SOUTHEAST Nashville, Tennessee, the state's biggest metropolitan area, offers a rich mosaic of cultures, a vibrant arts sector and multiple outdoor activities. Nashville's longstanding and robust music scene has earned itself the famed nickname "Music City USA." Nashville is ranked as "the 4th best college town in America" by Liveability.com; Forbes.com lists Nashville as one of the "Best Places for Businesses and Careers," and Adventure Magazine ranks Nashville as one of the "top 50 Adventure Towns." Because of its many different personalities and striking natural beauty, Nashville is a favorite destination for people from around the world.
Vanderbilt is recognized for prestigious academic programs, a dynamic community of diversity, and a palpable sense of balance. The university's progressive financial aid policies assure that it is often cited among the country's best values in national universities, and students routinely take advantage of varied opportunities in the Nashville community. Vanderbilt graduates open minded scholars who seek to impact our world and the people within it in a variety of meaningful ways.
U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Vanderbilt among the top 20 universities in the country. As an internationally-recognized teaching and research university with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions, and the community, Vanderbilt's undergraduate international population is rising steadily, comprising 6% of the most recently admitted class.
At Vanderbilt, you can pursue undergraduate degrees in science and engineering while also fulfilling your passion for languages, fine arts, music, education, and human development. Vanderbilt's emphasis on undergraduate research coupled with its distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where researchers collaborate to solve complex problems affecting healthcare, business, education and society at large.
Our 8:1 student- faculty ratio gives each student access to faculty members of prominence in every area of academic study. Full-time faculty share their perspectives as instructors and advisors united by one goal; providing you with a challenging, comprehensive education that encourages broad perspectives and critical thinking.
It is not uncommon for undergraduates to co-author research papers with Vanderbilt faculty, and students sometimes help present research findings at professional conferences. From your first year on, you may work beside professors performing cutting-edge original research, deciphering genetic codes, or decoding ancient scripts.
The Vanderbilt community thrives on interaction, not only between professors and students, but also among students who hold different views and interests. Vanderbilt currently ranks among the top 10 recipients of federal research funding. Before you graduate from Vanderbilt, you may ask a question no one has posed before- or answer one.
Vanderbilt draws highly talented students from across the nation and around the world. Students participate in an interdisciplinary environment that prepares them to solve scientific and humanistic problems as architects, authors, professors and entrepreneurs.
Our Global Tradition
At Vanderbilt, you are among a very select group of international students who represent more than 100 countries in our combined undergraduate and graduate student populations. Vanderbilt has long-valued having an international presence on campus, including enrolling students from China, Mexico and Germany in our first class.
Since then, international students have set standards and broken barriers in almost every facet of the University community. Several international students have received honors for highest achievement in their class, including a student from Taiwan who was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in the School of Engineering.
Today, the Vanderbilt International Office (VIO) serves as an important resource for international students by providing one point of contact for information and assistance with visas, human resource questions, and other issues. And though you may be thousands of miles from home, there are over 20 international student organizations to help make Vanderbilt a home away from home.
A City's Pride
Rich in history, Nashville attracts people from all over the world for many different reasons. Music is a big draw, of course. With a population of more than 1.6 million people, Nashville is well known for its music traditions and has earned a solid reputation as one of the world's leading health care hubs and publishing centers, making it a favourite for business relocations.The opportunities for students to embrace their own and different cultures continue to grow as Vanderbilt students learn to approach the future with confidence, diligence, and ingenuity.
Initiated as an add-on trip to the Council of International Schools (CIS) South Asia Tour and coordinated by Scholarships for USA (Pvt) Ltd (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) Vanderbilt University would be visiting Colombo on October 4/5 in the company of few prestigious universities rarely traveled to the Island before. Highlight of the visit would be an opening evening where the best achievers of the nation could discuss with each rep of admissions and financial aid.