The Vanderbilt Admissions Department sorted through a pool of 28,340 combined Early Decision and Regular Decision applications to fill 1,600 first-year slots. The difference in applicants from last year’s 24,837 to this year’s showed an increase of 14.1 percent.
According to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the applicant pool was not only the largest, but also the most impressive in the university’s history. The Class of 2016’s statistics are as follows:
28,340 — total number of applications submitted this year
24,837 — total number of applications submitted last year
3,062 — number of students admitted regular decision
12.02 percent — Overall admit rate (as of mailing day)
10.8 percent — admissions rate (for regular decision students)
14.1 percent increase in number of applications from last year to this year
Middle 50 percent SAT (CR + M): 1470 – 1590
Middle 50 percent ACT: 33 – 35
Percentage of students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class: 96.35 percent*
Average rank in class (percent from the top): 2.77 percent*
*Data reported only for students enrolled in schools that provide exact rank in class information
Vanderbilt Regular Decision admission letters were mailed Wednesday, March 21, and international students will receive their decision via email today.