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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville , Tennessee 37240

Disability Resource Office

Student Access Services
110 21st Ave
STE 975
Nashville, Tennessee 37240
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About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a prestigious private university known for its strong academic programs and commitment to excellence in research, education, and service. Established in 1873, it is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the United States.

Academically, Vanderbilt University offers a wide range of programs across its undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, including the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, Blair School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the highly regarded Owen Graduate School of Management. With over 70 majors and minors available to undergraduate students, as well as numerous interdisciplinary programs, Vanderbilt provides a comprehensive educational experience that fosters intellectual growth and curiosity.

The university is well-regarded for its strong emphasis on research and innovation. Vanderbilt consistently ranks among the top institutions in the country for research expenditures. This commitment to research is evident not only in the sciences but also across various other disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and creative arts. Vanderbilt students have numerous opportunities to engage in groundbreaking research projects and work side-by-side with world-renowned faculty members.

Apart from its academic excellence, Vanderbilt University is known for its vibrant and inclusive campus community. With a diverse student body coming from all 50 states and over 90 countries, the university values and celebrates the rich cultural and intellectual diversity of its community. The campus provides a supportive environment for students to pursue their passions and engage in various extracurricular activities, including over 500 student organizations and clubs.

Located in the heart of Nashville, Vanderbilt University benefits from its proximity to one of the country’s most dynamic and culturally rich cities. Nashville, often referred to as the “Music City,” is renowned for its thriving music scene, with a wide array of live music venues, festivals, and opportunities for musicians of all genres. The city is also home to a vibrant culinary scene, with an abundance of renowned restaurants and food festivals that cater to diverse tastes.

Beyond music and food, Nashville offers a wealth of cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities. The city is home to multiple museums, including the Frist Art Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Sports enthusiasts can catch professional teams such as the Nashville Predators hockey team or the Tennessee Titans football team, both of which have dedicated fan bases. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the nearby parks and natural spaces, such as Centennial Park or the popular Radnor Lake State Park.

In conclusion, Vanderbilt University is a highly respected private institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. Known for its academic excellence, research opportunities, and inclusive campus community, Vanderbilt offers students a comprehensive education in a vibrant city with rich cultural offerings.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)
    • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters

    Services Provided

    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
    • Priority Enrollment
    • Reduced courseload
    • Medical leave

      Campus Accessibility

      Accessible Level

      • Student Health Services
      • Mental Health Support Services
      • The library(ies)
      • Institution Online Platforms
      • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
      • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
      • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
      • Entertainment and Event Facilities
      • On-Campus Transit
      • Close Off-Campus Transit
      • Student Housing
      • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

        Services Provided

        • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
        • Service and Emotional Support Animals
        • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
        • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations