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Can I get into Vanderbilt University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,674 out of 31,464 applicants or 12% were admitted making Vanderbilt University a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Vanderbilt University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||43%||44%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Vanderbilt University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Vanderbilt University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Vanderbilt University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1480 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1425. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1535 out of 1600. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>22%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||12%-22%|
|32 to 33||Avg -||9%-12%|
|31 to 32||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 31||Low||<6%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1590 and Above||Good||>19%|
|1535 to 1590||Avg +||12%-19%|
|1480 to 1535||Avg -||7%-12%|
|1425 to 1480||Reach||5%-7%|
|Less than 1425||Low||<5%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Vanderbilt University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Vanderbilt University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Vanderbilt University is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Vanderbilt University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221999 IPEDS survey data for Vanderbilt University.