Vanderbilt University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,871, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 333 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Former chairman and CEO of Time Inc. Ann Moore, former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and novelist James Patterson all received degrees from Vanderbilt.
The student-faculty ratio at Vanderbilt University is 8:1, and the school has 66.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Vanderbilt University include: Economics, General; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Social Sciences, General; Mathematics, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.