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All in the Numbers

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Vanderbilt’s English department is ranked as the No. 1 small, prestigious Ph.D. program in the nation by the Guide to Graduate Programs (www.graduate-school.phds.org), sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Kaplan/Newsweek, publisher of the How to Get into College guide, selected Vanderbilt University as one of the “New Ivies” for the 2007 edition of the guide.


Vanderbilt professors rank seventh in scholarly production among faculties at research universities in the United States, according to the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index released by Pennsylvania-based Academic Analytics. Using data from 2005, the index individually ranked Vanderbilt’s doctoral program in Portuguese and Spanish as No. 1.

According to Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database, the mathematics department now ranks in the top 1 percent of all universities in terms of total citations in the field of mathematics. Currently, Vanderbilt mathematicians have published 368 highly cited papers, which have been cited by other researchers a total of 1,334 times to date.

Photo by Mason Hensley.

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