Now its administration building, Kirkland Hall was Vanderbilt’s first building, serving in the late 1800s as an astronomical observatory and faculty housing.
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.
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.
Points of Pride
Vanderbilt ranks No. 14 among national universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project is the only survey of democratic public opinion and behavior that covers the Americas.
Vanderbilt is home to the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news.
Vanderbilt alumni founded Break Away, the national nonprofit that serves as an umbrella organization for alternative spring break efforts at universities across the nation.
Vanderbilt students and faculty developed a nutritional supplement that is being mass-produced in Guatemala and distributed throughout Central America to meet the nutritional needs of malnourished children.