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Happy Thanksgiving from OUA

Nov. 23, 2016—With the Thanksgiving holiday just one day away, many in the Vanderbilt community are reflecting on the reasons we’re thankful. Check out the video below to see Vanderbilt Tour Guides Lexi Banks, Mason Boudrye, Halle Best, and Waleed Shaban discuss their favorite Thanksgiving traditions as well as the reasons they are thankful this season. As for...

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Black & Gold Days Registration Now Open

Nov. 15, 2016—With fall in full swing, Vanderbilt’s campus is a beautiful mix of yellow, orange, red, and GOLD as the leaves change. Fall means that VU admissions counselors are wrapping up their travel season, current students are hard at work on this semester’s studies, and high school seniors are in the midst of college applications. While...

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Fall #Vandygram Photos

Nov. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt’s campus is a beautiful setting 365 days a year. Each fall campus puts on a particularly special show, however, when the leaves change color and the 330 park-like acres transform into the platonic ideal of autumn. We try to capture that beauty, to the extent one can, through the photos on our Vanderbilt Admissions...

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Why Apply? Student Perspectives on Applying to VU

Nov. 8, 2016—As a Vanderbilt alumna, Class of 2014, I am often asked by prospective students, “Why did you apply to Vanderbilt?” The truth is there were a lot of things that drew me to Vanderbilt University: the gorgeous campus, the residential life, Vanderbilt’s proximity to the vibrant city of Nashville, the academics that would challenge beyond...

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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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Happy Halloween from OUA

Oct. 31, 2016—A scary admissions story … it was a dark and stormy Halloween night, and the prospective student had forgotten all about the Early Decision I deadline lurking just ahead on November 1! Ok, sorry — here at the Vanderbilt Admissions Blog we are anything but scary. We’re here to help you though the admissions process...

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Photos from the Road

Oct. 28, 2016—It’s been a busy fall for my Vanderbilt admissions counselor colleagues. They’ve been traveling around the country and the world, talking to prospective students about college admissions and the Vanderbilt experience. With the Early Decision I deadline fast approaching, much of their travel for this fall is now in the rearview mirror. I’ve enjoyed seeing...

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The Nashville Fall "Event List"

Oct. 24, 2016—Welcome to the wonderful world of Music City, home to celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Hannah Montana, and myself, Keldrick! As I have traveled to high schools and college fairs this fall, I’ve enjoyed telling prospective students about the bustling city we call Nashville. Personally, I think of Nashville as a quaint, southern...

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5 Application Tips

Oct. 21, 2016—Editor’s Note:  This post first appeared on The Bridge Blog, a publication from QuestBridge. To learn more about Vanderbilt’s partnership with QuestBridge, check out this post from our archives. The college application. A summation of your high school experience and a guide to who you think you’d like to become in the future. Naturally, it is...

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Student Takeovers on Snapchat

Oct. 17, 2016—There’s a new way to learn about student life at Vanderbilt, and it’s a snap! While Vanderbilt has been on Snapchat for a while, this summer was the start of something new:  student takeovers. On most Tuesdays a different undergraduate student takes control of the Vanderbilt account to bring you a unique story about their...

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New Student Video: Cici Zhang—“An Ambitious Young Woman”

Oct. 14, 2016—Cici Zhang, current senior from Beijing, China, is truly mutli-faceted. An honors student in Peabody’s child development major, Cici minors in quantitative methods and human and organizational development. She’s conducted research in Vanderbilt’s Infant Learning Lab, and at Beijing Normal University, comparing parenting styles in her native China and the U.S., and how those styles...

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Fall Visit Opportunities

Sep. 13, 2016—Fall is a perfect time to plan a college visit, whether you are just starting to think about your school options or are in the final stages of deciding where to apply. At Vanderbilt we offer 4 excellent visit options to help you learn more about life as a Commodore: Daily information session and campus...

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