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Vanderbilt University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Vanderbilt does not prescribe a specific distribution of high school coursework requirements, but most competitive applicants will have completed four full years of coursework in the five core academic areas of English, math, social studies, science (3 lab sciences), and foreign language. It is acceptable for a student to drop one of these areas in the senior year in order to take a second course in an area of greater interest, but the admissions committee will likely question a record that falls significantly short of the above curriculum.

Vanderbilt requires all students to submit an official score report from either the SAT or the ACT directly from the testing agency. There is no preference between the two exams. SAT Subject Tests are optional. If official scores are sent to Vanderbilt, they may be considered during the application review process. The Writing section of the ACT and the Essay section of the New SAT are not required.


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