First-generation students talk about experiences at Vanderbilt

At Vanderbilt University, first-generation college students—those who are the first in their family to go to a four-year university—are an integral part of our diverse and inclusive community. Watch as some of our first-gen students talk about choosing Vanderbilt and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.

To first-gen college students: We want to celebrate your abilities, your strengths, and your resilience. We want to ensure that your transition to Vanderbilt is smooth and seamless, and we strive to connect you and your family to Vanderbilt’s many resources.