Vanderbilt University Rankings Profile

Wyatt Center on the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a leading private university, and its Peabody College of Education has been considered the leading teaching college in the country by many.  The University was founded in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad tycoon, who provided the initial endowment.  In 1978, Vanderbilt merged with Peabody College, which itself was founded in 1785.

The Basics

Location Nashville, Tennessee
Official Website Vanderbilt University
Nickname Commodores, named after the nickname of university founder “Commodore” Vanderbilt.
School Colors Black and Gold
Athletic Conference Southeastern Conference (SEC)

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Platinum
Renown Gold
Diversity Success Gold
Sports Renown Platinum
Tuition Profile Private university with high tuition.
Endowment Platinum
Alumni Engagement Platinum

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Well-Rounded
Professional Schools:
Architecture No
Business Yes
Dental No
Engineering Yes
Law Yes
Medical Yes
Nursing Yes
Veterinary Medicine No
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Agriculture No
Human Sciences / Education Yes
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes



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