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Vanderbilt University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,844

Average annual cost of attendance: $17,929

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $14,500

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Vanderbilt University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $3,482

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $4,750

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $8,451

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $14,577

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $32,921

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Vanderbilt University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Vanderbilt University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 92%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 97%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $69,000

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 82%

Vanderbilt University Admissions

Vanderbilt University Acceptance Rate: 11%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 720 to 800

SAT Critical Reading: 700 to 790

SAT Writing: 690 to 770

ACT English: 32 to 35

ACT Math: 30 to 35

ACT Writing: 8 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Vanderbilt University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Vanderbilt University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 14%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 14%

Typical student debt: $14,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $154

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Majors at Vanderbilt University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Vanderbilt University:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 4%
  • Engineering – 17%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • History – 4%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 9%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 32%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Vanderbilt University, visit their website.

Vanderbilt University Diversity

Overall Composition at Vanderbilt University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Vanderbilt University full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Vanderbilt University part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Vanderbilt University:  0%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 12%

Black: 9%

Hispanic: 9%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Two or more races: 5%

Unknown: 5%

White: 52%

Vanderbilt University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 4.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 37.3

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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