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Vanderbilt by the numbers

by Oct. 14, 2018, 9:12 PM

The numbers tell the story when it comes to Vanderbilt’s high national rankings, low student-to-faculty ratio, the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt and more. Take a look at Vanderbilt by the numbers.

  • Total students: 12,824
  • Undergraduates: 6,861
  • Graduate and professional students: 5,963
  • 65 percent of Vanderbilt undergraduates receive financial aid through the Opportunity Vanderbilt no-loan initiative, supported by more than $387 million in scholarship gifts
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Classes with fewer than 50 students: 91 percent
  • Classes with fewer than 30 students: 80 percent
  • First-year students who return for sophomore year: 97 percent
  • Students who live on campus: 90 percent
  • Number of student organizations: 430+
  • Varsity teams: 10 women’s and 6 men’s

No. 14 – Best Colleges
U.S. News & World Report, 2019

No. 1 – Great Financial Aid
Princeton Review, 2018

No. 7 – Best Values Among National Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2019

No. 3 – Happiest Students
Princeton Review, 2018

No. 3 – Best Quality of Life
Princeton Review, 2018

No. 10 – World’s Most Innovative Universities
Reuters, 2018

No. 4 – College City Gets High Marks 

Princeton Review, 2018

No. 4 – Best Value Among Private Universities 

Kiplinger, 2017

No. 5 – Smartest Colleges in America 

Business Insider, 2018

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