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Best Values in Colleges

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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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Vanderbilt University is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 15 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 44%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Verbal Score

700+76%
600-69919%
600+95%

SAT Math Score

700+80%
600-69915%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-299%
24+98%

Students applied31,099
Students admitted3,963
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$42,768
Fees$1,774
Room and board$14,382
Estimated book expense$1,370
Total cost$60,294

Cost after need-based aid$20,921
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,505

Average debt at graduation$20,303

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$39,373
Average non-need-based aid$23,789

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,835

Full-Time

Men3,387
Women3,377

Part-Time

Men42
Women29

Freshmen retained97%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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