It’s easy to forget that you’re right in the middle of Nashville when walking around Vanderbilt’s pretty 330 acre campus. It’s no wonder it’s been designated a National Arboretum.
Vanderbilt offers ambitious students rigorous academics, school spirit, a balance between intellectual and pre-professional pursuits, and a friendly, collaborative environment in a major city.
Economics is the most popular major and Vanderbilt’s unique Human and Organization Development (HOD) major in the Peabody School is the second most popular.
Students are paired with a faculty advisor who helps them design their project and find their research or internship opportunity.
Vanderbilt puts a great deal of effort into building community among students, especially freshmen.
All first year students live together in the Freshmen Commons which is comprised of 10 “Houses” with several indoor and outdoor common spaces.
Vanderbilt has long been known for being conservative, traditional and formal, with students dressing up in jackets and pearls for football games.