ABOUT VANDERBILT AND NASHVILLE
A private research university, Vanderbilt was founded in 1873 and named for Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment. Vanderbilt enrolls 12,000+ students from all fifty U.S. states and over ninety foreign countries in its four undergraduate and six graduate and professional schools. In its 2013 ranking of universities, U.S. News and World Report ranked Vanderbilt 17th among national universities in the United States. Vanderbilt is located in the beautiful and historic city of Nashville, which offers a full range of cultural amenities, two major professional sports franchises (the Nashville Predators and the Tennessee Titans), an abundance of parks and outdoor recreation, a temperate climate and a reasonably low cost of living.