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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.
  • The bachelor of science degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing 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: 90
  • 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. 31 in the 2015 annual undergraduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2014)
  • Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2014-2015)
        243 B.E.
          64 B.S.
  • Graduate student/faculty ratio: 5-1
  • Graduate Student population: 466; 402 Ph.D., 44 M.S., 20 M.Eng.
  • Ranked No. 35 in the 2016 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2015)
  • Graduate Degrees awarded (2014-2015)
         59 M.S.
         10 M.E.
         63 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: May 13, 2015


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