Tool December 2017

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 7 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 38%
Applicants who took ACT 67%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+79%
600-69916%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+83%
600-69914%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3691%
24-297%
24+98%

Students applied32,442
Students admitted3,487
Admission rate11%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,500
Fees$1,164
Room and board$15,584
Estimated book expense$1,294
Total cost$64,542

Cost after need-based aid$23,211
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,185

Average debt at graduation$24,122

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,331
Average non-need-based aid$22,357

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,871

Full-Time

Men3,369
Women3,448

Part-Time

Men32
Women22

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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