Access & Diversity
In the spirit of Vanderbilt admissions, we consider each individual within the context of a high volume, highly selective admissions process. Every applicant is treated with dignity and respect, and we train our readers to find reasons to admit each candidate rather than reasons to deny.
We believe that a Vanderbilt education should be accessible to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic background. As the university continues to implement ongoing initiatives to promote social justice and equity, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reaffirms this commitment. Our office recognizes that by recruiting and building a class of diverse students of all backgrounds, and from all over the world, Vanderbilt continues to grow as a community in which every student brings their individual perspectives and imaginations to work, innovate, and create together.
We also understand that families in many areas of