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Vanderbilt University Review

Nashville, TN, 2101 West End Avenue
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A+
Activities and Groups A+
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Vanderbilt University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 12,567 students and offering 226 degrees in Nashville, TN.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Vanderbilt University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,123 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
5
American/united States Studies/civilization
7
Ancient Studies/civilization
3
Anthropology
15
4
4
Asian Studies/civilization
5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
1
Cognitive Science
21
Community Organization and Advocacy
21
Community Psychology
3
8
Comparative Literature
0
Developmental and Child Psychology
35
Divinity/ministry
47
European Studies/civilization
8
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
1
History
86
10
8
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
2
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
7
5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
188
15
2
Philosophy
37
2
13
Political Science
108
1
3
Psychology
89
7
17
Public Policy Analysis
27
Religion/religious Studies
7
15
13
Science, Technology and Society
2
Social Sciences
191
Sociology
21
8
7
Theology/theological Studies
31
Women's Studies
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
758 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
40
Accounting and Finance
12
Applied Economics
4
Business Administration and Management
76
0
Business Administration, Management and Operations
71
Development Economics and International Development
38
Economics
258
5
2
Finance
108
Human Resources Development
0
Investments and Securities
2
Marketing/marketing Management
38
Operations Management and Supervision
38
Organizational Behavior Studies
66
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Healthcare
696 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
40
Audiology/audiologist
10
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
1
4
Critical Care Nursing
68
Emergency Room/trauma Nursing
9
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
65
Health/health Care Administration/management
22
Health/medical Physics
12
5
Health Services Administration
29
International Public Health/international Health
7
Maternal/child Health and Neonatal Nurse/nursing
21
Medical Scientist
18
Medicine
120
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery
23
Nursing Administration
4
Nursing Practice
57
Nursing Science
7
3
Pediatric Nurse/nursing
66
Pharmacology
10
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
41
Public Health
20
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
0
Registered Nurse
0
Women's Health Nurse/nursing
34
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
655 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
25
0
Child Development
29
19
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
36
Creative Writing
5
Curriculum and Instruction
17
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
4
0
Education
9
Education Policy Analysis
20
Education/teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
4
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
0
15
Elementary Education and Teaching
17
14
English Language and Literature
81
7
4
Foreign Language Teacher Education
3
French Language and Literature
13
1
3
German Language and Literature
3
1
1
Health Teacher Education
1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
29
5
International and Comparative Education
22
Latin Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
6
Music Teacher Education
4
4
Portuguese Language and Literature
0
Reading Teacher Education
5
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
6
1
Russian Language and Literature
4
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
Secondary Education and Teaching
21
21
Spanish Language and Literature
45
3
3
Special Education and Teaching
11
46
8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
30
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
0
4
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
9
Urban Education and Leadership
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
492 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
1
5
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
0
13
Bioinformatics
5
1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
16
Biology
24
1
11
Biostatistics
4
0
Cellular and Molecular Biology
0
17
Chemistry
26
11
13
Epidemiology
12
3
Geology/earth Science
7
8
Human/medical Genetics
7
Mathematics
81
11
5
Microbiology
2
6
Molecular Biology
40
Molecular Physiology
0
8
Neuroscience
91
1
16
Oncology and Cancer Biology
1
10
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
8
Physics
11
4
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
385 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
71
6
11
Chemical Engineering
57
3
8
Civil Engineering
16
15
6
Computer Engineering
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
28
15
10
Engineering Science
31
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
2
6
Materials Sciences
1
7
Mechanical Engineering
70
9
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
233 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
8
Law
186
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
70 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
43
18
9
Management Information Systems
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
64 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Brass Instruments
4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
7
Film/cinema/video Studies
10
Fine Arts
9
Keyboard Instruments
2
Music
18
Music Theory and Composition
4
Percussion Instruments
1
Stringed Instruments
5
Voice and Opera
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
8 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
2 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Woodwind Instruments
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Vanderbilt University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Nursing Administration
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Vanderbilt University/VA Internship Consortium)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Career center, networking dinners, help with careers as an alumni

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1983

mentoring, career fair for seniors, alumni interviews

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2011

Career Center, online network for alumni

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. In Child Development, Class of 2005

Alumni Association Networking events, internships, opportunities to work in research labs, mentoring with those in relevant fields

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BS, Class of 2005

A bit privileged but ultimately good and hard working

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Somewhat preppy on the whole, but with pockets of other types of students. Easy to find your niche if you look. The culture is pretty work hard/ play hard, but it really depends on your friend group.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1983

about 50% Greek and very social for all; serious students and diehard life-long alumni

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. In Child Development, Class of 2005

Interesting mix of typical southern college students and forward-thinking change makers

Rated January 2016
Alumni
philosophy, Class of 2006

Wonderfully open, focused on the pursuit of knowledge, the ideal learning experience

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Dining halls are pretty great, lots of food variety on the meal plan. Classrooms and computer labs are good. Dorms could use some improvement, but they are gradually being upgraded.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1983

top notch facilities and great scholarship potential

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. In Child Development, Class of 2005

State of the art, Eco-friendly, Constantly improving and innovating

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Huge sorority/ frat culture. Lots of opportunities to form your own student groups/ culture, though.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1983

plenty of groups to join and a great student center on campus with a little bit for everyone

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2011

lots of clubs, greek life etc

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. In Child Development, Class of 2005

SEC sports Sororities/fraternities Organizations that make a difference locally and globally

Rated January 2016
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