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IPEDS ID: 221999
OPE ID: 00353500
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Vanderbilt University
2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240
General information:  (615) 322-7311
Website:  www.vanderbilt.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,757 (6,835 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,861277
Instructional3,353251
Research and public service50826
Total graduate assistants-1,312
Instructional-472
Research-840
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$39,930$41,332$42,118$42,9782.0%
Books and supplies$1,344$1,344$1,370$1,3700.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,058$13,560$13,818$14,0942.0%
Other$2,302$2,318$2,584$2,6703.3%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$56,634$58,554$59,890$61,1122.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$41,928
Fees$414
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,05065%————
Grant or scholarship aid99062%$38,945,367$39,339
Federal grants21313%$1,091,461$5,124
Pell grants21313%$891,461$4,185
Other federal grants503%$200,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships1419%$772,318$5,477
Institutional grants or scholarships96960%$37,081,588$38,268
Student loan aid17111%$1,397,423$8,172
Federal student loans16210%$860,102$5,309
Other student loans191%$537,321$28,280
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Students who are admitted to Vanderbilt and demonstrate financial need will have 100% of this need met with grant and/or scholarship assistance and a modest work expectation. We do not use student loans to meet demonstrated financial need through our Opportunity Vanderbilt program.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,24462%$160,298,015$37,771
Pell grants97114%$3,859,827$3,975
Federal student loans91713%$5,348,215$5,832
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,993$19,667$20,551
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$4,124$7,364$7,411
$30,001 – $48,000$7,667$6,784$6,793
$48,001 – $75,000$8,936$7,304$9,047
$75,001 – $110,000$12,280$14,726$16,926
$110,001 and more$31,071$33,675$32,971
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment12,757
Undergraduate enrollment6,835
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment206
Graduate enrollment5,922
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 9%
Out-of-state: 84%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants31,09913,69917,400
Percent admitted13%15%11%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%38%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT70244%
ACT99262%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading700780
SAT Math710790
SAT Writing680770
ACT Composite3234
ACT English3235
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 87 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 93%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 92%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 92%
Female: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 88%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
White: 94%
Two or more races: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
American/United States Studies/Civilization6--
Asian Studies/Civilization6--
European Studies/Civilization8--
Latin American Studies35-
Women's Studies2--
Category total265-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-14
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-35
Bioinformatics-100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21410
Biostatistics-00
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-29
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology10--
Epidemiology-01
Human/Medical Genetics--2
Microbiology, General-011
Molecular Biology43--
Molecular Physiology-07
Neuroscience3647
Oncology and Cancer Biology-17
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-02
Pharmacology--8
Category total1102573
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-27-
Accounting and Finance-13-
Business Administration and Management, General-674
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-12-
Finance, General-89-
Human Resources Development-1-
Investments and Securities-3-
Management Information Systems, General-0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-32-
Operations Management and Supervision-9-
Organizational Behavior Studies-35-
Category total-2884
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric40--
Category total40--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science30124
Category total30124
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-19-
Curriculum and Instruction-12-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-0
Education, General14--
Education, Other0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-2-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-118
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching1817-
Foreign Language Teacher Education0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-2312
International and Comparative Education-26-
Music Teacher Education74-
Reading Teacher Education-5-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1-
Secondary Education and Teaching2127-
Special Education and Teaching, General13448
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-013
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-9-
Urban Education and Leadership-20-
Category total7821051
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering69810
Chemical Engineering4735
Civil Engineering, General2583
Computer Engineering, General10--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16717
Engineering Science31--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-73
Mechanical Engineering7465
Category total2723943
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-4-
English Language and Literature, General5867
Category total58107
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development910-
Category total910-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General104-
Comparative Literature-0-
French Language and Literature1214
German Language and Literature324
Latin Language and Literature-0-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1-0
Russian Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature3102
Category total57710
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-88-
Audiology/Audiologist--11
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-03
Clinical Nurse Specialist-6-
Critical Care Nursing-64-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing-3-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-81-
Health Services Administration-27-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-29-
Health/Medical Physics-24
International Public Health/International Health-0-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-12-
Medical Scientist-11-
Medicine--111
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-22-
Nursing Administration-37d-
Nursing Practice--20
Nursing Science-73
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-56-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-31-
Public Health, General-14-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-0-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-29-
Category total-519d152
History
History, General4945
History, Other25--
Category total7445
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-2-
Law--206
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-35-
Category total-37206
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-15-
Category total-15-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General30210
Category total30210
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization3--
Cognitive Science20--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13494
Science, Technology and Society5--
Category total16294
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy2857
Religion/Religious Studies31311
Category total311818
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General18916
Geology/Earth Science, General123-
Materials Science-24
Physics, General41311
Category total342731
Psychology
Community Psychology-210
Developmental and Child Psychology11--
Psychology, General691320
Category total801530
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-13-
Education Policy Analysis-19-
Public Policy Analysis, General15--
Category total1532-
Social Sciences
Anthropology2763
Applied Economics--0
Development Economics and International Development-32-
Economics, General20495
Political Science and Government, General63104
Social Sciences, General190--
Sociology2352
Category total5076214
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-44-
Theology/Theological Studies-31-
Category total-75-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation110-
Brass Instruments1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies8--
Fine/Studio Arts, General7--
Keyboard Instruments3--
Music Theory and Composition0--
Music, General0--
Music, Other17--
Percussion Instruments1--
Stringed Instruments10--
Voice and Opera1--
Woodwind Instruments3--
Category total620-
Grand total1,6751,421662
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined72
Baseball35
Basketball1516
Bowling14
Football115
Golf119
Lacrosse26
Soccer32
Swimming20
Tennis98
Track and Field, X-Country11
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1895 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/24/2006 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)12/1/1973 -  Accredited
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate(!)8/12/2013 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses5/23/1995 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/13/1968 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/3/1992 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/1/1959 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs3/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs1/12/1968 - 8/1/2003Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs1/12/1968 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology8/1/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/19/2010 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists(!)6/1/1974 - 9/30/2013Resigned
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession210
Drug law violations221919
Liquor law violations6213
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations314
Liquor law violations210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible101213
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery024
Aggravated assault637
Burglary201913
Motor vehicle theft030
Arson111
  • For year 2011, line c was changed from 11 to 12. Because an internal review of Clery reporting resulted in the discovery that an incident which occurred on campus had been reported to the Office of Student Conduct and was inadvertently omitted in that office’s monthly report of Clery numbers to the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD). As a result, that incident was not included in the 2011 Clery statistics. Even though the incident was not reported to VUPD for inclusion in the Clery report, the incident was otherwise handled and investigated as the other incidents that were reported to VUPD.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible257
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery010
Aggravated assault300
Burglary3113
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate1.3%2.9%2.1%
Number in default234834
Number in repayment1,7221,6251,557
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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