Vanderbilt University is a private research university based in Nashville, Tennessee. Approximately 6,900 undergraduates and 5,700 postgraduates attend Vanderbilt and the Princeton Review ranked Vanderbilt #1 in terms of the "happiest students" in 2018.
Famous "Commodore" alumni include James Patterson - author, Bobby Reynolds - tennis player, Bradley Vierling - football center, Bruce Henderson - founder of Boston Consulting Group, Ann S. Moore - former Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., H. Ross Perot, Jr. - Chairman of Perot Systems, Rosanne Cash - singer and songwriter, Al Gore - 45th Vice President of the United States, and David Brinkley - broadcast journalist.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting Vanderbilt University:
Rent a bike and tour Nashville on 2 wheels.
Grab a picnic lunch and explore Centennial Park.
Connor is a Sophmore at Vanderbilt and loving every minute of it. One quirky fact about Connor..."I can't go a day without eating meat!"
Courtney graduated from Vanderbilt and she now lives in New York City. One quirky fact about Courtney..."Indiana Jones inspired me to study anthropology!"
Fun fact about Vanderbilt:
Connor - The music scene is incredible including on campus at Vanderbilt.
Courtney - Nashville is known for its music scene, but healthcare is actually the biggest industry.
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot:
Courtney - Hattie B's Hot Chicken.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Courtney - The Wild Cow.
Mexican Hot Spot and Favorite Entree:
Courtney - Taco Mamacita or Rosepepper Mexican Grill - must get margaritas!
Sushi and your go-to Roll:
Courtney - Virago - get the Hamachi.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Courtney - Wilson Lawn, baseball glove lounge.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Courtney - A lake house in the smokey mountains or in Alabama.
Other Inside Scoops:
Connor - Uber is super cheap. Zipcars are on campus. There is no need to ever rent a car at the airport. 12 South has great shops and restaurants.