Vanderbilt: Admission Statistics 2024

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When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Vanderbilt University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Vanderbilt Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville
  • State: Tennessee
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 96.4%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 7,143
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Important
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Non-Academic

Very Important
Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Important
Talent/Ability
Considered
Interview
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Volunteer work
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

37.7% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

52.4% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

6.3% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

1.9% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

0.9% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.6% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 

0.2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 717 International (nonresidents) students
  • 854 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 746 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 2,779 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 32 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,327 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 22 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 420 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 255 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$50 Application Fee

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $237,639,378

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $34,328,941

The data presented here was collected from the Vanderbilt Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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