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Fast Facts about the Vanderbilt School of Engineering

 

  • Vanderbilt University Board of Trust voted to create the Engineering Department in 1886.

  • Bachelor of engineering degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

  • Student/faculty ratio: 14-1

  • Full-time Teaching Faculty Total (incl. T/Tk faculty): 116

  • Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty: 92

  • Non-Teaching Research Faculty and Staff: 141

  • Undergraduate student population: 1308 (Spring 2014)

        32% women

        5.0% African American

        6.5% Asian American

        6.7% Hispanic American 

        17% International

  • Interquartile range (middle 50%) of SAT scores: 1470-1600 (Class of 2017), 99th percentile

  • 61% of engineering students receive some form of financial aid

  • Ranked No. 35 in the 2014 annual undergraduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2013)

  • Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2012-2013)

        241 B.E.

        61 B.S.

  • Graduate student/faculty ratio: 5-1

  • Graduate Student population: 466; 402 Ph.D., 44 M.S., 20 M.Eng.

  • Ranked No. 34 in the 2015 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2014)

  • Graduate Degrees awarded (2012-2013)

        46 M.S.

        7 M.E.

        53 Ph.D.

  • Of the graduates who sought employment, over 90 percent had jobs within six months of graduation.

  • After graduation, 20 percent of graduates go to on to graduate school and 15 percent go to professional schools.

 

 

 

Updated: March 7, 2014