Vanderbilt University

About Vanderbilt University

Established in 1873 after receiving a donation of $1 million from ‘Commodore’ Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University is located in the center of Nashville, Tennessee. Being a worldwide famed research university, it provides a combined atmosphere of education and research. Moreover, the university is officially certified with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university comprises 10 schools that reside on a park-like campus of Nashville. The campus of the university is spread over a land of 334 acres. It consists of 178 buildings including the administrative and department buildings. Vanderbilt University offers an immersive learning environment by providing undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the engineering, liberal arts and sciences, education, music, and human development. The university is recognized for its graduate schools of law, business, education, nursing, medicine, and divinity.

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Area – 340.7 Acres

Buildings – 179 buildings

Percentage of undergraduates who live on campus (2020–21): 50%


Total research expenditures funding: $249 million

Sponsored research and project awards: $279 million


Endowment – USD 10 billion

Market value: USD 6.3 billion


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