master's, 2017
  • 11th - Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2017

International Ranking

  • 50th - Top 500 World Universities, Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018

Other Rankings and Accolades

  • #1 Great Financial Aid, Princeton Review, 2018
  • #3 Best Quality of Life, Princeton Review, 2018
  • #3 Happiest Students, Princeton Review, 2018
  • #4 College City Gets High Marks, Princeton Review, 2018
  • #4 Best Value Among Private Universities, Kiplinger, 2017
  • #5 Best Colleges in America, Business Insider, 2016
  • #5 Smartest Colleges in America, Business Insider, 2018
  • One of America's Most Beautiful College Campuses, Travel+Leisure, 2016
  • Four-star Rated, Campus Pride Index, 2016
  • #24 Best Colleges for African-Americans, Essence, 2016
  • #23 Top 60 Private Schools Jews Choose, Hillel's College Guide, 2016
  • Alternative Spring Break, an organization that combines community service with travel, was founded by four Vanderbilt University students in 1987. Today, thousands of students from across the country participate at different universities.