Vanderbilt University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 127 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 12,587 (6,871 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 12% part-time, 88% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,297
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Growing department in terms of interests, faculty and students. Should continue to improve.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

You know it's not the best, but you know it's just where you belong to after you've been here for a while. A really supportive community here!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The Peabody College lives up to their reputation and it has been a privilege to study here.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm pursuing my Master's in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner, and Vanderbilt was the best decision I could have made! The faculty are amazing and renowned nationwide in their fields of expertise. The campus is gorgeous, and connected seamlessly to Vanderbilt Hospital. It is a high-tech program with excellent training and preparation for your career. And Nashville is a great place to live. Overall, I would definitely recommend Vanderbilt to anyone who is serious about taking the next step in their education.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

VUSN's program is a fast-paced Masters of Nursing degree with very high expectations placed on the students. Do not expect any free time or extracurricular enrichment. The faculty is very supportive of students, and eager to help. The school does suffer from a lack of diversity (among both students and faculty) and lacks sensitivity to the concerns of students who are not white, straight, upper middle class women. For a program so focused on producing health care professionals who ARE sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, this needs serious work. Vanderbilt's campus and the city of Nashville are both lovely and easy to navigate. Cost of living is low, but this is an expensive program and VUSN provides almost no scholarship money. Loans are plentiful, and most students can get their textbook covered, but otherwise only 2 full scholarships are given out each year (among a class of approx. 170).
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The school has many excellent programs and a level of academic rigor that cannot be seen elsewhere.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

The MSN bridge program is incredibly intense academically, but the program coordinators make a concerted effort to help and support as much as possible. Financial aid for VUSN doesn't really exist, you get a small scholarship but the tuition is very high. It is worth it though because you get incredible clinical experiences, access to cutting edge technology, and you make great connections with professors.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The MEd Special Education program is wonderful. Faculty are prominent members of the field and the many research studies being conducted provide ample opportunity for gaining experience as well as for financing school. Expectations are high and graduate students are expected to self-advocate when needing guidance and/or assistance.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

The physics program is challenging and offers a good variety of research interests and an environment that allows for life outside of grad school. I have found the faculty to be encouraging, helpful, and genuinely interested in me as a person and in my opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the program. One of the things I wish were different is the low number of female faculty--the male/female ratio among students is actually quite good, I think, but we have very few female professors.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

pros: good financial support and flexibility Cons: more carrer support
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