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.
Crystal is a rising sophomore studying Medicine, Health and Society. One quirky fact about Crystal..."Volunteering at hospice inspired me to study healthcare/policy reform."
Connor is a junior 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:
Crystal - Vanderbilt was voted as having the "happiest students" by Princeton Review in 2017!"
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.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor:
Crystal - Jeni's Ice Cream, brambleberry crisp or Ben & Jerry's , Milk & Cookies.
Connor - Jeni's Ice Cream, Milkiest Chocolate.
Courtney - Jeni's ice cream, brambleberry crisp.
Burger Joint and Fries:
Crystal - Hopdoddy Burger Bar, parmesan truffle fries are a must!
Connor - Double Dogs in Hillsborough Villiage.
Courtney - The Pharmacy if you want a classic burger, Burger Up if you want something trendy/healthier.
Where to go for Yoga, Exercise Classes, or the Gym:
Crystal - The Vanderbilt Recreation Center, Orangetheory, or the TITLE Boxing Club.
Connor - Vanderbilt Recreation Center.
Courtney - Hot Yoga Plus (near Elliston Place).
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Crystal - Commons Center and Rand Dining Hall.
Courtney - Wilson Lawn, baseball glove lounge.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Crystal - Gulf Shores in Alabama.
Courtney - A lake house in the smokey mountains or in Alabama.
Tell us More!:
Crystal - The Gulch has lots of little stores, restuarants, and cafés that are super cute. Little Octopus is a really yummy, aesthetically pleasing place to brunch and Cookout is perfect for late night munchies!
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.