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Q:   What are some useful tips for students starting their first semester in Vanderbilt University?


Vanderbilt University is one of the best universities in USA and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester in the University of Vanderbilt:

  • Academic Routine: Build a practical routine for studies and make use of the academic resources offered by VU.
  • Connect with Faculty: Students must build a healthy relationship with professors and is helpful with studies as well as job opportunities.
  • Co-curricular Activities: Participate in events, clubs, trips, community organisation, volunteering and more.
  • Gym & Fitness: Fitness freaks can make use of the equipments at VU in order to build a healthy routine for themselves.
  • Planning Finances: Since studying abroad is expensive, students must plan their budget and invest/spend their money mindfully while studying in VU.

Q:   What are the best reasons to attend Vanderbilt University?


Vanderbilt University is one of the best universities in USA and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some of best reasons of attending the University of Vanderbilt:

  • Strong academic reputation;
  • Affordable tuition fees;
  • Inclusive and diverse community of students;
  • Variety of generous scholarships and grants offered;
  • Safe surroundings;
  • Exceptional sports/recreation facilities; and
  • Strong economy and job market in USA.

Q:   What makes the Vanderbilt University campus unique?


Attending the University of Vanderbilt has its own perks when it comes to the campus life. What makes the Vanderbilt University unique is the emphasis on greenery. It is interesting to note that there are more than 6,000 trees in the campus. Also, Vanderbilt University offers a variety of Student Organizations & Unions for candidates to join. Mentioned below are the facilities which make the university an ideal study abroad option:

  • Student Union: More than 500 student clubs and organsations provides people the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of interests and activities to meet new people.
  • Housing: Students can live on-campus in safe and comfortable housing, that too in affordable prices.
  • Career Services: A variety of career services are offered to Vanderbilt University students such as resume building, interview preparations, help in securing jobs, career guidance, and more.

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Q:   Does Vanderbilt University offer scholarships for international students?


Yes, Vanderbilt University offers generous scholarships for international students. However, only undergraduates get to avail these scholarship benefits, since the University of Vanderbilt does not offer any scholarships for graduate overseas applicants. At Vanderbilt, undergraduates get to choose from need-based as well as merit-based scholarships. Also, candidates must submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile or the ISFAA (International Student Financial Aid Application) in order to apply for need-based scholarships and Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship for merit-based scholarships. Some of the most popular Vanderbilt University scholarships for international students are:

  • Irene and Thomas Harrington International Scholarship (Need-based): It provides financial assistance to international students enrolled full time in any of the Vanderbilt's four undergraduate schools. Preference is given to students from France, with second preference to students from the European Union.
  • Ingram Scholarship Program (Merit-based)
  • Chancellor's Scholarship (Merit-based)

Q:   Is studying in Vanderbilt University expensive?


Annual tuition fees required to pursue a degree course at Vanderbilt University is above 30L on an average, which can be considered expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (18 courses)
INR 18 L - 59 L
M.A. (20 courses)
INR 13 L - 54 L
B.A. (41 courses)
INR 45 L - 51 L
PG Certificate (22 courses)
INR 11 L - 57 L
B.E. / B.Tech (11 courses)
INR 42 L - 51 L
MBA/PGDM (11 courses)
INR 30 L - 62 L
MIM (10 courses)
INR 30 L - 62 L
B.Sc. (11 courses)
INR 45 L
BBA (4 courses)
INR 45 L
MSN (1 course)
INR 39 L

Vanderbilt University Admission Dates 2024

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Fall19ᵗʰ Jan 2023 - 26ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring15ᵗʰ Oct 2023
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Q:   How to apply for Vanderbilt University admissions?


Prospective students can apply for Vanderbilt University admissions through the Common Application - Bachelor's courses or Official Application Portal - Master's courses. Listed below are the steps to apply to Vanderbilt University:

  • Step 1: Log onto the application portal
  • Step 2: Pay the application fee
  • Step 3: Submit the official academic transcripts
  • Step 4: Submit SAT/ACT scores
  • Step 5: Provide the proof of English language proficiency
  • Step 6: Submit all the relevant documents
  • Step 7: Submit the application

Q:   What is the acceptance rate of Vanderbilt University?


Based on the ratio of admissions to applications, the Vanderbilt acceptance rate stands at 7%. Since, the stats are on the higher end, we can conclude that the University of Vanderbilt is a very competitive university to get in, as it admits less than half of the applicants. However, applicants must not get discouraged and fulfill all the Vanderbilt admission requirements, i.e.; competitive grades, standardized test scores, English language requirements, as well as relevant documents, in order to secure an admission in the university.

Note: The data has been derived from unofficial sources and is subjected to changes.


Q:   What are the Vanderbilt University application deadlines?


