编辑：乐闻携尔 来源： 乐闻携尔 发布时间：2016-07-21
1.Academics: As a student at the Blair School of Music, I am given a conservatory style education combined with a top twenty research university. Being a completely undergraduate institution, all performance opportunities, masterclasses, ensembles, and one-on-one contact with professors are not taken by grad students. It is also, incredibly easy to double major and minor outside of Blair. It is just as common for a Blair grad to go to Med, Law, or Business School as it is to go study Performance. All of this is in a student body of approximately 200 students. Blair is more then just a school. It is a family.
2.Academics: I have experience in both the humanities and sciences. Humanities are great: small classes, engaging discussion, and knowledgeable yet humane and understanding professors who are there for you and willing to work with you. They want you to succeed and get as high a grade as possible. Sciences, however, are hit or miss. Introductory weed-out class professors are ruthless and leave you to fend for yourselves against the hard material and even harder exams. This isn't bad per se, but you can definitely feel these classes packing heat and stress. I'm sure there are wonderful professors in the STEM departments, but I have yet to find one. The ones I've had experience with are very hard, unreasonable, apathetic, bad at teaching, or any combination of the four. It's not uncommon to study for more than 30 hours per week on a subject and still end up with a C or B- on an exam. At least my humanities professors were able to empathize with me and give me leniency. Perhaps that's why many science majors look down upon Peabody and humanities students who claim to have a hard time: it's the leniency and leeway they have compared to science majors. But all this difficulty prepares you to buckle down and have better study habits for next time. Vandy whips you into shape, and you have to slap a donkey in order to get it moving.
3.Academics: Vanderbilt is a very academically oriented school. The classes are hard, and the people around you are incredibly intelligent. It is different and hard for most people coming to a place where they are not top of the class but average, but in the end, that is what makes Vanderbilt such an incredible place to learn. The incredible variety of people and their backgrounds coupled with intelligence in every student, gives Vanderbilt a very intelligent and academic feel.
4.Academics: The academics are the main draw for the school, and for good reason. Vanderbilt's professors are incredible, and they are really willing to work with you. The registration process is easy, and as fair as it can be. The workload is tough, but that is to be expected.
5.Majors: The audition experience at Vanderbilt is incredible. The level of hospitality and genuine interest was something I just didn't find at other schools (even the big ones like Indiana and Northwestern). Expect interaction with professors, observing classes, students wanting to talk with you, dinner at the University Club, and a student concert.
6.Majors: Blair is a unique place where you can receive a conservatory without having sacrifice top-twenty academics. Most students double major or minor, and students are given a lot of performance opportunities. As a voice major, I benefit from a revolutionary instruction in art song and lyric theatre not found in most music schools.
7.Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I am excited to be a physician's intern as the years progress so that I can gain the necessary experience to prepare myself for medical school and my future career. I don't believe finding an internship would be particularly difficult as long as keep faith and work my hardest in school. I have not had any professional training positions as of yet.
8.Diversity: Vanderbilt is not diverse in the conventional sense. Yes there are people from all over the world of all different races and Vanderbilt, but it is the diversity of ideas and values that amazed me. It makes for extremely interesting conversation.
9.Diversity: Diversity here is much greater than given credit for. People of all races, beliefs, religions etc. The geographical diversity is also amazing; people are from all over the map.
10.Athletics: Football is a very big deal, although the football team isn't that great. They still play other great teams in the conference and tailgating is a lot of fun. Basketball games are great as well and the Baseball team is awesome.
11.Athletics: The athletic program is good considering the size of the school. I think they are working hard to improve Vanderbilt athletics overall. Club sports are great!
12.Guys & Girls: For a private school, lots of the guys are damn attractive. Not only do they have great physiques; they dress well, too. Girls, I heard, were even better and fall into either the southern beauty or california girl category.
