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 2021 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Vanderbilt University ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 31,488 students applied to Vanderbilt University of which 3,242 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 10.3%. Overall applications increased by 9.7% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 28,700 to 31,488.