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‘Admissions Blogs’

Hanging out with Vanderbilt Students, Nashville Edition

Nov. 19, 2015—It’s time for another hangout with Vanderbilt students as we continue our series of Google Hangout conversations. This week’s topic is Nashville:  what it’s like to live and study in one of America’s coolest up-and-coming cities. You know, the kind of city that gets named to Lonely Planet’s top 10 Best in Travel 2016 list...

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Hanging out with Vanderbilt Students, Community Edition

Nov. 2, 2015—The latest video in our recently launched series of Google Hangouts with Vanderbilt students is now online. Check it out below! As you may have seen from our first student hangout on academic life at Vanderbilt, these videos are conversations with current students about their lives as Commodores. Our latest video explores student life and...

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Hanging out with Vanderbilt Students, Academics Edition

Oct. 20, 2015—We now have a new way for you to hear directly from students about their experience at Vanderbilt: google hangouts. Check out the video of current VU students chatting about Vanderbilt campus community.

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Introducing New Blogger Anisha Patel

Sep. 30, 2015—Hi everyone! My name is Anisha Patel, and like my colleague Zeben Ashton, I’m both a Vanderbilt admissions counselor and one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt admissions blogging team. I am so excited to share with you all my tips for navigating the admissions process, and stories from my time on the road as a representative of my Alma mater, Vanderbilt University!

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OUA on Tumblr

Oct. 15, 2014—Exciting news: the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions is now on Tumblr. Visit our Tumblr page and follow us at

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The College Admissions Essay Part II: Beyond gimmicks and hooks

Sep. 12, 2008—We talked yesterday about the importance of voice in your college application essay.   Today let’s discuss the second insight your college application gives our admission officers, specifically, how you put your thoughts together to convey a point. In college a buddy of mine introduced me to a friend of his at a party like this, “Hey...

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