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ED1 Decisions for VU Class of 2014 Are Out the Door

Posted by on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 in Admissions Committee, Application Process, Early Decision, VU Admissions Statistics.

At 7:30 AM this morning, the US postal service carried the first decision letters of the Vanderbilt class of 2014.  The momentum that Vanderbilt has been on for the last five years keeps on rolling, due at least in part to The Commons, our Expanded Aid program, and our increasingly national and international reputation.  Early decision I applications for the next incoming class posted a healthy 20% increase over last year.  The applicant pool continues to reach historic new ground in academic quality, leadership, and community engagement.  Again this year, the multicultural diversity of the applicant pool expanded for all groups (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American).  Keep in mind that it is our practice not to publish academic quality statistics until the entire admitted class is complete (at the end of regular decision).

The early decision review and committee process was difficult, with many hours spent analyzing transcripts, recommendations, and reports of extracurricular activities.  We are truly excited about the mixture of personality and intellect that these admitted students will bring to campus.  It’s a great start to VU’s next incoming class.  This year, we will report the aggregate early decision admit rate once the ED2 letters mail, but we can assure you that a) we model our class to leave space for both early decision I and II applicants and b) we aim to enroll about 1/3 of our incoming class through early decision.

We are already busy evaluating ED2 and Regular Decision files, and we anticipate an even larger volume of materials to arrive in the next several weeks.  Please be patient with us as we process these thousands of pieces of paper as quickly as possible.

Some things to remember about the newly mailed ED1 letters:

  1. All decisions come in standard business (#10) envelopes.  Admitted students will get their big “Open ‘Dores” packet in the spring.
  2. If you have not yet received your admission decision by this Thursday (12/17), you can call our office to receive the decision by phone (800-288-0432).
  3. International applicants (who live outside of the U.S.) will receive their admissions decision via email by Wednesday (12/16)

Congratulations all new ‘Dores!

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  • Seth

    December 15th, 2009

    Would you mind telling us the admit rate for EDI?

  • Ali

    December 18th, 2009

    Darn! I wish I had read this before!! Then I wouldn’t have had to wait an extra day to find out! My mom stole my letter out of the mail and gave it to my admin to give to me when I gave him his Christmas present. But either way I got the greatest present I’ll get this year, the “Congratulations!” letter :) happy holidays everyone!!

  • Barry

    December 18th, 2009

    My daughter received her acceptance letter yesterday. Vanderbilt is not kidding when they say they are need blind. Thank you very much Vanderbilt for the financial aid you offer. You make it possible for a family with an average income to send their child to your fine school.

  • julia

    June 8th, 2012

    can some one please tell me what was your kids stats please i want to apply and would like to know what they are looking for.
    please let me know anyone who got accepted
    thank you

  • anne

    December 19th, 2009

    My son’s acceptance letter arrived in CT on Saturday, the 19th, four days after it was mailed. My son had called his admissions counselor on Thursday so he was already celebrating. On Thursday he was still the last of his friends to find out his ED1 result. Columbia and Cornell notified their applicants via the internet on Dec. 10th.

    Please consider an internet notification system. It’s really not fair to the students, especially those that are not accepted, to find out after December 15th. The applicants suffer needlessly. The rejected lose precious time to complete other applications. The time for snail mail is past. I hope Vanderbilt moves forward to a system that has the potential to notify all of the applicants at the same time.

  • Allen

    December 20th, 2009

    Is there a paper decision letter for international student?