Established in 1873 after receiving a donation of $1 million from ‘Commodore’ Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University is located in the center of Nashville, Tennessee. Being a worldwide famed research university, it provides a combined atmosphere of education and research. Moreover, the university is officially certified with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The university comprises of 10 schools that reside on a park-like campus of Nashville. The campus of the university is spread over a land of 334 acres. It consists of 178 buildings including the administrative and department buildings. Vanderbilt University offers an immersive learning environment by providing undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the engineering, liberal arts and sciences, education, music, and human development. The university is recognized for its graduate schools of law, business, education, nursing, medicine, and divinity.
Moreover, it is home to more than 12,800 full-time and part-time students from all 50 U.S. states and over 100 other nations. It offers 65 percent of its undergraduate students some sort of financial support to continue study and research. Moreover, the university has a total staff population of more than 4,400 and faculty population of over 4,700. The ratio of undergraduate student-to-faculty is 7:1.
Also, the university’s library manages and provides access to information. It contains a wide range of physical collections, e-books, databases, journals, and archival resources. Apart from this, it maintains more than 500 organizations and clubs. It allows students to choose from a number of sports including baseball, swimming, basketball, soccer, cross country, football, track and field golf and tennis.
Moreover, the university proudly boasts of its prominent alumni base which includes governors, Nobel Prize winners, ambassadors, CEOs as well as professional and known sports players. It has produced over 1,39,000 alumni and some of the Nobel Laureates from the faculty and alumni include Al Gore Jr., Muhammad Yunus, and Stanley Cohen. Also, Lamar Alexander (U.S. Senator), Ann S. Moore (former Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.), Emily White (former COO of Snapchat) and Richard Weaver (famed political philosopher).