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

School Highlights

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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

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

There is no campus housing for graduate students, but there are tons of resources for finding nearby housing. It is also relatively cheap in Nashville, which is great. There are always things going on and things to do. The faculty are very supportive of each student and invested in each student's career.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Vanderbilt is a great school in a great location.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

These ratings give equal weight to all categories, but in reality, only some are truly important. On those (competitiveness, support, education quality), Vanderbilt scores quite high.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Vanderbilt overall is really great school :) High level of science and not much competitive stress like on the other private universities :) Nashville is good place to live, for a while :)
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

This institution provides strong support for ambitious graduate students who want a career in research, and the rapidly expanding campus will provide more grad student housing opportunities in the future.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The most important things like the quality of education and faculty support are excellent.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Good campus safety and facilities. Good academic communication within and between departments
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Vanderbilt is located in a great city and the faculty at this university are world-class scientists. There is strong collaboration between faculty members and great resources.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

As a graduate student I can speak to the excellence of the science facilities and the willingness of collaboration between faculty members. The surrounding area is also pleasant with many options of activities. I cannot speak to the quality of undergraduate life but from the interactions I have had the student life is good.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Vanderbilt University has been great. It's in a good city with more than enough resources nearby: food, shopping, and everything else one could need. Safety is always an issue in these urban areas, but VU does a great job of notifying all faculty, staff, and students about threats. There are myriads of opportunities presented to everyone for participating in on- and off-campus events. VU is top-notch for educational standards, use of technology, and support of science.
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