Vanderbilt Class of 2014 Notifications in the Mail
The months of waiting are one step closer to ending, and we are grateful for your patience. Decision notifications for the next incoming class of Vanderbilt University left our building on two USPS trucks and are on their way to you.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we were again humbled this year by an incoming class that continued to reach historic levels of diversity, academic quality, and depth of leadership, character, and personality. The pool of applicants for this year’s incoming class was no less than astounding. Our evaluation process rewarded individuals who not only demonstrated an impressive intellect, but also demonstrated the signature Vanderbilt balance outside of the classroom.
Some background information on the applicant pool:
- Applicants: 21,800 (up 13% from last year, and another Vanderbilt record)
- Applications from underrepresented students grew 27% this year, continuing a decade-long trend.
- International student applications grew 35% over last year, demonstrating Vanderbilt’s substantial growth in international reputation.
- This year’s applicant pool was the best prepared academically by the strength of their curriculum (honors, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses) and their grades in those courses.
Some highlights of the admitted class include:
- Middle 50% SAT (CR+M): 1440 – 1540
- Middle 50% ACT: 31 – 34
- % in Top Ten % of Graduating Class*: 92%
- Average Rank in Class (% from top)*: 3.8%
- Overall Admit Rate (as of mailing day): 16.3%
*Figures only represent admitted students for whom we have official rank information from their high school.
Our standard note of warning: These figures are provided to assist you in contextualizing our decisions, and are not cut-offs. We maintain a holistic review process for admission, and these numbers cannot fully capture everything that gets considered.
For those who receive our admit packets: Congratulations and welcome to the Vanderbilt family! If you applied for financial aid, you should have your financial aid offer in your admit packet. If you thought you applied for aid, and there is not an offer of aid in the packet, call the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships at 800-288-0204. Our entire staff is here to assist you as you make your decision.
For individuals who are offered a spot on our waiting list, please know that we model our incoming class in order to take the last remaining slots from the waitlist. While we never know what our yield will ultimately turn out to be, we do intend to go to our waitlist at some point later this spring and summer.
For those who are neither admitted nor offered the waitlist, please know that we were honored by your interest in our community and considered your application very carefully. The unfortunate reality of our applicant pool is that we are unable to admit all of the qualified students who apply. We genuinely wish you all the best in your educational endeavors.
If you have not received your letter by Wednesday March 31, you may call our office (800.288.0432) to get your decision. Thank you for being a reader of this blog, and thank you for your interest in Vanderbilt.