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Ask the Tour Guides: Favorite Classes

Nov. 6, 2017—One of the best parts of Vanderbilt is the academic flexibility you have as a student. Although you apply to one of Vanderbilt’s four undergraduate schools, once you get here you can take classes in any of the undergraduate schools and even have a second major or a minor in a school other than your home...

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Vanderbilt University Business Minor: What you need to know

Mar. 9, 2017—The day that many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived. After years of prospective student questions on the topic, we’re finally able to say that we do indeed have (insert drum roll here)…a business minor! This new minor, launching in fall 2017, will give students an education in the field of business that...

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What Should I Major In?

Nov. 2, 2016—“What should I major in?” As an admissions officer, this is a question I frequently get from high school seniors in the college search process. Well-prepared high school students have nearly endless opportunities in front of them, and that can be a bit overwhelming at times. But have no fear; the Vanderbilt Admissions Blog is...

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A Year in Review – 2014 Admissions Blog Posts

Dec. 29, 2014—It has been busy year at Vanderbilt! As 2014 comes to a close, we review the biggest events that occupied our attention in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Faculty View: First-year Writing Seminars, Part 2

Nov. 18, 2014—And now we continue where we left off with our look at the First-year Writing Seminars from the faculty perspective. . . Adam Meyer, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs:  Black-Jewish Relations in the 1950s and 1960s “Teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar is one of the aspects of being a Vanderbilt...

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Faculty View: First-year Writing Seminars, Part 1

Nov. 13, 2014—Jay recently asked several professors what it is like to teach the First-year Writing Seminars, the small-group, discussion based courses that all students in the College of Arts and Science take during their first year at Vanderbilt.

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4 Things You Need to Know About the College of Arts and Sciences

Mar. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science exemplifies academic rigor and a participatory style of learning. Today we look at 4 things that set A&S apart.

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Interdisciplinary Majors at Vanderbilt

Sep. 30, 2013—Are you finding it hard to narrow down your academic interests to one subject area? Take a look at a few of Vanderbilt's many interdisciplinary options.

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First-Year Writing Seminars

Aug. 26, 2013—From Disney in America to Chemistry, Climate, Change, and Energy Policy, Jay takes a look at the fall First-Year Writing Seminars.

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Why VU? The Wendi Wang Bonus Track

May. 1, 2013—Sophomore Wendi Wang gives us one last set of insights into what makes the Vanderbilt experience so special.

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Why VU? Sometimes Family Knows Best

Apr. 26, 2013—Junior Kaila Brown shares why she picked Vanderbilt and what she's made of her experience in Nashville.

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Introducing Our Newest Faculty

Dec. 20, 2012—Get to know the Vanderbilt professors who joined us on campus this year.

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