Points of Pride

  • Vanderbilt ranks 15th among national universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Programs ranked No. 1 nationally include nurse midwifery, audiology, education administration and supervision, and speech–language pathology.
  • Vanderbilt’s sponsored research funding totaled $682 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
  • Vanderbilt meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students, and financial aid packages do not include loans. Since this initiative launched, need-based undergraduate student-loan debt has decreased 83 percent.
  • Vanderbilt enjoys an average freshman retention rate of 97 percent and a five-year graduation rate of 92 percent.
  • Nearly 50 percent of undergraduates participate in research across academic disciplines. About 40 percent of students study abroad in one of 120 programs in 36 countries.