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Vanderbilt University

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt had a vision of a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country” when he gave a million dollars to create a university in 1873. Today, that vision has been realized in Vanderbilt, an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tennessee, with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting edge research, liberal arts and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex problems affecting our health, culture and society.

Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the best and brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Vanderbilt alumni can be found in Congress, on the judicial bench, heading corporations, conducting innovative medical research, writing for and appearing on the stage and screen, and playing in the NFL and NBA.

An independent, privately supported university, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer based in the state.
Vanderbilt provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes choices for health, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability insurance plans. We value our employees and encourage a culture of wellness through our comprehensive health and wellness program and through our preventive care benefit. Click Here to learn more information on the great benefits we offer.
Our Mission, Goals, and Values
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the
  • quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
  • dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
  • creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly
  • intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
  • equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
Our Mission

To be a truly preferred place to work nationally, being THE model of excellence in customer service, response time, accuracy of information and pride of affiliation with our institution.
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2525 West End Ave Suite 218
Nashville TN 37203
Hours M-F 7:30 - 5:30
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.