Vanderbilt University had its best-ever overall ranking in the history of the U.S. News & World Report survey in rankings released in August. Vanderbilt is ranked No. 17 in the list of best national universities, tied with Emory and Rice universities. It was an improvement from a tie for the No. 18 spot last year.
Vanderbilt was ranked No. 16 among national universities in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, marking it as a good value for its tuition. The magazine noted that 12 percent of Vanderbilt students receive Pell Grants for low-income students, ranking it among the top 25 universities for economic diversity. Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering ranked No. 40, tied with four other schools, among engineering schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.
Vanderbilt has been ranked No. 18 five previous times: 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 1994.