Vanderbilt University

United States of America
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Key Statistics

  • 12,161
  • 3.6
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 10%
    International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Female:Male Ratio
Vanderbilt University includes four undergraduate schools and six graduate schools situated on a beautiful 330-acre campus located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The combination of excellent academic rigour, a vibrant campus life and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world. Vanderbilt’s 6,800 undergraduate students and nearly 5,900 graduate students from 88 countries are constantly immersed in the multidisciplinary research and teaching that are at the heart of the Vanderbilt community. Nearly 50 per cent of undergraduates participate in academic research, and Vanderbilt affords easy access to faculty. Vanderbilt students take full advantage of student life, including more than 530 student organisations, more than 140 study abroad programmes, Division I athletics, and a rich variety of internship and research opportunities.

Shipping and rail magnate \"Commodore\" Cornelius Vanderbilt provided an initial $1 million endowment in 1873 for this university, even though he had never been to the South. Under Methodist control for its first 40 years, it became independent after a 1914 court ruling allowed non-Methodists to teach there. Today, more than 3,350 faculty teach around 12,500 students.


2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37235
United States