mentality of the school is work hard, play hard. Greek
Life is huge but not the only thing to do
on campus; it dominates social life freshman and sophomore year
but less afterward. there are so many niche groups and
the Commons experience for freshman has lessened the divide between
greeks and independents.
The academics are top-notch and Vandy
continues to be underrated in the rankings. Professors here are
brilliant and approachable and genuinely care about students. A plurality
come as premeds and the weedout process is very tough.
Students care more about each other's success then being cutthroat.
Nashville is such a great town. Some of the old
Vandy stereotype remains but don't let it discourage you. Students
tend to be wealthy but accomodating, the school has southern
flairs but a lot of regional diversity and is continuing
to make strides to present a more diverse experience.
couldn't be happier with my decision, turning down Duke, Georgetown,
UNC and the like for Vandy was a fantastic decision.