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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 41.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 62.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16.10%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 77.90%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 14.20%
SAT I Math score 700+: 81.70%
SAT I Math score 600+: 95.9%
ACT score 24-29: 8.60%
ACT score 30-36: 89.70%
ACT score 24+: 98.00%
Students applied: 29,518
Students admitted: 3,865
Admission rate: 13%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 87.6%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,383
Full-time enrolled women: 3,395
Part-time enrolled men: 35
Part-time enrolled women: 38
Total enrollment: 6,851

COSTS

Tuition: $43,620
Room and board: $14,670
Est. book expense: $1,370
Fees: $1,810
Total cost: $61,470
Cost after need-based aid: $21,517
Cost after non-need-based aid: $39,098
Average debt at graduation: $20,790

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $39,953
Average non-need-based aid: $22,372
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
702
Average aid package: $45,477
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,301
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 48%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
20%
% receiving student loans: 24%