Vanderbilt University

Acceptance Rate 12 %
SAT Average 1,520
Tuition & Fees $54,158
Student Population 13,537
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $44,675

Academic Overview

Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $54,158 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 13,537 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 12% and the graduation rate is 93% last year.
The salary after graduation from Vanderbilt University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $86,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Vanderbilt University are $54,158. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $49,124 on average.
Vanderbilt University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Vanderbilt. The acceptance rate of Vanderbilt is 12% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 47%. The average graduation rate is 93% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $44,675 and 65% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 13,537 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Vanderbilt University is 12 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Vanderbilt University is 93 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Vanderbilt University is 97 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Vanderbilt University is 13,537
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Vanderbilt University is 7 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $44,675 at Vanderbilt University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Vanderbilt offers 245 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree740
Master's Degree1041
Post Master's Degree111
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship500
Doctor's degree - professional practice60

Special Learning Opportunities

Vanderbilt University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Vanderbilt University.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:6,443)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,614)

Veterans Benefits

Vanderbilt University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges