范德比尔特由10所学校和学院组成，涵盖了从人文科学到音乐再到工程学的各个学科。其研究生课程包括排名第一的皮博迪教育与人类发展学院（Peabody College of Education and Human Development），该学院还提供本科课程，以及排名最高的欧文管理研究生院、工程学院、法学院、医学院和护理学院。范德比尔特也以其本科布莱尔音乐学院而闻名，范德比尔特大学医学中心被列为全国最好的医疗中心之一。时代集团前董事长兼首席执行官安·摩尔、前NFL四分卫杰伊·卡特勒和小说家詹姆斯·帕特森均获得范德比尔特的学位。
Vanderbilt University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,885, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 333 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Vanderbilt University’s ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14. Its tuition and fees are $49,816 (2018-19).
Vanderbilt University offers a wide range of student activities. Located in Nashville, or Music City, there are plenty of off-campus options for dining, shopping, music and entertainment. On campus, Greek organizations play a big role in social life, with approximately 40 percent of students affiliated with Greek life. All undergraduate students at Vanderbilt are required to live on campus, and freshmen live together in The Commons, which has many LEED Gold and Silver certified buildings. The Commodores, named for Vanderbilt founder “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, have teams in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. More than 40 percent of students take advantage of Vanderbilt’s study abroad programs, which are offered in more than 40 countries.
Vanderbilt is comprised of 10 schools and colleges covering disciplines from the humanities to music to engineering. Among its graduate programs are the top-ranked Peabody College of Education and Human Development, which also offers undergraduate programs, and the highly ranked Owen Graduate School of Management, School of Engineering, Law School, School of Medicineand School of Nursing. Vanderbilt is also well known for its undergraduate Blair School of Music, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked one of the best in the nation. Former chairman and CEO of Time Inc. Ann Moore, former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and novelist James Patterson all received degrees from Vanderbilt.