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Vanderbilt Student Life

Vanderbilt is on a 330-acre campus in an urban setting in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from Nashville. Vanderbilt has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Vanderbilt also has fraternities and sororities.

Vanderbilt students' favorite campus traditions are Rites of Spring, Great Performances.

Does Vanderbilt offer student housing?

Vanderbilt offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Vanderbilt students live on campus. In 2021, 85% of undergrads at Vanderbilt lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 15% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Vanderbilt. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Vanderbilt offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Vanderbilt Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Vanderbilt University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Vanderbilt campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Vanderbilt offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Vanderbilt

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Vanderbilt, take Interstate 65 to Nashville, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Nashville International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Vanderbilt's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Vanderbilt Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

11%

In State

89%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

42%

16%

11%

10%

9%

6%

5%

0.38%

0.31%

Undergraduate Students

7,057

Graduate Students

6,480

Non-Resident / International Students

665

Vanderbilt Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,537

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

12%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,874

Out-of-State

$57,874

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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