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10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

May. 31, 2019—Now that I’m home and all my belongings have been unpacked (I know, you’re probably thinking ‘what took you so long to unpack?’ – let me tell you, unpacking is my biggest enemy), I can officially say that my first year of college is complete. Done. Finished. OVER.   That’s quite a scary thought to...

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A Year in Review

May. 31, 2019—Hi! I made my decision to attend Vanderbilt a year ago this month. It’s crazy to think about how much has changed in that time frame. This decision really did change my life, which is something I often remember my high school teachers threatening us with. In all honesty, they were trying to make us...

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If you’ve decided what college you’re attending…

May. 1, 2019—Why a "Happy Monday" picture? Because Mondays are like the college process: seemingly stressful but then AWESOME. Post features things you could do if you wanted to now that you've DECIDED! applicable to any college :)

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May 1st: But What If I Make the Wrong Decision? Some Advice From a Graduating Senior

May. 1, 2019—A little bit of an intro: I get pretty my-way-of-being honest here, so please take whatever I say with a grain of Himalayan pink salt! (If you haven’t had it, you should. It’s just really good salt #highbloodpressureonedaywhat). If you have any questions or concerns, email me at sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu. Even though I am graduating, I...

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Why It’s Okay to Change Your Mind about Your Major

Apr. 2, 2019—It has been about a week since regular decisions came out, so firstly, I want to say: Welcome new class of 2023! Being accepted to college is an exciting experience. After the excitement can often come uncertainty. All of a sudden, it seems that everyone wants you to make a decision that might affect the...

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Why Vandy?

Mar. 29, 2019—When I visited Vanderbilt my junior year of high school, I had no idea this was where I would end up. After touring and learning about many other universities, by senior year of high school I was set on coming to Vandy. Here are some reasons that I knew either from the get go or...

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Why I Chose Vanderbilt

Mar. 24, 2019—It’s that time of the year! No, not Christmas– It’s time for regular decision admissions!  I remember how anxious, excited, frustrated, and hopeful, etc. I felt last year during this time and I’d love to share with y’all a little bit why I chose Vanderbilt and how I did it. As the typical type-A student, after...

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Is Vanderbilt the Right Fit?

Jan. 6, 2019—I applied to Vanderbilt as a transfer student because “Why not?”, in addition to seven other universities that had similar characteristics. To be completely honest, it was not somewhere I could see myself attending because it was so far away from home. However, committing to Vanderbilt turned out to be one of the best decisions...

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SAQ: What Do You Like About Vanderbilt? (Part I: The Environment)

Dec. 26, 2018—International students, professors, outstanding seniors...

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Why Did You Choose Vanderbilt?

Dec. 26, 2018—The big question, answered. Info added from the original post, "Why Vanderbilt?," published in October 2015.

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