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Learn more about Vanderbilt via VirtualVU

Oct. 15, 2020—This fall, Vanderbilt’s campus — like the rest of the world — looks a little different than normal. Students, faculty, and staff are anchoring down and stepping up to keep campus healthy and safe during the pandemic. That means finding creative ways of getting to know one another and of staying healthy in body and mind....

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Caring in a Crisis: Vanderbilt joins admissions response to COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020—Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Douglas L. Christiansen has joined with fellow admissions leaders at 350 institutions across the country in endorsing “Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19,” a statement describing what admissions offices value from students amid the pandemic. This endorsement reinforces...

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Statement Regarding Test-Optional Policy for fall 2021 Applicants

Jun. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University understands that families throughout the world are dealing with the very real and tangible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, for some, the loss of employment, concern over their own or a loved one’s health, and the realization that the ramifications of the pandemic will be felt for months to come.   To support prospective students and their...

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares – Updated Information

Jun. 6, 2020—By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Admissions The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University stands with the Black community and condemns acts of police brutality, racism, and injustice. We are saddened and enraged by the recent senseless...

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares

Jun. 3, 2020—The leaders of our office would like to share their thoughts regarding recent events. By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Undergraduate Admissions   The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to represent Vanderbilt University, an institution that is taking...

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Class of 2024 – Regular Decision Summary Statistics

Mar. 30, 2020—Last week we announced admissions decisions for the Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  We’re excited to welcome these new students to the Vanderbilt community! This year’s admitted students were selected from an incredibly talented applicant pool. You can see a brief statistical summary of our Regular Decision admissions plan below to learn more...

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Strange Days

Mar. 27, 2020—The leaders of our office, John Gaines and Doug Christiansen, recently sent the following message to our partners in the college admissions process, your high school counselors. We want students and parents to be able to read it too, so we’re posting it here:   The chorus of the John Lennon song “Nobody Told Me”...

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Class of 2024 Decisions Available Online March 25

Mar. 25, 2020—This afternoon, we released decisions for Regular Decision applicants through MyAppVU. You can see the full details of our online decision release below. Online Decision Release Notes: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Central Time today, Regular Decision applicants have been able to log in to their MyAppVU portal to access decisions. MyAppVU is THE WAY to find out...

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Updates from the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Mar. 10, 2020—(Updated May 19, 2020)  We understand that families in many areas are dealing with the impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). If your family has been impacted, please know that our thoughts are with you. Vanderbilt University officials are closely monitoring the situation, and you can see the latest updates at vu.edu/coronavirus.  Below are...

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Class of 2024 – Early Decision by the Numbers

Feb. 26, 2020—Earlier this month, we released Early Decision II admissions decisions to applicants to the Class of 2024. That wrapped up our Early Decision phase of admissions, so we are now able to share the summary statistics about the newest Vanderbilt students. Our Class of 2024 is shaping up to be an incredibly talented and accomplished group...

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Early Decision II – Decisions Available Online February 12

Feb. 12, 2020—As of today, Wednesday, February 12, after 5:00 p.m. Central Time, decisions for Early Decision II applicants will be available online through MyAppVU. The details of our online decision release are below. Check them out for more details about how to check your decision. We are honored that so many talented students chose to apply through...

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What does interdisciplinary study look like at Vanderbilt?

Feb. 4, 2020—At Vanderbilt we talk a lot about interdisciplinary studies. You may have heard us talk about the fact that students can take courses in any one of our four undergraduate schools and colleges. For example, a student majoring in economics in the College of Arts and Science can take a course in musicology at the...

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