Vanderbilt University is a private university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America. It was established in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt. It has an urban setting with the best education system. It is a research university. The university has a total enrollment of 13,131, out of which 6,886 students are enrolled in undergraduate courses and 6,245 are enrolled in graduate courses. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1. The university offers courses in 10 schools.
|Application Portal||Online portal|
|Application Fee (Non- Refundable)||Undergraduate application: 50 USD|
|Total Number of Students||13,131|
|Retention Rate – Fall 2018||97%|
|Overall Graduation Rate – Fall 2012||94%|
|Percentage of students offered financial aid||65%|
|Average ACT score||33–35|
|Average SAT score||1460–1560|
|Academic Calendar||Semester- based|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work-study|
|Work Experience||Required for some courses|
The deadline for international students for undergraduate courses are tabulated below:
|Early Decision I||November 1, 2019|
|Early Decision II||January 1, 2020|
|Regular Decision||January 1, 2020|
International applications have some additional requirements. They are in addition to the general requirements for domestic students belonging to the United States.
Application Portal: Common Application
Application Fee: Undergraduate Application: 50 USD
Graduate Application: Varies with course
Admission Requirements for International Students
The contact details of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is given below:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2305 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
P: 615-322-2561; P: 800-288-0432 (toll free); F: 615-343-7765
All those applicants who come from countries non- English speaking countries are required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their IELTS, TOEFL, or other scores. The minimum requirements for admission in different undergraduate courses are given below.
The international students are required to have some additional documents for their VISA which are as follows.
Vanderbilt University offers bachelor’s courses in many fields. There are 70 programs in which bachelor’s degrees are offered. Some of the courses are Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biomedical Engineering, European Studies: Russia and Eastern Europe, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, etc. Most courses have specific admission requirements. The basic application requirements are similar to most of the courses.
Where to Apply: Common Application
Application Fee: 50 USD
Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be submitted by the applicants:
Vanderbilt University offers a number of master’s degrees in several fields. Some of the programs offered by the university include Accounting-Assurance, Accounting-Valuation, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Biostatistics, Chemical Engineering, Child Studies, Clinical Investigation, Community Development, and Action, etc. Most of the courses have specific admission requirements. The requirements for some of the courses are tabulated below:
|Requirements||Master of Accounting- Assurance||Master of Business Administration||M. Ed in Child Studies||Master of Science in Computer Science||M. Ed. in Independent School Leadership|
|Application Fee (USD)||100 (waived if an application is submitted before May 1)||200||N/A||95||N/A|
|GMAT/ GRE||Waived for students who show success in undergraduate careers||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Statement of purpose||Not required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Recommendations||Required (2 letters)||Required (1 letter)||Required (2 letters)||Required (minimum 3 letters)||Required (minimum 2 letters are required; 3 letters are preferred)|
|Additional requirements||-||Interview is optional||-||-||-|
Vanderbilt University is a very old and renowned institution. It is very selective in offering admissions with an acceptance rate of around 10%. The university considers various academic and co-curricular aspects before granting admissions. The university has a very diverse student base with a number of international students enrolled in each batch. The university has been enrolling international students since after 2 years of its establishment. The students are advised to apply to their preferred course before the deadlines and submit all the additional application material also.
Ques. What is the acceptance rate at Vanderbilt University?
Ans. The acceptance rate of Fall 2018 was 10%.
Ques. Are need-based scholarships offered to international applicants?
Ans. Yes, international students are offered need-based scholarships that cover the tuition cost for all 4 years.
Ques. Can international students apply for merit scholarships?
Ans. Yes, international students are eligible for all merit scholarships.
Ques. Are interviews necessary or undergraduate admission?
Ans. Interviews are optional and depend on the student’s requests. It is an optional Alumni interviewing program that the students can participate in.
Ques. How will I get my I- 20?
Ans. After being accepted to Vanderbilt University, you will have to contact the International Student Services and Scholars Office. They will guide you on all visa issues.
Ques. Is it necessary to submit a GRE or GMAT score?
Ans. Due to COVID- 19, the university is waiving GRE or GMAT requirements for some courses.