MOSAIC Weekend 2011
Feb. 15, 2011—This past week was an exciting week for many Vanderbilt applicants! Last Friday we welcomed our newest ‘Dores to the Class of 2015, those who received admission through Early Decision II. Further, we sent out MOSAIC Weekend invitations to a limited number of our wonderful multicultural applicants.
2011 ED II Decisions Mailed and Total Applications Update
Feb. 11, 2011—Our Early Decision II letters left OUA this afternoon! ED II applicants will likely receive admission decisions in the mail early next week. Students who do not receive their letters by February 18th may call our office to receive the admissions decision, but we will not release decisions over the phone prior to that date.
Have mission. Will travel.
Feb. 8, 2011—In my last post, I talked about all the places we go overseas and how many international students find their way to us. What about the domestic students (the ones who fill 94% of our class)? How does OUA reach out to y’all?
Merit Scholarship Finalists and News
Feb. 2, 2011—Greetings, I am pleased to provide the following update as it relates to our major merit scholarship programs for the entering Fall 2011 class. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s merit scholarship opportunities through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships.
Using College Navigator
Jan. 31, 2011—Here’s an email I received over the weekend: Dear Ms. Stanley, My name is Jane Doe and I am a junior in high school in Illinois. I plan on applying to Vanderbilt this fall and I wanted to know if you can tell me, of the students that were accepted to Vanderbilt over the past...
On-Campus Housing at Vanderbilt
Jan. 27, 2011—I’m not one to prop up U.S. News & World Report rankings, as I’m sure you know if you’ve read my previous posts on the topic. However, I saw this bit today and thought it was an appropriate time to discuss campus housing. According to the news organization, Vanderbilt is one of the top ten...
Greek Life at Vanderbilt
Jan. 26, 2011—Outside of admission-related questions, the two most frequent questions I receive are 1) how Southern is Vanderbilt? and 2) how Greek is Vanderbilt? In past posts I addressed the Southern question (answer: as Southern as you want it to be). The Greek life question is particularly timely as we just completed formal rush on Vanderbilt’s...
Jan. 21, 2011—Greetings from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships! I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding processing for both merit and need-based financial assistance. Please remember, should you have any questions regarding financial assistance at Vanderbilt, you may access our website at: www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid. Also, you may send questions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Interview Process Now Closed
Jan. 19, 2011—CoRPs Alumni Interviewing Requests have ended for the 2010 – 2011 Admissions Year Requests for alumni interviews through our Commodore Recruitment Programs (CoRPs) closed for the 2010 – 2011 admissions year. Alumni interviews are a wonderful opportunity to gain information about Vanderbilt through interacting with an alumnus; however, if you were unable to participate or...
Jan. 17, 2011—I spent last night at MAFIAoZA’S celebrating a friend’s birthday. If you haven’t had the chance to experience the gloriousness of this casual Italian hot spot, you need to do so! I recommend The Dolan if you’re in the mood for pizza and The Joey if you have a taste for pasta. Anyways, I was...
Meet Jason McGrath
Jan. 14, 2011—Rockville, Maryland is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Southwest Ohio and Maryland.
Send Me Your VU Photos!
Jan. 12, 2011—If you read the blog regularly you know by now that I love taking pictures of campus and my OUA travels to share with you! Lately, though, I think my pictures may be getting repetitive and I’m reaching out to you for help. If you have great pictures of Vanderbilt, Nashville, or you and/or friends in Commodore...