Now its administration building, Kirkland Hall was Vanderbilt’s first building, serving in the late 1800s as an astronomical observatory and faculty housing.
Vanderbilt University, ranked No. 15 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2017, is a Tier 1 research university with an academic medical center offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Vanderbilt Stadium, which seats 40,500, is not only home to Commodore football games, but has hosted concerts by Luke Bryan, U2 and the Rolling Stones.
Vanderbilt is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, which is often referred to as “Music City” because of its rich musical history and countless live music venues.
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt is a residential campus for all first-year students, fostering a common experience that encourages class unity and identity.
Points of Pride
Vanderbilt is the 10th most innovative university in the world, according to Thomson Reuters.
Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is ranked No. 2 in the nation by The Princeton Review for Best Professors.
Vanderbilt is ranked No. 15 among all universities, public and private, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Vanderbilt has been home to six Nobel Laureates.
Vanderbilt covers 100 percent of eligible students’ demonstrated financial need without loans through its Opportunity Vanderbilt program.