Vanderbilt University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1873
Address: 2305 West End Avenue
Introduction

Vanderbilt University is located on a beautiful 330-acre campus located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. With ten schools and colleges, four of which enroll undergraduates, Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of excellent academic rigor, a vibrant campus life, and an urban location attracts exceptionally talented students from around the world, consistently earning the university a top-20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt’s 6,900 undergraduate students and 5,900 graduate students from 92 countries are immersed in multidisciplinary research and teaching that are at the heart of the Vanderbilt community. More than 50 percent of undergraduates participate in academic research, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, Vanderbilt affords easy access to faculty across academic disciplines. Students apply for admission to one of four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, or the Blair School of Music. In all four schools, honors programs and opportunities for research, independent study, and internships are available. Thirty-four percent of undergraduate students pursue double majors within or across the four undergraduate schools, and 56 percent add an optional minor. The College of Arts and Science offers a wide spectrum of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and has majors and minors in approximately 60 departments and interdisciplinary areas. Students in A&S achieve both breadth and depth in their education by satisfying a set of liberal arts and science courses through AXLE (Achieving eXcellence in Liberal Education), and by completing at least one major.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
52
2017
50
2018
55
2019
62
2020
65
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Education
3
Library & Information Science
4
Law
14
Biological Sciences
20
Political Sciences
20
Medical Technology
23
Psychology
36
Human Biological Sciences
51-75
Key Statistics
11985
Total Enrollment
1734(14.5%)
International Students
6813
Undergraduate Enrollment
809(11.9%)
International Students
5172
Graduate Enrollment
925(17.9%)
International Students