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Online College Block Party

Oct. 11, 2019—College Greenlight will be hosting a free, two-day online college block party for high school students, parents, and counselors October 16-17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. Admissions experts or current college students from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Northwestern, Colgate, Rice, and Tufts will facilitate workshops that give key admissions insights into how institutions support first-gen or...

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Vanderbilt Student Takeovers on Instagram

Oct. 1, 2019—Throughout the academic year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hands over our Instagram account to current Vanderbilt students for story takeovers. These story takeovers offer an inside look at a day in the life of a Commodore, including academics, student life, research, clubs and student organizations, and more. You can also send in your own...

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Community on The Commons

Aug. 16, 2019—This week Vanderbilt welcomes the Class of 2023 to campus. International first-year students are already arriving in Nashville – and getting welcomed by Mr. C and Vice Provost Vanessa Beasley at the airport! Tomorrow, first-year students move in and officially begin their time on campus as Commodores. When students move in at Vanderbilt they are welcomed...

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Asked & Answered: 10 Questions About Vanderbilt’s Study Abroad Program

May. 15, 2019—Studying abroad during college is a great opportunity to broaden your experiences and see more of the world. For many students this is a key consideration during the college search process, and I frequently get questions about Vanderbilt’s study abroad options. Today, we’re going to take a closer look as we answer 10 questions about...

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Spotlight on the Arts at Vanderbilt

Apr. 18, 2019—I am often amazed at the wide range of interests and involvement I see in Vanderbilt students. Econ majors who are into theatre, musicians who love to code, engineers who sing a capella — you see these kinds of interesting combinations all over the place at Vanderbilt. For many students, a passion for the arts...

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Spotlight on Research

Apr. 11, 2019—I often hear from prospective students who are currently participating in their own research projects — independently, at their high schools, or even in collaboration with college students or professors at local universities — and want to continue to pursue research at Vanderbilt. So today we’re going to shine a spotlight on undergraduate research opportunities at...

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Why Vanderbilt?

Mar. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Vanderbilt’s Class of 2023 admits! You’ve just been selected from our most competitive applicant pool in Vanderbilt history and we’re thrilled to welcome you to be a part of our Commodore family. As you face the important decision about where to go to college, we would like to share with you why some...

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Spotlight on Service

Mar. 25, 2019—Commitment to service is a hallmark of the Vanderbilt community! Every day our students demonstrate their desire to make campus and the world a little bit better. In fact, Vanderbilt has an office entirely dedicated to helping our students find opportunities to serve — the Office of Active Citizenship and Service, or OACS for short....

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Making the Most of the Undergraduate Catalog

Feb. 1, 2019—What’s black and white, 396 pages long and full of good information?! The Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Catalog! Whether I’m out on the road or back in the office here in Nashville, I am often asked questions about specific majors or courses. While I certainly do my best to answer them, I often find myself directing...

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Virtual Tour: Update

Jan. 23, 2019—In the college search process, being able to visit campus can truly help you open your eyes and get a better understanding of what a college or university feels like. We know it’s not always possible to travel to a campus, so we offer a virtual tour. We’ve recently updated our virtual tour, and we’re excited...

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Get to know the Student Admissions Assistants

Dec. 29, 2018—If you’ve ever called our office, chances are you have talked to one of our awesome student workers. They are a team of 23 students (called Student Admissions Assistants or “SAAs”) that help our office function every day and especially during our busiest times of the year.  While admissions counselors are evaluating applications, traveling the...

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OUA Instagram Stories

Oct. 16, 2018—Over the last few years, we’ve been turning over the Vanderbilt Snapchat account to current students for takeovers. This fall, we’ve transitioned these student takeovers to the OUA Instagram account with Commodores taking over our stories to give you a window into their Vanderbilt experiences. Academics, student life, research, clubs and student organizations — these stories...

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