Vanderbilt University Reviews

  • 107 Reviews
  • Nashville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $49,816
89% of 107 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 107 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Economics
"Vanderbilt is a great university and has a great campus. You will great great friendships with a very diverse pool of students and acquire one of the best educations in the country."
Leanne Lytle
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Education
"By far, one of the greatest perks of being at Peabody is the access to National Education researchers and trendsetters. The level of work one does while at Peabody is expected to be high. The program is rigorous, and you cannot help but learn more than you even know you're learning at the time."
Shelby Stepper
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2016
  • Degree: Law
"In the recent years, many JD graduates, saturated in debt, have questioned the value of an expensive law school education. At Vanderbilt, I have been support by numerous financial planning advisors and career counselors provided by the law school to assist in minimizing debt and finding legal employment post graduation. I feel empowered by the education I am receiving and excited about a future in the legal profession. Although expensive, I am making this graduate degree count!"
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"I loved it! Great classes in all respects: professors, subjects, quality of material, size. Great social life with tons of clubs and student groups. Competing in the SEC was a lot of fun. The campus is BEAUTIFUL. Most of the dorms are alright, especially the new ones. Food is great."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
"Wonderful experience at a quality school. I definitely recommend Vanderbilt University. My adviser was very involved in my program and it was well-rounded."
Nicole Audette
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"The Political Science department is amazing. It is a community of scholars that collaborate and support one another. The faculty are open-minded and encouraging. The students are friendly and work well together. The department really gives you all the tools to succeed in your career."
Frances Knight
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Nashville is a great city to live in, and attending a small, private university that also contains a medical school provides some great opportunities in the area of biomedical engineering. Collaboration between labs and fields of study is a strong point. The BME program is small enough to feel like a family. Program requirements have changed a lot in recent years and sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what is expected of you. Overall, I would recommend the program and I'm glad I chose it."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Philosophy
"Vanderbilt has great teachers on a great campus."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"The campus was beautiful, the social life was a lot of fun, although definitely very southern, the city is amazing and the classes and professors were great."
Anne-Elise Hawkins
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2015
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Vanderbilt is a highly competitive, highly challenging school, and Peabody College provides pertinent curriculum and hands-on interaction that balances out the whole experience. With a small cohort and a lot of one-on-one interactions with faculty and staff, I feel valued and heard, as well as an integral part of the Peabody community. It is a fast-paced environment, so it is imperative to stay focused and on-task in order to stay on track. Sometimes the program demands can be overwhelming, but the support from fellow classmates and staff reduce the stress and worry. The program is going through some changes and addressing issues brought up by current and former students, so I know that once you advocate for something, your voice will be heard in this community. Although I feel my Vanderbilt education will give me the experience and knowledge I need to succeed in the workforce, the cost of attending is definitely a con."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I loved college! Made great friends, learned a lot in the classroom and out."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: English
"Great experience. I was able to create my own specialized interdisciplinary major across the English and History departments to suit my interests. Classes were generally small and featured a lot of dialogue (as opposed to lecturing). Professors were very accessible."
05 Graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Awesome experience. Great teachers, great research opportunities, great classmates. Prepared me very well for the future."
Dustin Politica
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The graduate chemistry program offers a lot of flexibility and variety in both coursework and research. This allows most students to study what they are most interested in. Vanderbilt offers world class research facilities and the instrument "cores" structure allows access a large variety of instrumentation and expertise. This really benefits students regardless of their research focus. The one caution I would provide is that in this program you get out of it what you put into it. There is not as much pressure from the department as at some other schools so you become more responsible for driving your own education. This can be great but it can also allow some individuals to take the easiest courses and put minimal effort into research."
Kathleen Mautner
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2015
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Peabody is a top-ranked graduate school of education, yet is affordable, accessible, and friendly. Professors are genuinely invested in students' experiences and outcomes."
Lauren Rocco
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2015
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"Vanderbilt is an amazing school with so many academic opportunities. The faculty is outstanding and the school offers great financial aid. The city of Nashville has so much to offer."
Alyssa Sidebottom
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"After almost completing my first year at Peabody, I'm extremely glad I chose to go to school here. It is an excellent teacher education program."
Katherine Krog
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2015
  • Degree: Education
"Vanderbilt is very expensive, both for tuition and for Nashville living expenses, but it is worth the expense. The classes and the professors are amazing, and attending Vanderbilt opens up so many doors professionally."
Enrique Jackson
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I had a stimulating experience being in the materials science program being the first african american male finishing this program. Being the first PhD in my family as well as being the first african american male to finish the program it is well rewarding. Great education."
Jennifer Jones
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2014
  • Degree: Other Engineering
"The interdisciplinary materials science program has many useful tools, informative classes, and helpful staff. However, the communication and organization between administration, faculty and students needs a lot of work. There is often confusion about requirements and it is usually left to the students to figure it out using a very short and undetailed handbook."