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Vanderbilt University

History

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was in his 79th year when he decided to make the gift that founded Vanderbilt University in the spring of 1873. For the first 40 years of its existence, Vanderbilt was under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Education

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

Research

Vanderbilt is home to more than 85 centers and institutes that work to tackle major challenges and meet important societal needs by bringing together faculty from a broad range of disciplines and producing cutting edge research. A center or institute is generally defined as a unit of the university engaged in combined aspects of research, scholarship, instruction, outreach or related service. Most commonly, a center or institute will have a substantial research/scholarship component to its mission, and also may have affiliated education programs. 

Career

The Career Center serves undergraduates enrolled full-time in all Vanderbilt schools and colleges, and we also provide career coaching to recent graduates (0-2 years out).

PhD Programmes

Vanderbilt University Scholarships

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Grant
332500 USD
Deadline
31 May 2024
Study Abroad Graudate Scholarships Of SBS Foundation
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2025
Study Abroad Master/Doctoral Program Of Lotte Foundation
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships Of Chungcheongnam
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2025
Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships Of Jeollanam
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
OAS/OEA Scholarship
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Out-Of-State Tuition Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 May 2024
Robert Wilkos Aviation Scholarship
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Robert Wilkos
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Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
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The International Peace Scholarship Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Nora's Nursery Scholarship Program
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Nora's Nursery
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
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CouponBirds
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
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Support Creativity
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For a complete overview of scholarships for Vanderbilt University, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
66 -2
2022
64 1
2021
65
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
92 6
2023
98 15
2022
113
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
261 -62
2023
199 19
2022
218
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
78 -5
2022
73
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Student Services:

  • Active Citizenship and Service
  • Address Change
  • Bookstore
  • Computer Labs
  • Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department
  • International Student & Scholar Services
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life Office
  • Reserve a Room
  • Student Leadership Development
  • University Chaplain and Religious Life
  • Women's Center

Housing services

The Office of Housing and Residential Education provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Programming for residents builds communities in which students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect and dignity are met. These communities foster learning, personal development, academic achievement, and successful transitions for both new students and graduates.

Library services

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university’s goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve and make accessible a wide variety of resources, we partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens.

ICT services

Vanderbilt Information Technology is a division of Vanderbilt University, formally created July 1, 2013, with the mission of providing world-class information technology to Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. As of May 2016, the Medical Center and the university are legally separate entities, and this organization serves the university community.

Medical services

Health and Wellness is the award winning umbrella division for three programs that provide support for the health and productivity of faculty and staff. There are multiple activities offered 24/7 at all Vanderbilt campuses.

Campus life

Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, 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. The Peabody College section of campus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark since 1966. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, located about nine miles from campus, also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • 333 acres
  • 177 buildings
  • Total physical plant: 9.0 million square feet
  • Real estate (54 buildings): 2.7 million square feet

Sports facilities

  • 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

Student clubs

Our multidisciplinary philosophy isn’t limited to academics. The value we place on community brings students, faculty and staff together to keep more than 530 organizations up and running and the varied interests of more than 6,800 undergraduates fulfilled.

Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelors, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees.

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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