Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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Vanderbilt University is ranked 4 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 8 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 41%
Applicants who took ACT 63%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+79%
600-69917%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+83%
600-69914%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3692%
24-296%
24+98%

Students applied31,464
Students admitted3,674
Admission rate12%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,496
Fees$1,846
Room and board$14,962
Estimated book expense$1,294
Total cost$62,598

Cost after need-based aid$22,331
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,568

Average debt at graduation$21,506

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$40,267
Average non-need-based aid$22,030

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,883

Full-Time

Men3,439
Women3,383

Part-Time

Men35
Women26

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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