13.Guys & Girls: Every girl here is beautiful. Seriously every single one to the point where I think they stalked Facebook to decide who to let in and who to deny (I'm joking....maybe). Every girl here is extremely hard working and smart and wants to succeed, and also party on the side. Most people here dress up really nicely, lots of sundresses and no one wears sweats to class. Freshmen usually wear some form of high brand pants skirts sweaters boots sandals to class whereas upper class men girls wear their sorority clothes pretty much everywhere.
14.Administration: Admin has its problems, (There was an issue with salting completely frozen over sidewalks this winter) but overall they listen to students and encourage activism on many issues， especially in sexual assault, race, religion, and safe sex. When it comes to drugs and alcohol, it's pretty easy to be discreet.
15. Administration: In my experience Vanderbilt is not all that strict. They aren't going to search your room randomly and as long as you aren't on the freshman side of campus they aren't going to care if you have alcohol in your room. As long as you aren't destroying property or greatly offending another group on campus with your actions the administration isn't going to get involved.
16.Campus Food: Vandy dining is excellent when it comes to variety of food, location, and their ability to make some really incredible meals. However, quite often your own schedules make it hard to take advantage of these options. I have most of my classes in the Blair School of Music, and I often have to choose between Susie's and Quiznos. It definitely gets old.
校园饮食：当说到食物的多样性，餐厅的位置，以及他们高超厨艺水平烧出的一些真的很可口的饭菜来说，范德堡大学的餐厅是非常不错的。但是，很多时候由于你自己的日程规划的缘故，使得你不能充分的享受这些美食。我的大部分课程都在布莱尔音乐学院，所以我不得不经常在Susie's 和 Quiznos这两个餐厅之中就餐。都吃腻了。
17.Campus Food: Overall, very good. I haven't been disappointed with my options and there's plenty of food to go around. I just wish there weren't any specific times to use your meal plan. You can only use your meal plan once between 4:30-midnight as the "dinner" swipe, for example. If you want to use another swipe, you have to wait until after midnight or else use flex meals or meal money. I just wish there were more options besides Commons during Fall and Spring breaks.
18.Campus Housing: Because the majority of students live on campus, it's a great community experience, and with the exception of the worst dorms, they are pretty nice. There are lots of options for suites or houses for upperclassmen, and the Commons (freshman) housing is one of the best options.
19.Campus Housing: The housing at Vanderbilt isn't cheap and it isn't huge, but the atmosphere of the dorms is great. I met my best friends on my floor, and have a great relationship with people in my house. You won't get you own bathroom, and you won't get tons of space, but the housing is great because of the people.
20.Health & Safety: Buildings are only accessible with staff or student ID badge after hours and video cameras are present in the lobbies and halls and most classrooms. Anytime a crime happens on campus a notice is sent out with pictures of suspects from security cameras and suspects are apprehended quickly through sittings by students or staff.
21.Health & Safety: I have never felt in danger ON CAMPUS, because I walk to and from work at student dining frequently at night. I'm not worried about walking alone, and there are many emergency call buttons. I don't get out much, and am not faced with the possibility of sexual assault very often, but it has happened a few times on campus. Vanderbilt is actually under review by the government for the handlings of sexual assault cases, but I am not sure what the implications are of this review.
22. Transportation: The Vandy Vans run 5pm to 5am. Freshmen have a 10 minute walk to main campus classes, but the Vandy Vans are convenient for clubs meetings or attending greek events.
23.Transportation: Vandy Vans run from 5pm to 5am so students don't need to walk around campus after dark if they don't feel secure. Also, all students get free access to the Nashville Bus System (MTA). However, the MTA isn't as big as transportation systems in bigger cities, so the buses may or may not be a practical solution for all transportation needs (takes a long time to get from one place to another.)
24.Local Area: Nashville is a great city. There is always a lot going on downtown but I will say some things will be off limits if you are not 21. I came from a smaller southern city so Nashville seems exciting and big but if you are coming from New York or San Francisco, Nashville will seem like a suburb to you. Public Transportation isn't great so bring a car is highly recommended if you are looking to really explore the city.