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Founded 150 years ago, Vanderbilt University is globally renowned for its transformative education and research. 顶级学者和金融援助, Vanderbilt offers internationally recognized programs and an immersive residential undergraduate experience. The university’s ten schools and colleges live within a parklike campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, creating a collaborative culture that empowers leaders of tomorrow.


Student Enrollment






Student to Faculty Ratio


National Universities - U.S. News & World Report


Undergraduate Students receive some type of financial aid


Students Love Their College - The Princeton Review

  • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year

Student Enrollment

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  • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year

About Vanderbilt

  • Schools and Degrees

    College of Arts and Science

    Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts*, Master of Science*, Master of Fine Arts*, Doctor of Philosophy*
    4,013 Students
    College of Arts and Science

    Blair School of Music

    Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Arts
    233 Students
    Blair School of Music

    Divinity School

    Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Master of Arts*, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy*
    203 Students
    Divinity School

    School of Engineering

    Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science*, Doctor of Philosophy*
    1,564 Students
    School of Engineering

    Graduate School

    Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Liberal Arts and Science, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy
    2,364 Students
    Graduate School

    Law School

    Master of Laws, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Doctor of Philosophy*
    561 Students
    Law School

    School of Medicine

    Master of Science in Medical Physics, Master of Education of the Deaf, Master of Science (Applied Clinical Informatics, Speech-Language Pathology), Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Master of Genetic Counseling, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy*, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Medical Physics
    611 Students
    School of Medicine

    School of Nursing

    Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy*, Doctor of Nursing Practice
    845 Students
    School of Nursing

    Owen Graduate School of Management

    Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Accountancy, Master of Management in Health Care, Master of Marketing, Doctor of Philosophy*
    617 Students
    Owen Graduate School of Management

    Peabody College of education and human development

    Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science*, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy*
    2,692 Students
    Peabody College of education and human development

    • * These degrees are awarded through the Graduate School.
    • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Rankings and Accreditations

    The Vanderbilt University is proud to be recognized through several national and global rankings. Below are a few top three rankings by prominent publications.

    U.S. News & World Report General

    #13 National Universities
    #8 Best Value Schools
    #6 Learning Communities

    U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools

    #1 Special Education; Educational Administration and Supervision (Peabody College)
    #1 Doctor of Nursing Practice Administration; Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Primary Care; Nurse-Midwifery (School of Nursing)
    #2 Doctor of Nursing Practice: Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care; Nurse Practitioner: Family; Nurse Practitioner: Mental Health; Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care
    #2 Education Policy (Peabody College)
    #3 Curriculum and Instruction (Peabody College)
    #3 Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care (School of Nursing)

    The Princeton Review

    #1 Students Love their College
    #2 Happiest Students; Best-Run Colleges; College City Gets High Marks; Best Athletics Facilities; Best Quality of Life
    #1 Financial Aid
    • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year.
    • Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Vanderbilt University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
  • Athletics

    The Vanderbilt Commodores are a member of the Southeastern Conference, Eastern Division.

    • Men's varsity teams: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis
    • Women's varsity teams: Basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field

    National championships:

    • Baseball (2014, 2019)
    • Bowling (2007, 2018, 2023)
    • Women's tennis (2015)

    Follow teams and learn more about athletics at the Vanderbilt Commodores website.

  • Campus

    Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt is home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties and was designated an arboretum in 1988. The oldest building on the original campus was constructed around 1859.

    79% of undergraduate students live on campus in twenty-eight residence halls and apartments.

  • Alumni

    Living Alumni: 154,909

    Alumni Residing in Nashville Area: 23,882

    Alumni Chapters Worldwide: 44

    • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Employment

    Faculty Members:  1,858

    Full time: 1,517
    Part time: 341
    Faculty with terminal degrees: 97%
    * An additional 3,044 full-time and 128 part-time faculty members are medical personnel of Vanderbilt University Medical Center with appointments in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Nursing, reflecting the teaching and research partnership between the two institutions.

    Staff Members: 4,528

    Full time: 4,201
    Part time: 327
    • * Data reported for 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Financial Information

    Total Net Assets: $10 billion

    • Endowment market value: $10.2 billion
    • Endowment per student: $739,785


    • Turnover (revenues): $1.68 billion

    Operating Expenses by Function

    • Instruction and academic support: 42%
    • Support activities: 17%
    • Research and public service: 10%
    • Student service: 31%
  • Research

    With research and development expenditures exceeding $1 billion in 2021, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center rank in the top 10 among private universities and in the top 25 overall on the most recent NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. View FY2021 NSF HERD data

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The Board of Trust is the governing body of the university. The chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Trust, is the chief executive officer of the university. Daniel Diermeier is chancellor of Vanderbilt University.


Beginning in March 2023, Vanderbilt is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding—its Sesquicentennial. Vanderbilt is marking this extraordinary milestone by reflecting on its history, taking stock of the myriad contributions to society Vanderbilt is making today and, especially, envisioning together how Vanderbilt can best take its place as the great university of the 21st century.

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