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Vanderbilt University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at Vanderbilt

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB
Civil EngineeringA
Computer ScienceA
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcC
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentA-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
Geography and GeosciencesA+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C-
Mechanical EngineeringA
Music - PerformanceC+
Political ScienceA-
PreMed and MedicalB

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Social Life

... Basically, if you didn't drink with the others, you had social problems ...Read full comment
... I tried to be social here my first year but it wasn't my style so I fly out of this place every other weekend ...Read full comment
... Drinking is a huge part of social life ...Read full comment
... In addition to my fantastic social experience (plenty of non-Greek parties, white-water rafting with the Asian students association [and i'm not ...Read full comment
... I made friends last year and they are great, but it is a tough, competitive social scene and there are just a lot of people there who are not ve...Read full comment
... I am headed up North to a more intellectual social atmosphere and more challenging curriculum ...Read full comment
... awesome school, great social life, great academics, I strongly recommend this school ...Read full comment
... Greek life dominates the social scene ...Read full comment
... Social life: Of course anyone can find SOME friends at college,whether they go to Hampshire or Hillsdale, there will be someone that they can rela...Read full comment
... Frat parties are the main form of social interaction at Vanderbilt ...Read full comment
... While it does have a large presence it is most definitely not necessary for a rich social life ...Read full comment
... This university provides the greatest mix of academics and social opportunities of any universities I have seen or heard of ...Read full comment
... Since the social scene seems to be getting all of the attention, I'll have a go at it too ...Read full comment
... I do a lot of work and studying, but I balance it out with a great social life ...Read full comment
... Greek Life is huge but not the only thing to do on campus; it dominates social life freshman and sophomore year but less afterward ...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt is a great place for someone wanting to major in the social sciences ...Read full comment
... It will help/hurt your social life ...Read full comment
... The social scene is extremely competitive, and since many of the students here come from very wealthy backgrounds, there is always competition t...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt has arguably the best social scene out of any Top 20 school ...Read full comment
... The university has a great wealth of resources, and while there is definitely a great social scene, the quality of education available to those ...Read full comment
... Social Life/Greek Life ...Read full comment
... The social life here is so dependent upon the Greek system that joining feels like our only real option ...Read full comment
... If you are at the top of your game academically and socially, check it out ...Read full comment
... I thought this was the campus where I could explore and grow into an intelligent, developed individual, but I've found that individual is more th...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt is a very unique school in the fact that is extremely challenging, but has a great social scene that draws in students who balance soci...Read full comment
... Yes, it can be tough if you don't join greek life, but I also know plenty of kids who didn't join and have very active social lives and are frien...Read full comment
... As with anything, what you put into your education/social life=what you get out ...Read full comment
... The classes and teachers are disappointing, the social life is non-existent if you aren't very into drinking, and the student body is so homogeno...Read full comment
... The only requirement for succeeding here socially is that you try ...Read full comment
... I love the academically challenging classes and the social atmosphere ...Read full comment
... However, you can still enjoy yourself and have a social life without being Greek ...Read full comment
... As for the environment and social life, Nashville is a very safe and clean town ...Read full comment
... I made friends last year and they are great, but it is a tough, competitive social scene and there are just a lot of people there who are not ve...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt has the best combination for social and academic purposes ...Read full comment
... I am from the North and I felt totally out of place socially ...Read full comment
... If I could do anything different, I would have gotten more positively engaged socially, instead of just finding excuses to drink beer and eat pi...Read full comment
... One must take a few courses in each category (math and science, humanities, perspectives, social sciences, etc ...Read full comment
... Although on the surface it appears that the Greek system dominates the social life, you realize after freshman year that this is not the case ...Read full comment
... For example, there is a social justice theme for every non-STEM class I have taken ...Read full comment
... The courses are demanding yet leave students able achieve a preferred combination of grade point average and social activity ...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt has arguably the best social scene out of any Top 20 school ...Read full comment
... About the social life - if you don't have a car of your own (ie parents bought you one for HS grad present) you can forget Nashville ...Read full comment
... Admissions may downplay it, but campus social life does revolve around fraternities and sororities ...Read full comment
... Greeks are a big part of the social life here as 40% of the campus is Greek, but its an open Greek scene (meaning all parties are open to all of ...Read full comment
... Nashville is amazing, social life is as good if not better than any other SEC school, girls are smoking hot, oh yea and you can get a respectable...Read full comment
... I am from the North and I felt totally out of place socially ...Read full comment
... In North or South, it offers one of the best balances between academics and social freedom ...Read full comment
... I struggled socially the first year and felt that the social scene was neither what i expected nor enjoyed ...Read full comment
... This carries over in to the social realm as well ...Read full comment
... I reccommend not spending large on undergraduate education as in the ivy league (unless you really want to be surrounded by rich socialites--th...Read full comment
... It is the only school in the country where there is both intense social and academic pressure, but that comes when students are pretty, smart an...Read full comment
... I found Vanderbilt both academically and socially challenging ...Read full comment
... It has a great social scene and the best looking coed's in the SEC bar none ...Read full comment
... It's a heck of a lot of fun, academically and socially ...Read full comment
... on a side note, the diversity is alright but the majority of african americans keep to themselves and have a totally secluded social circle ...Read full comment
... It has a great social scene and the best looking coed's in the SEC bar none ...Read full comment
... Vanderbilt is the perfect balance of academics and social life ...Read full comment
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