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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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Early Decision Memory

Dec. 17, 2018—It was this time of year, December, but 3 years ago. I was a senior in high school in Shreveport, LA. I remember receiving an email from Vanderbilt, saying that the decision was available to be viewed. Though I could have opened it right then and there, while at school, I waited until I got...

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Apply to Blog for Inside ‘Dores!

Sep. 14, 2018—Have you enjoyed reading the Inside ‘Dores blogs? Do you want to talk about how much you love Vanderbilt? Then you should apply to write for Inside ‘Dores! Who Are We? Inside ‘Dores is a student organization that falls under the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA). We are the official Vanderbilt student blog, and we...

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Class Overview: Fall 2018

Sep. 13, 2018—Hello junior year! While there are so many cool courses at Vanderbilt that I have yet to take, there are only so many I can enroll in a semester that meet graduation requirements for my major, and I’m somehow already halfway through my undergraduate career, which is a little bit terrifying. However, I’m really excited...

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Myths about Vanderbilt

Apr. 10, 2018—First off, congratulations to the incoming Class of 2022 on recently being accepted to Vanderbilt! At this point, you are probably trying to make your final decision on where to attend college. So, to help make your decision a little easier, I have written this post debunking various myths about Vanderbilt that my own classmates...

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My MOSAIC Weekends

Mar. 9, 2018—I cannot believe that it is March again, which means that MOSAIC weekend is right around the corner! MOSAIC is a multicultural student recruitment program which invites about 200 admitted students from various minority backgrounds and rural areas to visit campus during one weekend in March. This weekend definitely had an immense impact on my...

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The Day It All Began!

Mar. 7, 2018—This is a MAJOR throwback! My Vanderbilt journey began on this day, four years ago, when I woke up early in the morning for a Chemistry final in high school. I checked my inbox and saw an unexpected email sitting there. Here it is: I was admitted to Vanderbilt as a Cornelius Vanderbilt scholar! Back...

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The Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

Nov. 19, 2017—The following is a guest post by my friend Adam Taylor, a senior at Vanderbilt. Adam is a Chancellor’s Scholar, and today he is sharing his perspectives about applying to and being a part of this signature merit scholarship program!                A few short essays led me to one of...

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