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 2020 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Vanderbilt University ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 28,700 students applied to Vanderbilt University of which 2,526 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 8.8%. Overall applications decreased by 7.4% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 31,000 to 28,700.
For the Class of 2020, 800 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,400, yielding an early acceptance rate of 23.5%. Early applications decreased by 6.9% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 3,652 to 3,400.