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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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What We Did on Your Summer Vacation!

Sep. 14, 2017—Ah, sweet summertime. For me, thinking about summer conjures up the smell of sunscreen, the taste of PreVU salmon on The Commons, the warmth of the hot Nashville sun, and of course, travel! While summertime may be a break for some, at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions it’s a time when we continue to hit...

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Road Shows – We’re Coming to Visit You!

Jul. 21, 2017—It’s time for the return of the Vanderbilt Road Show, which means we’re hitting the road to visit you! Over the next few weeks, Vanderbilt admissions counselors will be traveling to more than 45 locations across the country for presentations about Vanderbilt and the admissions process. There’s still time to register for the Road Show...

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Summer in the City – Visiting Vanderbilt & Nashville

Jun. 22, 2017—Summer is a great time to visit Vanderbilt and Nashville. With so much happening in the city and great visiting opportunities on campus, it’s the perfect fit for a summer trip. Here’s what you need to know to plan a great visit. Step 1 – Pick the campus visit option that’s right for you –...

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Innovating at The Wond’ry

Feb. 10, 2017—Innovation and entrepreneurship have long been a hallmark of Vanderbilt’s rich academic environment. In fact, according to a recent report Vanderbilt is one of the world’s most innovative universities. Last semester, Vanderbilt launched a key new campus center called the Wond’ry designed to build on this foundation by offering a dedicated campus space for collaboration...

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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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The Nashville Fall "Event List"

Oct. 24, 2016—Welcome to the wonderful world of Music City, home to celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Hannah Montana, and myself, Keldrick! As I have traveled to high schools and college fairs this fall, I’ve enjoyed telling prospective students about the bustling city we call Nashville. Personally, I think of Nashville as a quaint, southern...

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Pets of OUA

Aug. 5, 2016—While, sadly, allergies have prevented me from having a pet of my own, I have still always shared in the love of furry creatures. There is just something about a small fluffy puppy or a sweet soft cat that lifts the spirits. Even though I can’t have a dog or cat of my own, my...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors

Jul. 21, 2016—In the Admissions world, we often talk about what we do in a very cyclical way. Fall travel begins once students arrive back on campus and ends promptly after Halloween. We hunker down beginning in November to review thousands upon thousands of applications from the students we met throughout the fall. We know that the...

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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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