“There is not a day here where I do not feel pushed to become a better student, a more sophisticated thinker, a more complete person.”
~ Jensen Hart ’11
As a university where expression is an integral part of intellect, passions ignite pursuits in the classroom that often continue onto boardrooms. “Why” is replaced by “why not,“ as Vanderbilt students discover the world of possibilities that is theirs for the asking.
Our student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1 gives each student access to faculty members of prominence in every area of academic study. But rather than reside in ivory towers, our professors reach out to all students. It’s not unheard of for first-year students and faculty to hold impromptu roundtable discussions at The Commons, or for a professor to offer advice or encouragement far beyond office hours or even graduation.
"Apply. You won’t re gret it, I promise. Your four years here will help shape you into a better person and prepare you for the world to come after college."
–Maggie Pearson, ’11 College of Arts and Science
The search for greater understanding creates a dialogue that continues to transform dreams into reality.
"Vanderbilt is unique in its insistence on excellence in both research and teaching. Students not only work with incredible scholars but also have classroom experiences that are dynamic, engaging, and challenging." –Clair Sisco King, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Science