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Class of 2025 – Early Decision Update

Feb. 19, 2021—With the release of decisions for Early Decision II applicants earlier this week, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has finished our Early Decision phase of admissions (Early Decision I plus Early Decision II). 18.1 percent of the 5,049 applications we received through Early Decision this year were admitted. At Vanderbilt, we’re committed to building a...

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Vanderbilt Admissions Cares – Updated Information

Jun. 6, 2020—By Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and John O. Gaines, Director of Admissions The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University stands with the Black community and condemns acts of police brutality, racism, and injustice. We are saddened and enraged by the recent senseless...

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Applying as an International Student

Dec. 17, 2015—The college application process can be an intimidating experience, especially if you are considering leaving your home country to study in the United States. Don’t worry, though, because our international admissions team has the tips and advice to help you through the process of applying to Vanderbilt as an international student. Here are the top...

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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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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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Lessons from a Departing Admissions Counselor

May. 29, 2014—The most important things I have learned in my 3 years in the Vanderbilt OUA.

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