Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $95 for graduate school at Vanderbilt University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$95
Admission Informationwww.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/
Online Applicationwww.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/applyNow.php
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 7.00% and the yield is 47.99%. 20,393 men and 26,759 women applied to Vanderbilt and 1,631 men and 1,873 women students were accepted. Among them, 816 men and 862 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants47,15220,39326,759
Admitted3,3011,6311,873
Enrolled1,584816862
Acceptance Rate 7.00%8.00%7.00%
Yield 47.99%50.03%46.02%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 403 students (25% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 527 students (32%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 760 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 34 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math760800
ACT Composite3435
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Vanderbilt University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Vanderbilt University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Vanderbilt Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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