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Vanderbilt applications up from all regions for fall 2012

by | Posted on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 — 8:14 PM

Vanderbilt University has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012 semester, 3,658 (15 percent) more than at the same time last year.

Doug Christiansen (Vanderbilt)

Applications are up across all geographic regions and ethnic groups, said Douglas Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions. All four undergraduate schools – the College of Arts and Science, Peabody School of education and human development, Blair School of Music and the School of Engineering – have received a record number of applications this year.

Vanderbilt is clearly fulfilling its promise as a national and world university,” Christiansen said.  “We’re still processing the applications, but it appears that all the quality factors such as class rank, rigor of course work, leadership, extracurricular activities and test scores will all increase, as well.”

Applications from international students increased 32 percent, as did those from every national region including the West (29 percent) Southwest (13.5 percent), South (14.6 percent) and the New York area (10 percent). The increases were across all racial categories.

On the graduate level, applications were up 12 percent, with 7,855 received as of Jan. 15, said, Dennis G. Hall, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. Some graduate schools continue to accept applications after that deadline.

Contact:
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  • Selwyn Benjamin

    I think head football coach James Franklin is
    doing a tremendous job in promoting the university

    • Julio

      Are you serious? I don’t think football is that important. I am sure there is a lot of my people like my out there who don’t care about football but the quality of an institution like Vanderbilt.

      • Row6

        Think again Julio.  Even here in the western US, Vandy’s new emphasis on football and the attention it brings to the school is having a positive “halo” effect.  Kids who never would have considered Vandy are giving it a look.  All D-1, competitive sports is about 6200 kids.  Looks and feels a bit like Stanford. 

      • Row6

        Think again Julio.  Even here in the western US, Vandy’s new emphasis on football and the attention it brings to the school is having a positive “halo” effect.  Kids who never would have considered Vandy are giving it a look.  All D-1, competitive sports is about 6200 kids.  Looks and feels a bit like Stanford. 



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