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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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Vanderbilt’s New Admissions Counselors

Aug. 12, 2019—Last week, applications officially opened for the Class of 2024, and Vanderbilt’s admissions counselors are already traveling the country to meet prospective students through the Vanderbilt Road Shows. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce five new Vanderbilt admissions counselors. These newest members of our team will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and...

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OUA’s New Admissions Counselors

Sep. 6, 2018—As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome new beginnings this fall, we would like to introduce our newest additions to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions! These counselors will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and other events throughout the year — and you might just see one of them at your school!...

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Our First Look at E. Bronson Ingram College

Aug. 30, 2018—  This month, Vanderbilt’s newest residential college opened its doors for the first time. I recently got my first look at E. Bronson Ingram College at an open house for staff, faculty, and students — and it is a really impressive sight! E. Bronson Ingram College is now home to approximately 340 sophomores, juniors, and...

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Immersion Vanderbilt

Jul. 13, 2018—Immersion Vanderbilt is a new academic initiative designed to integrate classroom knowledge with experience, and give Vanderbilt students a deeper, more complete education. Immersion Vanderbilt calls for undergraduates to undertake an intensive learning experience that marries their interests and passion in making a change in the world. Students will be able to pursue these opportunities through...

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Register Now for Black & Gold Days

Nov. 20, 2017—Registration is now open for Black & Gold Days, a campus visit program designed especially for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. We may be in the midst of application season for current seniors, but we’re still thinking about those of you who are in the earlier stages of your college search process,...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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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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How, When, and Why to Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Sep. 23, 2016—Every admissions cycle, we in the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions communicate with a very high volume of incredibly talented students. Since we see it as our mission to seek highly intellectually curious, academically talented students who will contribute to campus life and the community beyond Vanderbilt, we also value personal attention within the context...

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Introducing New Blogger Keldrick L. Stephens

Aug. 8, 2016—Hello, world! My name is Keldrick L. Stephens and I am truly ecstatic to join the Office of Admissions team as an admissions counselor and contributor to the OUA Admissions Blog—I sincerely hope that you can sense my enthusiasm! I look forward to sharing any additional knowledge and valuable insight on the admissions process. This...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors

Jul. 21, 2016—In the Admissions world, we often talk about what we do in a very cyclical way. Fall travel begins once students arrive back on campus and ends promptly after Halloween. We hunker down beginning in November to review thousands upon thousands of applications from the students we met throughout the fall. We know that the...

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What is the Middle 50%?

Sep. 15, 2015—Today we take a look at standardized testing and "the middle 50%." What is it and how can you use it to better understand selective college admissions.

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