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Immersion Vanderbilt

Jul. 13, 2018—Immersion Vanderbilt is a new academic initiative designed to integrate classroom knowledge with experience, and give Vanderbilt students a deeper, more complete education. Immersion Vanderbilt calls for undergraduates to undertake an intensive learning experience that marries their interests and passion in making a change in the world. Students will be able to pursue these opportunities through...

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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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Introducing Vanderbilt’s New Residential Colleges

Apr. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s $600 million investment in constructing four new residential colleges is well under way with a scheduled completion by 2023. The first of their kind at Vanderbilt, Warren and Moore Colleges opened their doors in 2014. Over the next several years, Vanderbilt will construct four more residential colleges along West End Ave. Up first,...

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Introducing OUA’s Communications Coordinator – Mabel Kok

Mar. 24, 2018—Hi, I’m Mabel Kok, and I’m the newest admissions blogger. Being the newest addition to Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions team has become the highlight of my move to Nashville. I am joining the team as the Communications Coordinator tasked with managing our projects, maintaining our listings in guidebooks and online profiles, and contributing to...

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Tips for Letters of Recommendation

Oct. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year! High school seniors across that nation are diligently working to apply to colleges and universities across the world! While institutions have different applications, processes, and requirements, many require letters of recommendations. Here are some helpful tips as you begin to seek out the counselors, teachers, and other individuals in your academic...

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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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What Should I Major In?

Nov. 2, 2016—“What should I major in?” As an admissions officer, this is a question I frequently get from high school seniors in the college search process. Well-prepared high school students have nearly endless opportunities in front of them, and that can be a bit overwhelming at times. But have no fear; the Vanderbilt Admissions Blog is...

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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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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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Get a PreVU of Vanderbilt this Summer

May. 1, 2014—What do you have planned this summer? Some downtime, some volunteering, some travel, some work? If you’re a current high school junior enjoying the final summer break of your high school career, this summer is a great time to visit Vanderbilt.

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I’m Just a Brochure: The Life of a Vanderbilt Publication

Oct. 7, 2013—If you're a high school student who has started the college search process, you probably have stacks of brochures, pamphlets, and post cards from various schools. But have you ever wondered where exactly these publications come from? Carolyn gives you the back-story on the life of a VU publication.

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