History, Affiliations, and Rankings
Vanderbilt University is a private university in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The university is recognized by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is linked with the non-profit Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Vanderbilt was governed by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South throughout the first 40 years of its existence. Vanderbilt University is frequently rated as one of the best institutions in the country. Several of its programs are also among the top ten courses available in the country. Vanderbilt University is ranked 218th in the QS World University Rankings 2022, and 14th in the US News & World Report 2021 rankings for top institutions, 9th for 'Best Value Schools,' and 12th for 'Best Undergraduate Teaching.'
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Vanderbilt University is located in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee, on a 340.7 acre park-like campus. The combination of Vanderbilt's top-notch academics, active campus community, and urban setting draws highly gifted students from all over the world. Vanderbilt's 6,900 undergraduate and 5,900 graduate students represent a wide range of backgrounds, coming from 92 different countries and 50 different states. The Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, and School of Engineering are the four undergraduate colleges at Vanderbilt. The campus contains 179 buildings, including 10 schools, that provide a diverse range of courses, including 70 undergraduate major programs, graduate programs, and professional courses in engineering, arts and sciences, music, education and human development, business, medicine, and other subjects. On the university campus, state-of-the-art laboratories, sporting facilities, and health and wellness centers are just a few of the resources that aid in students' entire growth. Vanderbilt University's arboretum, which has approximately 300 tree and shrub kinds, was designated as an arboretum in 1988.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Vanderbilt University not only provides traditional degree programs, but also makes substantial contributions to worldwide research, innovation, and discoveries. It also stimulates and inspires pupils to attend a university with some of the top teachers and sharpest brains in the world. Vanderbilt University has a worldwide alumni network of 147,396 persons. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning social entrepreneur, Robert Penn Warren, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the King's Men, American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, and Ann S. Moore, the former CEO of Time Inc. are among Vanderbilt University's notable graduates. Aside from these, Vanderbilt has a number of additional CEOs, physician attorneys, ambassadors, leaders, attorneys, and athletes.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Vanderbilt University has around 12,000 students, with about 8.8% of them being international students. There is gender distribution of 49% male students and 51% female students. Vanderbilt University has a team of professionals devoted to assisting students in gaining clarity about their future plans. At any stage during their program, students can contact industry professionals for career help and recommendations. More than 99 percent of students who used the institution's services were happy, according to the university. Every year, Vanderbilt University hosts events where students and employers may meet and network. Students may connect with professionals working in their preferred firms and sectors, which can aid them in getting jobs and internships.