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Class of 2019

Building Community and Confidence: Jarryd Bethea, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—During his college search, Jarryd Bethea sought an institution that would combine great academics, strong school spirit, and a community where he could make an impact. He found that and more at Vanderbilt.

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Runner’s High: Evan Suzman, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Evan Suzman, a cross country runner for the Commodores, likes to clear his mind with long, winding runs across campus. Off the course, the native New Yorker is a double major in history and child development, with a focus on the history of science.

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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From South Africa with Love: Bill-Kande Badi, BA’19

Apr. 9, 2019—Bill-Kande Badi never imagined he’d pursue a career in film when he traveled more than 8,500 miles from his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa, to study at Vanderbilt. But then he signed up for Cinema and Media Arts courses and “fell in love with making movies.”

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Find Your Impact: Student creates app for orangutans

Feb. 22, 2019—A coding hobby led Vanderbilt HOD and economics double major Ben Scheer on a wild immersion, building an app for orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.

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Student pushing boundaries to impact the Earth, and people in it

Jan. 30, 2019—What is more daring—camping in a remote part of Antarctica for a month doing field research, or directing and performing in a musical revue about the environment? For Earth and Environmental Sciences major Andrew Grant, pushing boundaries to positively impact the Earth, and the people who call it home, are equally thrilling.

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Find Your Impact: Passions for healthy cooking and happy living boost student’s growing social media brand

Dec. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt senior Sloane Chmara is combining a passion for healthy cooking and happy living into a growing online lifestyle brand.

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Vanderbilt Class of 2019 most selective, academically accomplished and diverse in school history

Dec. 17, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2019 is finishing up its first semester on campus this week, and it does so as the most selective, academically qualified, and ethnically and geographically diverse entering class in school history.

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Class of 2019: By the numbers

Oct. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt's first-year students are an impressive group. Get to know the Class of 2019 by the numbers.

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Look, Ma—I’m In

Jul. 31, 2015—Incoming Vanderbilt students still get the thrill of ripping open a thick packet telling them they’ve been admitted. Only now, in the era of all things digital, the vast majority of applicants first learn about the decision through their own personalized Vanderbilt Admissions website.

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