Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University located in the Tennessee region of the United States was established from the endowment provided by Cornelius Vanderbilt. It is a privately funded independent institution that has been featured on the 500 top universities of the world of the QS World University Rankings.

Name of the Institution Vanderbilt University
Type of Institution Private Research University
Location (Contact Details) 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee – 37240, United States

Ph. No. – (615)322-7311

Ownership Private
Accreditation / Affiliation Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Courses Offered Bachelor’s in -

  • Business Management
  • Cultural & Gender Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Marketing
  • Ethnic Studies


Master’s in -

  • Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Foreign Languages

Doctorate in -

  • Theology
  • English Language & Literature
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Health Professions
  • Social Service


Education Specialist degree

Departments / Branches
  • Science
  • Music
  • Engineering
  • Theological Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Library Arts & Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Management
  • Education and Human Development
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Clinical Investigation
  • Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Public Health
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria The following documents are to be submitted at the time of admission:

  • Completely filled up and signed application form
  • A personal essay hand written by the applicant describing why he chose the institute for higher studies
  • Letters of recommendation from two academicians
  • One letter of recommendation from the local counselor
  • Certificates of extra curricular proficiency
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Proof of submission of mandatory application fees of $50
  • Mark sheets of high school examination
Campus Placements The Vanderbilt Career Center organizes information sessions, interviews and other events to help the students with career opportunities
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Program
  • Ingram Scholarship Program
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship Program
  • The Carell Family Scholarship
  • The Curb Leadership Scholarship
  • The John Seigenthaler Scholarship
  • The Fred Rusell – Grantland Rice Scholarship
  • The Top Tenn Scholarship
Fee Structure Vanderbilt School of Nursing Fees -

  • $1680 per credit hour for graduates
  • Minimum $200 per semester for research students


All other graduate schools of study -

  • $1680 per semester as tuition fees
  • $398 per year as recreation and activities fees
  • $2142 per year as medical insurance
  • $30 per year as the one time transcript fee
Examinations & Results A semester system of study is followed. Examinations are held at the end of the summer, spring and fall semesters
Established in the Year 1873
Facts & Figures
  • The university has four undergraduate schools and six graduate & professional schools
  • Vanderbilt was established from the $1 million fund provided by rail & shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt is known for its famous alumni that include Nobel prize laureates, vice presidents of the US and Rhodes scholars
  • The US News & World Report declared Vanderbilt University as the 17th best national university of law, education, nursing and medicine in its 2011 rankings
  • The university was also ranked 51 in the best universities rank for the year 2010 – 2011 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Vanderbilt is an independent institution that is also the largest private employer in the middle Tennessee region
  • International students from over 90 countries apply to courses in the university every year