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Class of 2027 Regular Decision Summary Statistics

Posted by on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 in General Information, VU Admissions Statistics.

This week we announced admissions decisions for the Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2027 and sent admit packets to our new Commodores. We’re thrilled to welcome these new students to the Vanderbilt community! 

Admitted students were selected from an exceptionally talented applicant pool of over 46,000 applicants. We are honored to receive applications from such remarkable students. At the same time, such a strong pool of applicants means our process must be highly selective. Because we commit to limiting 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. 

Below, we provide a brief statistical summary of the results of our Regular Decision admissions plan for the Class of 2027. 

Regular Decision applications:  41,501
Admitted:  1,763
Admit Rate:  4.2% 

Regular Decision Class of 2027 Admitted Student Profile
Number of citizenships represented: 61
Number of U.S. States represented: 50
Percent of students who received one or more significant honors or held major leadership positions: 100%
Percent of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class:  94.2%*
SAT Middle 50% Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 740-780
SAT Middle 50% Math: 780-800
ACT Middle 50%:  34-36
*based on high schools that provide rank 

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. 

To our newest Vanderbilt students, we say congratulations! We invite you to join your future classmates to explore all that Vanderbilt has to offer through our admitted student programs: 

  • Anchor Day Celebrate becoming a Commodore, connect with faculty and new friends, and learn how you’ll grow at VU! 
  • Current Student Panel with Tour Explore campus and learn from current students what life is like at Vanderbilt.  
  • Online Admitted Student Events Learn more about topics including academics, student life, Nashville, and more.  
  • ’Dore for a Day Spend an afternoon with a current Vanderbilt student getting to know campus.  
  • Vanderbilt and You Connect with other new Commodores from your area while chatting with VU alumni and admissions representatives.  

We’ve also been excited to see many of you sharing your news on social media with the hashtag #vu2027 – we can’t wait to see more! 

From everyone at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, congratulations and welcome to Vanderbilt! 

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