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Class of 2028 Regular Decision Summary Statistics

Posted by on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in General Information, VU Admissions Statistics.

Four first-year students wearing matching black Vanderbilt shirts show the VU hand sign at Move-inYesterday we announced admissions decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2028. Today we put their admit packets in the mail. We are so excited to welcome these new members of the Vanderbilt community!

Vanderbilt’s culture of innovation and discovery relies on each of these new students contributing their abilities and perspectives and working together to solve the world’s most complex problems. We are eager to see what they are able to accomplish at Vanderbilt!

Our admitted students were selected from an exceptionally talented applicant pool of over 45,000 applicants. Even for those of you who did not receive good news from us today, we are honored that you took the time to submit your application, and we recognize your hard work in the applications process. This strength of our applicant pool, and our commitment to enrolling 1,600 students, means that our process must be highly selective. It is precisely because these decisions are so difficult to render that we put so much time such careful consideration into our selection process.

Below, we provide a brief statistical summary of the results of our Regular Decision admissions plan for the Class of 2028.

Regular Decision applications:  41,336
Admitted:  1,512
Admit Rate:  3.7%

Regular Decision Class of 2028 Admitted Student Profile
Number of U.S. States represented: 48
Number of citizenships represented: 59
Percent international: 13.4%
Percent who identify as first-generation: 18%
Percent from a rural or small town: 10.6%
Percent of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class:  90.8%*
SAT Middle 50% Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 750-800**
SAT Middle 50% Math: 780-800**
ACT Middle 50%:  34-36**
*based on high schools that provide rank
**based on students who submitted testing

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 the newest Vanderbilt Commodores, we say congratulations! We invite you to our admitted student programs to join your future classmates and explore all that Vanderbilt has to offer.

  • Anchor Day Saturday, April 13 – Celebrate becoming a Commodore, connect with faculty and new friends, and learn how you’ll grow at VU!
  • MOSAIC Weekend + Anchor Day April 12-14 – The MOSAIC Multicultural Student Recruitment Program is an overnight visit program for a select group of admitted students from diverse backgrounds, offered in conjunction with Anchor Day.
  • Coffee with the Commodores Learn more about topics including academics, student life, Nashville, and more.
  • ’Dore for a Day Shadow a current Vanderbilt student for an afternoon: attend class, eat lunch, and explore campus.
  • Vanderbilt and You Connect with other new Commodores from your area while chatting with VU alumni and admissions representatives.
  • Online Admitted Student Events Learn more about topics including academics, student life, Nashville, and more.

We’ve also been excited to see many of you sharing your news on social media with the hashtag #vu2028 – we can’t wait to see more!

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

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