Vanderbilt Online

by TBS Staff

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When founder Cornelius Vanderbilt provided the initial $1 million investment required to create the university in 1873, he had never visited the South, but held hope that his funds, through the university's work, would help heal the divisional wounds of the Civil War. Today, Vanderbilt houses students from across the nation at its 330-acre campus in Nashville. In 2017, Vanderbilt's Peabody College launched two 100% online programs to complement a large suite of individual online courses: a master of education in human development counseling and a doctor of education in leadership and learning in organizations.

Vanderbilt Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

Vanderbilt University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A total of 23 academic degrees hold additional programmatic accreditation, including the online master's and doctoral degrees in education.


The highly competitive Vanderbilt admissions criteria weighs a variety of factors, but academic merit holds the most sway. Vanderbilt acceptance rate for undergraduate students is 11%. Note that specific programs may possess their own additional admission requirements.

Undergraduate applicants apply online, pay a $50 application fee, and submit official high school transcripts, a counselor's letter of recommendation, two academic letters of recommendation, and official ACT or SAT scores. Graduate students must submit official transcripts, a statement of purpose, official GRE scores, 2-5 letters of recommendation, and pay a $95 application fee.

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