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 Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

General information:(615)322-7311
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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:12,836(6,817 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:8 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,578 $39,930 $41,332 -3%
Out-of-state $38,578 $39,930 $41,332 -3%
Books and supplies $1,292 $1,344 $1,344 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,650 $13,058 $13,560 -4%
Other $2,198 $2,302 $2,318 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $54,718 $56,634 $58,554 -3%
Off Campus $39,870 $41,274 $42,676 -2%
Off Campus with Family $39,870 $41,274 $42,676 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $54,718 $56,634 $58,554 -3%
Off Campus $39,870 $41,274 $42,676 -2%
Off Campus with Family $39,870 $41,274 $42,676 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $40,320
In-state fees $1,012
Out-of-state tuition $40,320
Out-of-state fees $1,012
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $40,320
In-state fee $398
Out-of-state tuition $40,320
Out-of-state fees $398
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,030 64% --
Grant or scholarship aid 973 61% $36,625,042 $37,641
Federal grants 274 17% $2,204,907 $8,047
Pell grants 207 13% $827,076 $3,996
Other federal grants 250 16% $1,377,831 $5,511
State/local government grant or scholarships 204 13% $1,122,384 $5,502
Institutional grants or scholarships 949 59% $33,297,751 $35,087
Student loan aid 221 14% $1,618,098 $7,322
Federal student loans 213 13% $1,065,026 $5,000
Other student loans 20 1% $553,072 $27,654
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,201 61% $153,555,785 $36,552
Pell grants 1,008 15% $3,944,258 $3,913
Federal student loans 1,041 15% $6,050,955 $5,813

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,836
Undergraduate enrollment 6,817
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 198
Graduate enrollment 6,019
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 24,837 11,098 13,739
Percent admitted 16% 19% 15%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 7% 6%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 773 48%
ACT 989 62%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 680 770
SAT Math 700 780
SAT Writing 670 760
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 30 34
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -32
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1511
Bowling -12
Football 112-
Golf 119
Lacrosse -30
Soccer -29
Swimming -24
Tennis 109
Track and Field, X-Country 13-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1895 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education

Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses

05/23/1995 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1925 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

12/13/1968 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

12/03/1992 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/01/1959 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

01/12/1968 - 08/01/2003Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

08/01/2003 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

01/12/1968 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

07/01/1938 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/19/2010 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

06/01/1974 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1977 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 schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

12/01/1973 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession821
Drug law violations4222 19
Liquor law violations1162
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 331
Liquor law violations 521
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 91011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 202
Aggravated assault 563
Burglary 452019
Motor vehicle theft 803
Arson 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 125
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 030
Burglary 8311
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
• (!) 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate2.1%
Number in default34
Number in repayment1,557

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00353500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies0---
American/United States Studies/Civilization2---
Asian Studies/Civilization2---
East Asian Studies2---
European Studies/Civilization6---
Latin American Studies30--
Women's Studies8---
Category total526--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry--0-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-00-
Bioinformatics-00-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General000-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-00-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology0---
Human/Medical Genetics--0-
Microbiology, General-00-
Molecular Biology3---
Molecular Physiology--0-
Neuroscience1700-
Oncology and Cancer Biology--0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0-
Pharmacology--0-
Category total125898-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-12--
Business Administration and Management, General-80-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-54--
Finance, General-20--
Human Resources Development-0--
Investments and Securities-2--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-13--
Operations Management and Supervision-15--
Organizational Behavior Studies-3--
Category total-4162-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2---
Category total41---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science200-
Category total231812-
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0--
Curriculum and Instruction-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1---
Education, General1---
Education, Other0---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0--
Elementary Education and Teaching50--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-00-
International and Comparative Education-0--
Music Teacher Education00--
Reading Teacher Education-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching00--
Special Education and Teaching, General100-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth--0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0--
Urban Education and Leadership-0--
Category total7519550-
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering000-
Chemical Engineering0-0-
Civil Engineering, General000-
Computer Engineering, General0---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering600-
Engineering Science0---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-00-
Mechanical Engineering000-
Category total3036037-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-0--
English Language and Literature, General2200-
Category total107108-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development190--
Category total3311--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General00--
Comparative Literature-0--
French Language and Literature1000-
German Language and Literature200-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2-0-
Russian Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature66-0-
Category total141810-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-0--
Audiology/Audiologist---0
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-00-
Clinical Nurse Leader-0--
Clinical Nurse Specialist-0--
Critical Care Nursing-0--
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing-0--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-0--
Health Services Administration-0--
Health/Medical Physics-0--
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-0--
Medical Scientist-0--
Medicine---0
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-0--
Nursing Administration-0--
Nursing Science-00-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-0--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-0--
Public Health, General-0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---0
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-0--
Category total-3966133
History Colleges
History, General2800-
History, Other1---
Category total107310-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law---0
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-0--
Category total-22-198
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0--
Category total-17--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General5200-
Category total7374-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization0---
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0---
Cognitive Science4---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5600-
Science, Technology and Society2---
Category total19773-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies3---
Philosophy1800-
Religion/Religious Studies300-
Category total621520-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General400-
Geology/Earth Science, General00--
Materials Science-00-
Physics, General700-
Category total501637-
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology-0--
Developmental and Child Psychology11---
Psychology, General2500-
Category total137813-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy-0--
Education Policy Analysis-0--
Public Policy Analysis, General6---
Category total2331--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1-0-
Development Economics and International Development-0--
Economics, General3000-
Political Science and Government, General6700-
Social Sciences, General120--
Sociology1000-
Category total6134712-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-0--
Theology/Theological Studies-0--
Category total-78--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation16---
Brass Instruments0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies13---
Fine/Studio Arts, General3---
Keyboard Instruments0---
Music Theory and Composition0---
Music, Other3---
Percussion Instruments0---
Stringed Instruments0---
Voice and Opera0---
Woodwind Instruments0---
Category total129---
Grand total56312700