- Class: Freshman
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Seven Hills Upper School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Vanderbilt is the big school/small school environment. Vanderbilt has roughly 6000 undergrads but I feel as if it is much smaller. It took me much less than a semester to get settled in and everywhere I go I run into countless people that I know. Despite its small size especially within its conference, Vanderbilt has one of the top athletic programs in the country and attending the games have been some of my most memorable experiences thus far.
Academics at Vanderbilt have been incredibly challenging thus far. I typically have had one large lecture class each semester and small seminars for the rest. Teachers really make an effort to learn everyones name and are always accessible for help outside of class. While the classes are all very difficult, teachers are incredibly understanding about how well-rounded the students are and all classes are manageable. The same students that you see pulling all-nighters in the library during the week will be the same ones you see partying all night during the weekend.
I find Vanderbilt to be very self-segregated. Although the student body is diverse and from all over the world, I find that it can be very cliquey. Students are not from one particular area in the country although there is a very heavy Southern influence. I have friends from New York, Hawaii, Florida, California, etc. Overall I feel as if most students are fairly well off but most do not flaunt exactly how wealthy their families actually are outside of fashion.
The Best Things
The Worst Things
The spastic Nashville weather--when it's beautiful, its amazing but when it rains it is miserable.