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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 2)

Oct. 11, 2019—I have pondered the question “Why Vanderbilt” on various occasions. When I was an applicant, I read the information on Vanderbilt’s website to formulate my answer. After I received the acceptance letter, I reviewed my answer and added new elements to it. Right before coming to Nashville, I talked with a family friend who graduated...

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Vanderbilt FAQs

Jul. 23, 2019—Happy summer everyone! My summer has been quite busy so far but also very exciting. This summer I am a virtual medical scribe, studying for the GRE, and also hanging out with new and old friends here in Nashville. In addition, I am also working at the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions this summer and...

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Dorm Room MVPs

May. 31, 2019—Hi guys!   This was the time of year when I started binge-reading all of the articles about what every student “needs” to bring to college. After a year of living on campus, I have to wonder when the last time the people writing those articles attended college or more specifically lived in a dorm...

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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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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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One Day Until Year Three

Aug. 10, 2018—One day until I move in for my junior year at Vanderbilt. While I wonder how it is that summer went by so quickly, there is no denying my excitement for the year ahead. I’ve spent the last three months keeping in touch with my friends from school via facetime and text, but I am...

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Girl from the North Country

Jun. 28, 2017—A prospective student recently asked me about a personal transition I sometimes forget about–being a Northerner adjusting to college in the South. I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut, a small town that prides itself on its fall foliage, its membership in both New England and the Tri-State area, and the annual Memorial Day Parade down Main...

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Literally Everything about Academics (Or, How to Succeed at General Chemistry)

May. 29, 2017—Being real about grades, those people with the detailed excel spreadsheets, The Upperclassmen, and of course, General Chemistry. What would be a post without it?

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