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

2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that Vanderbilt's Nursing graduate program is staffed and headed up by very competent, approachable people. I am really appreciating how quickly the professors and coordinators communicate with me, and how informative the school is with requirements, immunizations, and other necessities that have to be completed prior to school beginning. The only complaints I would have so far, would be the financial aid is not very substantial at all, and the parking situation is horrible, from the unavailability and distance of parking, to the huge fees associated with parking passes that are not included in tuition.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is extremely expensive (with minimal scholarship/grant money available), and can sometimes feel chaotically unorganized. That said, Vanderbilt consistently graduates top notch NPs and CNMs, so they must be doing something right.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the fact that this program is a distance program but this a hardship. I would like for this program to be offered at many university around the country to make it easier for traveling. It is highly competitive and we have some of the most highly qualified professors.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

First-rate academic experience; will graduate with the confidence and skills to be an excellent nurse practitioner. The only disadvantage to this program is it's cost and the limited availability to financial aid/scholarships. However, the saying holds true, "you get what you pay for."
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

My program is great. All the opportunities are there for you. Vanderbilt is looking for the individuals that seek out these opportunities and share their love of research. If there is any con, it would be in the area of funding. The first year is a given, but the next four years are not. The student must seek out training grants to help fund the research. The students who work really hard succeed, the others don't.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: First of all, it's Vanderbilt. Their nursing program is ranked #15 in the nation. The program is challenging and rather competitive in nature. However, the faculty are EXTREMELY supportive. They are highly accessible and give feedback consistently. I also value that you are learning from one of the top ranked teaching hospitals in the U.S. Cons: The outlying neighborhoods have a history of crime. Also, the tuition is high. All in all, I believe that the education, networking and experiential learning will fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse practitioner.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: extremely supportive faculty. They go out of their way to ensure that you are progressing as you should be. Cons: Vandy price tag.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Peabody has both the power and the prestige of a Tier 1 research university and the opportunities for career building are omnipresent. Faculty are experts in their areas, which sometimes keeps them from being thoroughly engaged with students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

It has a great alumni network and career support system. It also has very dedicated professors who are genuinely interested in their students' progress.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I love my graduate program, I have no complaints whatsoever.
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