Tool December 2016

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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 41.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 63.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 17.42%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 78.68%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 96.1%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 14.26%
SAT I Math score 700+: 83.33%
SAT I Math score 600+: 97.59%
ACT score 24-29: 5.52%
ACT score 30-36: 92.01%
ACT score 24+: 97.53%
Students applied: 31,464
Students admitted: 3,674
Admission rate: 12%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 87%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,439
Full-time enrolled women: 3,383
Part-time enrolled men: 35
Part-time enrolled women: 26
Total enrollment: 6,883

COSTS

Tuition: $44,496
Room and board: $14,962
Est. book expense: $1,294
Fees: $1,846
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $40,267
Average non-need-based aid: $22,030
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
721
Average aid package: $46,002
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,314
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 48%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
20%
% receiving student loans: 22%