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First-generation students talk about experiences at Vanderbilt

Nov. 29, 2018—Watch as first-generation college students talk about choosing Vanderbilt University and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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What’s On My Mind: Building the Class of 2022

Apr. 5, 2018—Stories about what makes Vanderbilt special combined with the lasting value of a Vanderbilt education drive the university's strong showing in admissions, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Stars collide: How a Vanderbilt political scientist ended up on a Chinese reality show—and Vanderbilt found a star freshman

Mar. 21, 2018—Ten Chinese high school students competing for an invitation to apply to an English-speaking college. Five judges from elite universities. How a Vanderbilt professor discovered one amazing freshman.

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11 students chosen as newest class of Ingram Scholars

Mar. 8, 2018—Eleven incoming first-year students have been selected from among more than 1,600 applicants as the newest members of the Ingram Scholars Program.

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Re:VU brochures for 2018 now available

Jan. 22, 2018—The annual Re:VU brochure of Vanderbilt University's most commonly requested facts and figures is now available for 2018. Request your copies today.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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Vanderbilt has happiest students again, according to 2017 ‘Princeton Review’ best colleges rankings

Aug. 1, 2017—The 2017 "Princeton Review" survey asked nearly 140,000 students at hundreds of the nation’s top colleges to rate their schools in more than 60 areas.

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New student video reveals path that brings seekers to Vanderbilt, the Wond’ry

May. 5, 2017—The video’s director received strong support from Robert Grajewski, Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center.

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Class of 2017: Cici Xuning Zhang uses social media to connect Vanderbilt with China

May. 4, 2017—When China native Cici Xuning Zhang first started searching for colleges, a university in Nashville, Tennessee—or even one in the United States—was far from her mind. Then an iconic image of Vanderbilt’s Kirkland Hall popped up on her computer screen.

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Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.

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Barnett named co-chair of VUSM Admissions Committee

Apr. 27, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., has been named co-chair of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Admissions Committee, effective July 1.

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