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Class of 2018 Decisions Available Online March 29

Posted by on Friday, March 28, 2014 in VU Admissions Statistics.

Admitted student welcome packets await the mail truck. (Photo: Jay Watson)

Tomorrow the Vanderbilt community is set to grow with the addition of the newest members of the Class of 2018. Admission decisions for first-year applicants will be available online exclusively in MyAppVU, our online portal for application management. Admitted student welcome packets will be hitting the mail tomorrow as well.

A few important details on accessing your decision:

  • As of March 29, applicants can log in to the MyAppVU portal to access admissions decisions. In addition, we recently emailed each applicant with a personalized URL which, beginning March 29, will lead you directly to your admissions decision.
  • If you have not yet created your MyAppVU account, you must do so now in order to access your decision on March 29.
  • If you are admitted, you can use MyAppVU to claim your spot in the Class of 2018 and pay your deposit by May 1, 2014.
  • If you are offered a spot on our wait list, you can use MyAppVU to claim your spot.  Indicating your interest here (and after any future email prompts) will help us shape the remainder of the Class of 2018.
  • If you experience any difficulty logging in to your MyAppVU account, please email for technical assistance.

Thank you. To everyone who applied this year we say “thank you.” We’re grateful you chose to apply to Vanderbilt and thankful for the effort you put into your application. Our holistic admissions process means that we spend an enormous amount of time getting to know the students who apply. And throughout the process this year, we have enjoyed learning about you and your accomplishments. We’re truly impressed with the amazing things we have seen from students in this applicant pool.  As you’ll see from the class profile summary below, the applications we received this year represent a highly accomplished, incredibly talented, and deeply committed group of students.

Admitted Class of 2018 Profile – Regular Decision only

  • Regular Decision applications: 26,293
  • Admitted: 2,892
  • Admit Rate: 11%
  • % of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class*:  93.8%
  • Middle 50% CR SAT:  740-800
  • Middle 50% M SAT: 750-800
  • Middle 50% ACT: 33-35

And 100% of students admitted Regular Decision held  major leadership positions or earned significant honors in high school :

  • 71% were founders/presidents/captains/vice presidents or secretary-treasurers of a club or group (excluding sports teams).
  • 46% earned an athletic award or held an athletic leadership position 93% earned an award or held a leadership position in a service or social club.
  • 40% earned an award or held a leadership position in a fine arts club.

*based on high schools that provide rank

We are thrilled to welcome this incredible group of students to Vanderbilt!

Congratulations! #vu2018. (Photo: Jay Watson)

Congratulations. To those of you who have been admitted, welcome to the Vanderbilt community. We invite you to explore the Class of 2018 admitted student site to hear the inside story on Vanderbilt academics from current students, learn about student life on campus and in Nashville, or connect with other members of the Commodore class of 2018. You can share your news on Instagram, Twitter, or other social media with the hashtag #vu2018 and like the Class of 2018 Facebook page.

From all of us at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions – from Dean of Admissions Douglas Christiansen and Director of Undergraduate Admissions John Gaines to all the Admissions Counselors, members of the Admissions Processing Center, student workers, tour guides, bloggers – Congratulations and Go ‘Dores!

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  • Guest

    March 29th, 2014

    Hi! I was just admitted and would just like to ask if all merit scholarships have been awarded already? I was being considered for the Seigenthaler scholarship but never heard back. Thank you!

  • Guest

    March 29th, 2014

    Were all recipients of merit aid notified already? Thank you so much.

  • Jay Watson

    March 31st, 2014

    Thanks for your question. Yes, notifications for all merit scholarships have sent to students who received merit aid.

  • James Biaglow

    March 30th, 2014

    Travel cost from Cleveland to Nashville: $80
    Vanderbilt Matriculation fee: $400
    Vanderbilt Cost of Attendance: $65,204
    Admission off of the wait list: Priceless!
    Please admit me off of the wait list!

  • Anonymous

    March 31st, 2014

    Congratulations to the lucky few. Those not going to Vandy will do well at another great college.

    The SAT numbers for Vandy are miscalculated though. The Harvard middle 50 score is 1410 to 1590. The Vandy middle 50 SAT is about 1350 to 1530, NOT the 1490 to 1600 number in the Vandy press release.

  • Jay Watson

    March 31st, 2014

    Alan, you’re right – our applicants who are going elsewhere will
    certainly do well. As I said in the post, it is a very talented group.

    The middle 50 statistics can be confusing. In this post,
    we are listing the statistical profile of our admitted students. You may see
    other numbers reported about enrolled students, enrolled first-year students,
    or Early Decision admitted students. You can see some of these other numbers at