6 Facts About Vanderbilt University

1. In 2016, Vanderbilt University was ranked the third most intense college in the nation by Business Insider.

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2. In 2013, Vanderbilt University participated in the SEC Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, which was organized and led by the University of Georgia and its Bioenergy Systems Research Institute.

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3. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked 9th in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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4. In 2015, Vanderbilt University was ranked fifth overall and fourth among private universities in enrollment of National Merit Scholars, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's annual report.

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5. In 2015, Vanderbilt University opened a new innovation center, the Wond'ry, as part of its Academic Strategic Plan.

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6. In 1979, Vanderbilt University acquired Peabody College, then called the "George Peabody College for Teachers", residing on 53 acres adjacent to the university.

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