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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt says, 'The end product of a successful liberal arts education is a thoughtful citizen who is prepared to take up his or her rights and responsibilities in a democratic society, to analyze and critique received information, to articulate the issues at hand or the personal values at stake, and whose intellectual life is marked by ongoing internal dialogue with the self about the quality and meaning of life for him or her, as well as for the community at large.' [Source]

Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/

D

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6,861
Undergraduate
Enrollment
89%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$49,816
Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
Curriculum last evaluated: 5/23/2019

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.