Vanderbilt University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Vanderbilt University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Vanderbilt University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Vanderbilt University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 31,000 students applied to Vanderbilt University of which 3,500 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 11.3%. Overall applications increased by 4.7% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 29,604 to 31,000.
For the Class of 2019, 822 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,652, yielding an early acceptance rate of 22.5%.