Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University is a private research university where students enroll in one of four undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Science, Blair School of Music, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, or School of Engineering. The combination of excellent academic rigor, a vibrant campus life, and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world, consistently earning the university a top 20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. More than 60 percent of undergraduates participate in research, and with an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, Vanderbilt affords easy access to faculty across academic disciplines.
Outside of the classroom, students discover their passions by taking part in one or more of Vanderbilt’s 475+ student organizations: these range from the performing arts and community service, to cultural organizations and advocacy groups, to intramural and club sports. Vanderbilt’s strong school spirit is reflected in the university’s Division I athletic teams that compete in the Southeastern Conference. Students also have much to gain by exploring life off-campus. Nashville has a thriving economy, an award-winning food scene, and a world-renowned music scene.
Fun Fact: Vanderbilt has been ranked #2 Best Quality of Life by Princeton Review (2021).