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Why Vanderbilt?

Apr. 6, 2018—I’m going to be honest with you guys, I don’t know why I applied to Vanderbilt. It was simply a gut feeling. A good number of people from my high school had gone there, and it was a school of the caliber I was looking for. It was also not too far from home, and...

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Why Vanderbilt?

Oct. 7, 2015—The day was March 6th and the time about 4:00 PM. Standing in my kitchen, I stared at the email. Later, I would learn that many of the other CV Scholars had the same experience; was it even real?

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Why Vanderbilt?

Nov. 29, 2013—I perfectly remember this time of year last year. It was November and I was almost ready to submit my college applications, but was I really? In fact, I didn’t submit Anything until 3 hours before the deadline, which was stupid, I know, but I needed all the time I could have to revise and...

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Why Vanderbilt: A Musician’s Perspective, Part 2

Nov. 8, 2013—Last time, I left you with a cliffhanger.  Why did I choose Vanderbilt over a conservatory?

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Why Vanderbilt: A Musician’s Perspective, Part 1

Oct. 22, 2013—Usually at the end of sophomore year, when we have to choose our majors, we hit a wall. We figuratively hit it really hard. We come to that point where we ask ourselves the academic existentialist question, "Why am I in school?" For me, specifically, it was the question, "What I am doing.... as a musician?"

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My Why Vanderbilt

Apr. 27, 2013—If you've been accepted to Vanderbilt and still find yourself frantically struggling to decide where to spend the next four years of your life as May 1st approaches with the speed of a cheetah, I know how you're feeling.

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Why Vanderbilt? Thoughts from a Graduating Senior.

Apr. 17, 2013—As the Class of 2017 will join Vanderbilt in the fall, the Class of 2013 will graduate and begin the next journey of their life. Instead of telling you why I chose Vanderbilt, which I have done many times (see previous blog posts) I thought I would give you the perspective of a student who is about to leave Vanderbilt.

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Why Vanderbilt?

Mar. 26, 2013—As regular decision letters were mailed yesterday, I am sure that this is the question on so many young minds (and on the minds of a few older parents as well). Though I can't answer this question for you, I can give you a little bit of insight into my own personal answer.

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Why Vanderbilt?

Mar. 27, 2012—Every once in a while I reminisce back to those wonderful (ha!) months of high school during which I googled different universities every day, wrote personal statements, and stressed about SAT scores…maybe more so now because soon I will have to do the same thing to apply to graduate school…and I remember discussions I had...

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The Big Question: Why Vanderbilt?

Mar. 19, 2012—Why Vanderbilt?

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