- As a private institution, Vanderbilt University offers the same tuition rates to all students regardless of state residency.
- Online graduate students participate in extensive real-world application of their course content, including immersion events at the Nashville campus, internship field experiences, and capstone projects.
- Among Vanderbilt's alumni include two U.S. Vice Presidents, multiple Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners, and six Nobel Prize laureates, with awards bestowed in physiology or medicine, chemistry, and a Nobel Peace Prize.
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 University's Accreditation, Tuition, 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 admissions criteria at Vanderbilt weighs a variety of factors, but academic merit holds the most sway. 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.
- Founded: 1873
- Online student population: 95
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 8-to-1
- Of all undergraduates, 66% receive some form of financial aid.
- Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 97%
- Required Standardized Test(s): ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS
- Public/Private: Private nonprofit
- Acceptance Rate: 11%
- Graduation Rate: 88%
- Athletics: NCAA Division I
- Mascot: Commodores
- Colors: Black and gold
- Address: 2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235
- Phone Number: (615) 322-7311
- Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Online Degrees Offered
- Vanderbilt University offers one online master's degree and one online doctorate degree in education.
- Students can also attend fully online courses across multiple disciplines while enrolled on campus.