Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, a highly ranked research university with a world-class medical center located in Nashville, Tenn., serves 13,000 students of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, medicine, divinity, nursing, business and law. International students comprise nine percent of the student body. Vanderbilt encourages cross-disciplinary study among students. It is one of the leading recipients of federal research and development funding, with many research opportunities for undergraduates. First-year students at Vanderbilt live together at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, a living-learning residential community. A low student-faculty ratio enables students and faculty to exchange ideas, and a robust financial aid program makes a Vanderbilt education accessible to talented students from all economic backgrounds. Resources for international students include the Vanderbilt International Office and over 20 international student groups and 350 clubs overall. Nashville is a cosmopolitan city offering arts, sports and proximity to nature. Vanderbilt?s reputation, commitment to undergraduates and research leadership attract top students and faculty from around the globe.

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.

Foundation year: 1873
Short name: Vandy
Type: Public
Students: 12040
Faculty: 3760
Faculty/Students Ratio: 3:1
Region: North America
Location: Nashville, TN