Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Tennessee, United States | Private

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Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Founded in 1873 Vanderbilt University is also known informally as Vandy and has a total enrollment of approximately 12,686 students. Despite its reputation in States you must be wondering why the enrollment number is so less, let's say that it's how university prefers it to be. With a very low acceptance rate it requires a skilled student to get into this university. Let's see if this is worth it or no.




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$50 - $200

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The campus is located in the heart of the city. Founded in 1779, Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and home to numerous colleges and universities. It is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City U.S.A." The city's "balance" population was 654,610 as of the 2015 census, "balance" is a term used by congressmen's for a city with perfect ratio of people from various communities. Tourists and Nashvillites alike love this area of capitol building and for good reasons of its historic importance and beauty. The traffic is horrible though, especially on a Saturday night if you're planning for Hardrock cafe or Wildhorse Saloon which is a pretty famous place at Nashville. The city is a perfect example of metropolitan and does not disappoint you with its fun.


With the exception of the off-campus observatory and satellite medical clinics, all of the university's facilities are situated on its 330-acre (1.3 km2) campus in the heart of Nashville, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from downtown. Despite its urban surroundings, the campus itself is a national arboretum and features over 300 different species of trees and shrubs. The campus is historic and pretty with all the trees in surrounding. One won't be able to figure out if they're really in the heart of this honking trafficked city of Nashville. The university has maintained its structure and gives a good amount of safety for their students as they have a lot of cctvs installed but students are still able to breach it and perform their college life illegal routine. The Greek-life is in dominance and one is suggested not to take part in it, you can survive without it even though it is difficult to do so.

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Vanderbilt University offers students both housing and dining options. The on-campus housing cost for a typical student was $9,580 in 2015 - 2016 and the cost for a typical meal plan was $5,090. The following table outlines average expected costs at Vanderbilt University for on-campus housing, meals and other expenses.


Undoubtedly the university has hired one of the best professors available in States and still has few professors who have been teaching since a couple of decades. Rarely would you find alumni who would be unhappy with the professors as they are considered pretty helpful even in-case of personal matters and they would be ready to clear your doubt at any time of the working hour or maybe even after that if you've created that kind of relationship with them. Professors are Math's and Engineering department are considered as one of the best in university cause of their teaching method in which their examples to teach relate more to daily life problems than the actual textual equation. The syllabus would be challenging but that does not change the fact that teachers will be cooperative and you will be helped.

Jobs and placements

With over 73% satisfaction level of alumni for their jobs is a great mark for any school to achieve. The university conducts few in-campus placements every year, but only for those departs for whom it's difficult to get a job in any nearby state such as Biology or similar other departments. But, one really does not need the placement's help to create a career; if you're a Vanderbilt graduate then your graduation certificate will speak for you.

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