‘Diversity at Vanderbilt’
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...
Road Show Recap
Aug. 21, 2013—Carolyn reflects on lessons learned on the road (show).
What “Type” Are You?
Oct. 21, 2011—Undergraduate Admissions Counselor Carolyn Pippen breaks down the myth of Vanderbilt as a "type" school.
10th Day Data – Presenting the Outstanding Class of 2015
Oct. 12, 2011—For the Vanderbilt class of 2015, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons already feels like home. They have taken mid-terms and written papers, and they’ve cheered the Vanderbilt Football team to three victories at home. It has been only a few weeks since we welcomed 1,601 first-year students to campus, and we want you to know...
Vanderbilt Class of 2015 Admission Decisions Mailed Today
Mar. 23, 2011—At 1:00 p.m. this afternoon an excited OUA staff filled two USPS mail trucks with admission decisions for the Class of 2015. The past year of recruitment and evaluation resulted in Vanderbilt’s most impressive incoming class in university history. We want to first thank each and every applicant who submitted themselves to our rigorous review...
A Global Perspective at Vanderbilt
Feb. 7, 2011—International students comprised approximately 6% of the Class of 2014. Undergraduate students hail from 33 different countries and Vanderbilt students in total originate from 100+ countries. Studying at Vanderbilt will not only provide a top academic experience, but also a diverse experience.
Oct. 4, 2010—What type of grass is on the soccer field? How many declared majors are in the philosophy department? Is a double major in biology and chemistry the same thing as a biochemistry degree? What percentage of incoming freshmen preference a roommate versus those that go potluck? Of your African American students, what is the gender...
Meet Harper Haynes
Oct. 1, 2010—Anderson, South Carolina is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Northern and Central Florida and South Carolina.
2009 Decision Letters Have Been Mailed
Mar. 26, 2009—Last year's incoming class was historic. For a year now, the Vanderbilt class of 2012, the first Commons class, was able to boast about being the most diverse, best prepared group of incoming students ever seen at Vanderbilt. After this coming Fall, the class of 2012 will not be able to say that anymore.
MOSAIC 2009 Invites Nearly Out the Door
Feb. 13, 2009—Later today our office will be mailing invitations for MOSAIC 2009. This program is geared to highlite the vast diversity of Vanderbilt (One of the nation's most diverse and inclusive leading University according to a recent survey from the Journal of Blacks and Higher Education) for newly admitted students of color for the incoming class of 2009.
ED 1 Letters for Class of 2013 are in the Mail
Dec. 13, 2008—Happy December, The Early Decision letters have officially left 2305 West End Avenue as of noon today. I speak for our whole office when I say that this was a very impressive pool both academically and personally. Overall, the ED 1 pool was larger (albeit slightly) than in years past and while we were excited to see...