Vanderbilt University is a private university founded in 1873. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States for its research, liberal arts education, and commitment to excellence, Vanderbilt has experienced remarkable growth in the quality and diversity of its students, faculty, and administration, propelling it to be an educational leader in the region and the world.
Vanderbilt was ranked number 14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for two years in a row. The university has the top-ranked financial aid program in the nation according to Princeton Review, which also named Vanderbilt to the top five in the “best-run colleges” and “most beautiful campus” categories in 2018. Vanderbilt created its FutureVU framework for the development of its campus over the next 20 to 30 years considering core themes—such as connectivity and community enhancement, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, environmental sustainability, and preservation of the university’s historic, parklike setting—in support of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Along with a short presentation about FutureVU, participants will learn about the residential, educational, and research buildings located on and around campus, including the connections to adjacent Nashville landmarks and neighborhoods.
You will explore Vanderbilt’s connections to the adjacent neighborhoods; to its neighbor to the north, Centennial Park; and to the continuously expanding greenway system.
The tour will conclude at One C1ty, a vibrant mixed-use campus charting the way for sustainable, healthy developments.
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