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‘Taste of Nashville’

Lunch Choices Near Vanderbilt

Mar. 20, 2019—Nashville is known for great food. From home-style classics to award-winning haute cuisine, the food in Nashville is like the city itself — a dynamic mix of tradition and innovation. Our great culinary scene is one reason Nashville has been topping lists of best destinations, like Condé Nast Traveler’s The Best Cities in the U.S.:...

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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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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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Vanderbilt Dining Revamps for the New Year

Aug. 13, 2012—As a Vanderbilt admissions counselor, I speak to a number of students and families on a weekly basis who are in different stages of the college search process.  Over the course of the year, several of the same questions tend to pop up: What are Vanderbilt’s financial aid policies?  Will I be able to live...

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