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‘College Search Process’

Vanderbilt’s Net Price Calculator

Oct. 12, 2017—During your college search process, the question of how much will it cost is sure to come up. Well, you don’t have to wonder about college costs, because we have a tool to help:  the net price calculator. This tool allows you to input information about yourself and your family’s finances to find out an...

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How to Make the Most of College Fairs

Sep. 22, 2017—College fairs can be intimidating. Even as a seasoned admissions counselor, I still get wide-eyed when I walk into a room full of tables, and soon to be full of people, for the first time each season. College fairs are a great opportunity to learn about a number of different schools in one quick time...

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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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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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8 Tips for Attending College Fairs

Sep. 16, 2015—As a counselor who has been attending college fairs for several years now, I can honestly say that I’ve been asked everything under the sun I expect to hear the more typical (but important) questions about class size, campus environment, major and minor offerings, SAT and ACT requirements, application process and of course “how do I get in?” But there are always those questions that take me by surprise.

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Introducing New Blogger Zeben Ashton

Aug. 27, 2015—Hi y’all! My name is Zeben Ashton (Zeb), and in addition to serving as a Vanderbilt admissions counselor, I’m one of the newest members of the Vanderbilt Admissions blogging team. I look forward to sharing my insights into the college search and application processes.

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Introducing New Blogger David Lazo

May. 30, 2014—Senior Admissions Counselor David Lazo is the newest member of the Admissions Blog team. Learn more about David in his first post!

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The DON'Ts of Applying to College (Part I)

Feb. 25, 2010—A few weeks ago I was asked to sit on a panel and speak to the Junior Class at one of my Westchester County High Schools.  I spoke to the junior students and parents regarding the Do’s and Don’ts of the College Search Process. For any of you juniors (or sophomores) this will hopefully be a...

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