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Vanderbilt University (also known informally as Vandy) is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1873, it was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South. Vanderbilt hoped that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2020 Best Colleges in America
#18 of 6828
2020 Best Colleges in Tennessee
#1 of 171
Best Education Colleges & Universities in America
#1 of 1773
Out of 23 majors categories at Vanderbilt University, the 5 most popular are listed below.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Vanderbilt University within four or six years.