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Vanderbilt Law School

Among the nation's leading law schools, Vanderbilt stands VLS exterior out as a thriving global community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of justice and society through law. An extensive network of more than 9,000 alumni in 50 states, Washington, D.C., two U.S. territories, and 38 foreign nations reflects the school's national and international reach. Our world-class faculty is committed to providing tomorrow's leaders with the experience, skills and analytic tools they need to tackle difficult problems locally, nationally, and globally. With about 175 students in each entering JD class and an accessible and distinguished faculty, Vanderbilt offers a challenging and collegial intellectual environment in which to prepare for careers in law, public service, business, government or other areas where law and legal reasoning promote positive outcomes for individuals and society.

Contact Info


Website: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/
Address: 131 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Admission Phone: (615) 322-6452
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students538
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $53,150 per year (full-time, in-state)
$53,150 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$24,910
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline02/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Accepted

Yes 12/04/17 12/07/17 01/03/18 4 months ago
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

No 04/06/17 01/04/17 01/17/17 one year ago
meredith5845 166 A 3.80

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
krheaume 164 A 3.88

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Becca2016 160 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 weeks ago
aynsleydavis 150 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
ashgra 159 A 3.98

Interested In Applying

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Pm67 155 P 3.42

Interested In Applying

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Brandongranger7 160 P 3.96

Interested In Applying

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legallllybrunette 165 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

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cmahan81 163 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

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azachrich 170 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

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fletchon 153 A 3.82

Interested In Applying

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Lthornto 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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poop1234321 172 A 1.40

Interested In Applying

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Briannemarie23 151 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

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tsoemily 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 11 months ago
Sam181 159 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

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Jennifer.weinberg15 162 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

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sndunn01 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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drewrader 165 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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kspecks 176 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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gek18 165 P 3.66

Interested In Applying

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bradleyzack115 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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Als07742 159 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

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sfens005 160 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

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adyen 150 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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gthoma37 164 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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mjn2051 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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bwsander 165 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

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J.kosik 150 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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dkalter18 161 A 3.07

Interested In Applying

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Alexandra.lynn 150 P 4.46

Interested In Applying

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Tommygrossnicklaus 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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cbelle1996 162 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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nmmorton 168 P 3.78

Interested In Applying

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alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

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Sugarshane 167 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

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Gionelly.m 160 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
bochenpan 153 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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sarahkerrigan 168 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

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ctruc001 165 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

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mfheath 155 P 3.54

Interested In Applying

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ERS92 166 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
jackiesade 160 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

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Lawschool 170 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

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dscott6078 160 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

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scroberts2 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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AllysonFleming 168 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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Jenea24 151 P 3.29

Interested In Applying

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ebbio13 145 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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jheck13 165 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

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c2rtaylor 160 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

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als327 130 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

05/01/17 05/01/18 05/01/18 3 years ago
Joey 165 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

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taybelinske 153 P 3.98

Interested In Applying

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Snichols12 146 A 3.12

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
tfishman854 163 A 3.96

Pending

- - - 3 months ago
krisbrad57 165 A 3.95

Pending

12/24/17 - - 6 months ago
DustinLorenzo 163 A 3.90

Pending

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chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

09/14/16 09/14/16 - 2 years ago
JordinPettit 160 P 3.90

Pending

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mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

Pending

11/17/15 - - 3 years ago
etbennet 164 A 3.92

Pending

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mpr32 156 A 3.57

Rejected

12/16/15 12/16/15 - 2 years ago
beachbird10 160 A 3.60

Waitlisted

- - - one year ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Waitlisted

12/18/16 01/01/17 02/10/17 one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants47344734
Number of Offers13951395
Number of Matriculants162162
75% GPA3.873.87
Median GPA3.753.75
25% GPA3.503.50
75% LSAT167167
Median LSAT166166
25% LSAT162162
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students572
Total Students Receiving Grants521
% of Students Receiving Grants91
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$20,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (55)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (32)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (105)
  • Hispanics (15)
  • Black or African American (13)
  • Asian (19)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (5)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (9)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)


  • Total Women% (51)
  • Total Men% (48)
Vanderbilt Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 186 94.09%
2016 185 92.43%
2015 178 96.63%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (118)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (27)
  • Employed Other (13)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (9)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association