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Official Vanderbilt University Fall 2013 Transfer Thread

beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
edited September 2013 in Transfer Students
Hi everyone! I'm just starting this thread so everyone who is applying to Vandy can all come together. Let the stress begin!
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Replies to: Official Vanderbilt University Fall 2013 Transfer Thread

  • davidthefatdavidthefat Posts: 1,521Registered User Senior Member
    I am not sure if I will apply to Vanderbilt. I am considering it right now. What are your reasons for applying there?
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    Vandy seems like the perfect mix of high quality academics and a vibrant social scene. Basically the opposite of my current college. What's your reason?
  • anontransfer93anontransfer93 Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    Hey guys! So excited to see a new thread started for this year, as I have been reading multiple threads from years past about transferring to Vandy.
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    I've been pouring over those for the last few weeks. Figured I'd take the initiative to start one.
  • davidthefatdavidthefat Posts: 1,521Registered User Senior Member
    I've decided not to apply to this school. I just don't think it will fit my personality.
  • davidthefatdavidthefat Posts: 1,521Registered User Senior Member
    Yes it is. Vanderbilt accepts about 1/5th of the applicants. U Penn only accepts about 1/10th of their applicants.
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    I think Vandy's transfer acceptance rate is ~30%.
  • davidthefatdavidthefat Posts: 1,521Registered User Senior Member
    beachlover: that was among the students that reported to the thread on CC. The common data set provides the full picture.

    chestbrAH: I'm done with that website. I've spent too much time during my middle school/high school years on that website. I can say that it was a big blow to my work ethics.
  • mashiedpotatomashiedpotato Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    I'll be applying. I'm not sure if I want to apply to Peabody or not, though. I plan on majoring in Chemistry. :D
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    Are you positive their transfer rate isn't somewhere near 30%?
  • davidthefatdavidthefat Posts: 1,521Registered User Senior Member
    CDS D

    Okay, you were right. I must have gotten the two middle numbers mixed up. It is about %31
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    Whew! I almost thought about not applying for a moment! I'm glad it's higher. Still, 30% isn't that high.
  • anontransfer93anontransfer93 Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    I'm very nervous about applying! What are your stats?
  • beachlover15beachlover15 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    College GPA: 3.88 (25 credits now; 41 by Dec.)
    High School GPA: 3.3 Weighted (I was the classic case of wasted potential)
    SAT: 1660 (See above)
    College ECs (Tutoring, Working on campus, volunteering on my father's political campaign)

    How about you?
  • anontransfer93anontransfer93 Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    College GPA: 3.75 with 42 credits at the end of this semester
    High School GPA: 3.15 weighted (I hate bringing this up..and I feel like you and I are in the same boat here.. Didn't try very hard & didn't change this until senior year)
    Test Scores: I actually haven't taken the SAT but my ACT score is a 30
    EC's: Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honors Society, Psi Chi, Student Government Association, College Republicans, nursing program for inner city schools, United Way, Community Service chair for one of these committees
    Volunteering: Lots of random stuff, as well as volunteering with Vanderbilt.
    Current School: very large in-state public university

    I would be applying to A&S!
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