Vanderbilt University accepts international students through two application types: Early Decision and Regular Decision. Given below are the Vanderbilt University application deadlines for international students:

Intake TypeApplication Deadline
Early Decision INov 1, 2024
Early Decision IIJan 1, 2025
Regular DecisionJan 1, 2025

Vanderbilt University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(18 courses)
INR 18 L - 59 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 88 - 110, IELTS: 6.5 - 7, Duolingo: 110 - 130
B.A.(41 courses)
INR 51 L - 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL
M.A.(20 courses)
INR 13 L - 54 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 88 - 95
MBA/PGDM(11 courses)
INR 30 L - 63 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 88 - 100, GMAT, GRE
BBA(4 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL
B.E. / B.Tech(11 courses)
INR 51 L - 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 100 & Above, SAT, IELTS: 7 & Above
PG Certificate(22 courses)
INR 11 L - 57 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 95 - 100
MIM(10 courses)
INR 30 L - 63 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 88 & Above
B.Sc.(11 courses)
INR 53 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL
MSN(1 course)
INR 39 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
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Q:   How to get into Vanderbilt University from India?


In order to secure an admission, all the international students must fulfill the Vanderbilt University admission requirements listed below:

1) Undergraduate Requirements:

2) Graduate Requirements:


Q:   Does Vanderbilt University require IELTS?


Yes, meeting the English language requirements is one of the major Vanderbilt University admission requirements for international students. Vanderbilt accepts major English exam scores as proof of English language proficiency. Students can refer to the table below for minimum score requirements:

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Overall score of 88 - 100 or higher

IELTS Academic

Overall score of 7.0 or higher

PTE Academic

Overall score of 70 or higher

Duolingo English Test

Overall score of 130 or higher


Q:   How to study in Vanderbilt University without IELTS?


International students are eligible for studying in Vanderbilt University without an IELTS/TOEFL score if they meet the standardized test requirements listed below:

Entrance ExamMinimum Score Requirement
SAT Evidence-based Reading & Writing630 or higher
ACT English26 or higher

Vanderbilt University
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Capital One
Bank of America
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Lockheed Martin Corp.
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Vanderbilt University Rankings 2024

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Q:   What are the top-ranked Vanderbilt University courses?


According to QS Rankings, the most popular Vanderbilt University courses include MBA and MS. Given below is a table which showcases the 2023 QS course rankings of Vanderbilt University:

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Rank 2023 

Rank 2022 

MBA  (Global MBA) 



MS (Engineering and Technology) 



MS  (QS - Mathematics Rankings) 




Q:   How is Vanderbilt University ranked for MS?


In QS Rankings, Vanderbilt University ranks in the range #251-300 in 2023 under QS - Mathematics Rankings category. In the 2022 ranking, the Vanderbilt University position was at #151-200. This trend shows that the university continues to be among the top names for QS - Mathematics Rankings courses and is one of the best universities for MS in USA.


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Q:   What are some of the top-ranked universities in USA?


USA is one of the most popular countries for study abroad options for international students and is a hub of globally renowned universities. According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, some top universities in USA are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard UniversityUniversity of Chicago, and many more. 

Given below is the list of top Universities in USA as mentioned in the prominent rankings.


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Q:   Do universities in USA offer scholarships for international students?


Opting to study abroad is a major step that student take for their career and managing the expenses including the tuition fee and living costs play a deciding factor in this decision. Here is where scholarships dive in and help students study in their dream college by cutting down a portion of their expenses. Here are some scholarships offered by the top universities in USA that are available for international students:


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Yes, the University of Vanderbilt offers a range of recreation facilities such as aquatics, club sports,  fitness, intramural sports, nutrition resources, outdoor recreation, and more. Listed below are some sports facilities available in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center:

289,000-square-foot in size25 yard, 16 lane swimming poolFour courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton
Five racquetball and two squash courtsFour-lane bowling alleyFive group fitness class rooms
Over 14,000 square feet of weight/fitness room spaceRock-climbing wallMat room
Locker roomsSeven multi-purpose rooms120 yard turf field surrounded by a 300 meter track in the indoor field house

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Answered 3 months ago

Vanderbilt University is a research university located in the beautiful city of Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Mentioned below are some of the best restaurants near the Vanderbilt University campus:

Restaurant NameSpeciality
San Antonio Taco Company (SATCO)Mexican
Ben and JerryIce Cream
Hattie B’s / McDougals.Chicken
Pizza PerfectPizza

Anushree Sinha

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Answered 3 months ago

Vanderbilt University cost of living for international students is inclusive of housing, meals, books, travel, personal expenses, and more. For Indian students, the total amount sums upto be around INR 23.3L.

ParticularsCost of LivingCost in INR
HousingUSD 13,484INR 11.2L
FoodUSD 7,570INR 6.3L
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & EquipmentUSD 1,194INR 99K
Student Services FeeUSD 1,554INR 1.3L
Student Health FeeUSD 774INR 64K
Personal ExpensesUSD 3,396INR 2.8L
TOTALUSD 27,972INR 23.3L

Conversion Used: 1 USD = INR 83.35

Anushree Sinha

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Answered 7 months ago

For the full-time MBA program, the in-state tuition and fees are reported to be around $135,070. The Executive MBA programme has a tuition of $68,500 per year. Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management is ranked #29 globally and tied for #23 in the U.S. for its MBA program. 

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Answered 7 months ago

While Vanderbilt University is highly regarded for its academic programs in sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences, the opinions on its MBA programme are mixed. Some people think that Vanderbilt's MBA programme is excellent, especially in the healthcare industry, while others think t



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