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What does interdisciplinary study look like at Vanderbilt?

Feb. 4, 2020—At Vanderbilt we talk a lot about interdisciplinary studies. You may have heard us talk about the fact that students can take courses in any one of our four undergraduate schools and colleges. For example, a student majoring in economics in the College of Arts and Science can take a course in musicology at the...

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Class of 2018 – Student Spotlight

May. 21, 2018—As commencement season comes to a close, we would like to highlight some extraordinary Commodores on their accomplishments at Vanderbilt. Check out these amazing grads: Name: Jalen Dansby Hometown: Houston, TX Jalen’s Vanderbilt career as a Chancellor’s Scholar was nothing short of impressive, having majored in Medicine, Health and Society; leading organizations such as Minority...

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Academic Exploration

May. 3, 2018—For 3 of the last 4 years, Vanderbilt has received the “#1 Happiest Students” ranking from Princeton Review ! While a number of factors have led to this accolade; I believe one important Vanderbilt hallmark is that our students are free to explore all of their academic interests. At this moment, you may think you...

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Snapchat Takeovers for Admitted Students

Mar. 30, 2018—Most Tuesdays, the Vanderbilt University Snapchat account is turned over to a current undergraduate student for a takeover. These takeovers feature highlights of the student experience and give you a look into what it’s like to be a Commodore. This April, we’ve planned several takeovers especially for admitted students, including both students and, for the...

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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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OUA’s “Double ‘Dores”

Oct. 23, 2017—At Vanderbilt we have a term for undergraduate students who continue their education at one of Vanderbilt’s graduate or professional schools: Double ‘Dore. However, in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, we have a different kind of “Double Dore,” an admissions counselor who attended Vanderbilt as an undergraduate student and now works here as a counselor....

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Student Spotlight: College of Arts and Science

Sep. 29, 2017—What’s it like to be a student at Vanderbilt? You can learn a lot about life at VU from our website or from our publications (which you can receive by requesting more information). For a closer look at a specific academic program, student organization, or activity, however, there’s no substitute for hearing directly from Vanderbilt...

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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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April Snapchat Takeovers

Apr. 4, 2017—We’re thrilled to be welcoming the Class of 2021 to Vanderbilt, and in honor of our newest ‘Dores, we’re holding extra Snapchat takeovers during the month of April! In addition to our regularly scheduled takeover Tuesdays, we will be handing over the official VU account to students each Thursday this month. These takeovers are not...

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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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Scholarship – The Vanderbilt Community Creed

Apr. 6, 2016—Editor’s Note:  The Vanderbilt Community Creed is a statement of shared community values created by VU students. The Creed reflects the principles our community holds dear and serves as inspiration for the intellectual and personal growth Vanderbilt students strive toward. In this series of blog posts, we will explore the Community Creed–not just its lofty...

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