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Vanderbilt University

Academic Requirements

Admissions Overview

5.6% (15.7% early)

Acceptance Rate


Average GPA

1520 - 1580

Average SAT Score

34 - 36

Average ACT Score

GPA Requirements

Vanderbilt University does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, with an average GPA of 3.83.


Average High School GPA

SAT Requirements

Vanderbilt is test-optional currently for the admissions cycle. Vanderbilt University's SAT scores for admitted students range from 1520 - 1580 for regular decision.

Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1520 to be competitive in the admissions process at Vanderbilt University.

1520 - 1580

Average SAT

ACT Requirements

Vanderbilt is test-optional for the next admissions cycle. Vanderbilt University's ACT scores for admitted students range from 34 to 36 for students admitted through regular decision.

A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.

34 - 36

Average ACT

Other Requirements

Besides academic grades, Vanderbilt has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.


Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.

Recommendation Letters

Vanderbilt University requires two teacher recommendations.

TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Duolingo

Required for international students, except students whose first language or language of instruction is English.

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