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Vanderbilt 2023 RD Discussion Thread

aapollo13aapollo13 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hi all,
I noticed there wasn't a Vandy 2023 RD discussion thread, so here we are! Solidarity! Here's to getting through these next 3 months together.
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Replies to: Vanderbilt 2023 RD Discussion Thread

  • asr712asr712 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Hi There,
    I am a Vandy RD 2023 applicant from Ohio. Did you apply for any of the scholarships? I love Vandy and feeling very stressed thinking about it. The wait is killing me..
  • homerdoghomerdog Registered User Posts: 4,167 Senior Member
    S19 applied for the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship but it’s such a long shot. I thought it was worth a try since it just requires one essay. We haven’t visited and the rest of the schools on his list are LACs but it seems that Vandy’s freshman experience is pretty hands on in terms of guidance etc. I’ve also read over and over about how happy the kids are there. At our high school, kids with his stats seem to either be accepted or waitlisted so we will see what happens!
  • chocolatehuskychocolatehusky Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    I applied for CV...doubt I'm gonna get it! I'd be elated just to get in to Vandy!
  • asr712asr712 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member



    @homerdog, I visited Vandy and loved it. I loved the student population and the overall vide of the school. I did apply for CV and Chancellors. Long shot for me as well. I hear Vandy is stats heavy, but who knows. Will keep you posted if I hear anything.
  • RobbybRobbyb Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Hi. Was accepted at Harvard EA but still have application into Vandy because of the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship. Does anyone know who was accepted prior years and what benefits there are besides free tuition (which i realize is huge)?
  • AggieMom68AggieMom68 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    Daughter applied late to Vandy and missed applying for scholarships. Are merit scholarships offered only if you applied before Dec. 1st?
  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 Registered User Posts: 234 Junior Member
    @aggiemom68 My understanding is Dec 1st was the deadline for merit aid. I don't know of any exceptions. Remember, if you're going RD, a lot of the $$$ for merit will already be committed to the ED pools, which account for 50% of the class.
  • homerdoghomerdog Registered User Posts: 4,167 Senior Member
    @SlimJim005 I'm not sure that's true. Vanderbilt gives very little merit money and they do it to lure kids to enroll at Vandy instead of somewhere else. Usually, merit funds are given mostly to RD candidates. Why would they bother giving merit to kids who have already committed?
  • Faline2Faline2 Registered User Posts: 4,240 Senior Member
    ED students are also reviewed for the signature merit scholarships.
  • Zen2015Zen2015 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Recipients get a one-time stipend of $5000 for summer study in addition to full tuition.
  • ghrisgrisghrisgris Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hi guys! If Vandy emailed me a few days ago giving me an extended deadline to submit a scholarship essay (b/c they said my application was identified as a potential fit for the scholarship), does that mean I'm likely to be accepted?
  • vickyvic1vickyvic1 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    edited January 28
    @ghrisgris I would think that you have a really good chance
    Out of curiosity, what are you stats
  • sdmareadersdmareader Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does Vanderbilt require midterm grades? It was not on the checklist.
  • ghrisgrisghrisgris Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I hope so! Crossing my fingers. Sorry, I'm not sure what else to include but:

    STATS:
    4.0 uw, 4.37 w
    9 AP classes
    35 ACT, 1540 SAT
  • catmomof3catmomof3 Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    Is being contacted for an interview a good sign?
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