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Class of 2022 – Regular Decision Summary Statistics

Posted by on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in General Information.

Earlier this week, we announced admissions decisions for the Regular Decision portion of the Class of 2022 and put admit packets in the mail to our newly admitted Commodores. Those packets are now making their way across the country and around the world to an amazingly talented group of students. We’re excited to welcome them to the Vanderbilt community!

This year’s admitted students were selected from an exceptionally talented applicant pool, the largest and most qualified in our history, as you can see from the statistical summary of our Regular Decision admissions plan below. We are thrilled with the stellar applications we have received — the academic achievements, community involvement, and diversity of backgrounds and experiences among our applicants make our work as an admissions staff both rewarding and challenging. It is an honor to see such talented students seeking Vanderbilt as a destination for college. At the same time, such a strong pool of applicants means our process must be highly selective. Because we must limit our first-year class to just 1,600 students, there are many talented applicants we are not able to admit. It is precisely because these decisions are so difficult to render that we put such careful consideration into our process.

We’re grateful to everyone who applied, as well as to the parents, teachers, counselors, and others who supported applicants through their advocacy. Thank you.

Regular Decision Admissions, Vanderbilt Class of 2022

Regular Decision applications:  30,146

Admitted:  2,199

Admit Rate:  7.3%

Percent of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class:  95%*

SAT Middle 50% Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 730-780

SAT Middle 50% Math: 770-800

ACT Middle 50%:  33-35

Percent of students who received one or more significant honors or held major leadership positions:  100%

*based on high schools that provide rank

To our newest ‘Dores, we say congratulations! Your admit packet contains a wealth of information about Vanderbilt. We hope you’ll join us at one of our Anchor Days or at one of the many other admitted student campus visit programs. We also hope to see you at one of the many Vanderbilt and You receptions we’ll be holding in April. We’ve already seen many of you join the Official Class of 2022 Facebook group for admitted students, and we invite the rest of you to join as well in order to connect with other new students. We’ve also been excited to see many of you sharing your news on social media with the hashtag #vu2022 – we can’t wait to see more!

From everyone 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 and Center for Data Management, student workers, tour guides, and student bloggers – Congratulations and Go ‘Dores!

Welcome to Vanderbilt!

Admit packets are going in the mail today! Welcome to our newest Commodores. #vu2022

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