On April 12 at 9:40am we will have Dartmouth, New York University, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Washington University at St Louis visiting Band. This week we will post fun facts about each of the visiting colleges – one per day and in alphabetical order.
Today we will focus on Vanderbilt. Did you know that?
- 6,871 undergraduate students
- Percentage of undergraduates receiving some sort of financial aid: 66%
- Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
- International students 10.52%
- More than 500 clubs and organizations
- Alumni who are Nobel Laureates include Al Gore and Muhammad Yunus
- Rankings include: U.S. News & World Report (2017) 15th National Universities and 10th Best Undergraduate Teaching. Princeton Review (2017): 1st College City Students Love, 2nd Happiest Students, 7th Best Financial Aid, Best Quality of Life
- Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt is home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties and was designated an arboretum in 1988. The oldest building on the original campus was constructed around 1859. The Peabody College section of campus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark since 1966. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, located about nine miles from campus, also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Vanderbilt University Research (FY 2016): Total research expenditures funding: $234.5 million. Sponsored research and project awards: $214.0 million