Vanderbilt is on a 330-acre campus in the urban setting of Nashville, Tennessee, not far from Nashville.
There are many activities and organizations for Vanderbilt students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Vanderbilt has fraternities and sororities.
The Vanderbilt community comes together each year for Rites of Spring and Great Performances.
This table offers information on housing at Vanderbilt.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||79%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||21%|
Vanderbilt offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Vanderbilt students live on campus. In 2022, 79% of undergrads at Vanderbilt lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 21% 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.
At Vanderbilt there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Vanderbilt:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Vanderbilt, take Interstate 65 to Nashville, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Nashville International airport.
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