Vanderbilt University

Location
Nashville, TN
Student Size
13,537
College Type
Private University|Research
Acceptance Rate
12%
Student To Faculty Ratio
8:1

About Our College

Vanderbilt University (informally Vandy or VU) is a private research university 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 in the hopes that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War.[10]

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