Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for Great Financial Aid

Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 1 for having the best financial aid in the nation by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review surveyed 138,000 students across the country over a three-year period and ultimately ranked 384 colleges and universities.

In the financial aid category, students scored colleges by how much financial aid is awarded and how satisfied they are with their financial aid packages.

Opportunity Vanderbilt

Opportunity Vanderbilt reflects Vanderbilt’s belief that a world-renowned education should be accessible to all qualified students regardless of their economic circumstances.

  • Vanderbilt’s admissions process is need-blind for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.
  • Vanderbilt will meet 100 percent of a family’s demonstrated financial need.
  • Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance.

Feeling happy

Vanderbilt ranked highly in several other Princeton Review categories, including:

No. 3 – Happiest Students

No. 3 – Best Quality of Life

No. 3 – Most Beautiful Campus

No. 4 – Town-Gown Relations Are Great

No. 4 – College City Gets High Marks

The Princeton Review ranked schools in 62 categories. The full rankings can be found in the book Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition.