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The Commodore Card: Your Passport to Nashville

Apr. 17, 2018—One of the first things you’ll get as a Vanderbilt student is a Commodore Card. This is your student ID and it serves many purposes. You need it to swipe into your residence hall, you can use it to gain access to academic buildings after hours, and (maybe most importantly) you use it to pay...

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes!

Nov. 21, 2017—Thanksgiving! After my birthday, I would probably say this is the second best holiday. For me, it’s an amazing, festive time to gather around one thing: FOOD—yay! We decided to take a break from posts about the application process, financial aid, and merit scholarships so we could highlight some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes! But...

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Ask the Tour Guides: Moving to Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—You can find answers to all kinds of questions on our website, but sometimes there is no substitute for hearing from a current student. In our “Ask the Tour Guides” series we will ask some of our tour guides to answer commonly asked questions about the student experience at Vanderbilt. For our first post we...

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Hometown Favorites

Dec. 29, 2016—Everyone knows our beloved city of Nashville as Music City, but what I love about Nashville is the food. As a Californian I grew up eating the best fresh fruits and veggies from the Redwood City farmer’s market, the best fish ‘n chips from Cook’s Seafood in Palo Alto, and the incomparable kung pao chicken...

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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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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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Summer in the City

Jun. 30, 2014—Summer in Nashville is hot. In fact, the only thing hotter than summer in Nashville right now is . . . Nashville itself. Jay takes a loot at some of the summer happenings that are keeping Music City hot.

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A Day in The Life of an International Admissions Counselor

Jun. 9, 2014—As an international admissions counselor, David shares his experience recruiting in Japan last fall. Despite being familiar with Tokyo, a new mission of spreading awareness about Vanderbilt's offerings pushes his recruitment skills to new heights.

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Life in Nashville

Nov. 26, 2009—I love being in my hometown for Thanksgiving. My parents are the strongest people I know, my sister makes me laugh till my sides hurt, and my high school friends tell amazing stories from their adventures all over the world. I come home for my family. At the conclusion of the holiday, though, I couldn’t...

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