Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Southeastern Conference

Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt University

Arkansasvs.Vanderbilt University

Arkansas is a public school while Vanderbilt University is a private school. Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, AR and Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, TN.
  • Vanderbilt University has more expensive tuition of $54,158 than Arkansas ($25,872).
  • Vanderbilt University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.1085436399466% than Arkansas (1%).
  • Vanderbilt University has higher SAT scores of 1,520 than Arkansas (1,185).
  • Arkansas is larger with 27,562 students than Vanderbilt University (13,537 students).

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#123 in National Universities
#2 in Arkansas
Rankings#16 in National Universities
#1 in Tennessee
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Fayetteville, ARLocationNashville, TN
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$9,384 Arkansas residents
$25,872 out-of-state
$8,841 Arkansas residents
$22,121 out-of-state
$6,725Financial Aid$44,675
$40 undergraduate
$60 graduate
Application Fee$50 undergraduate
$95 graduate
0.65963619617776%Acceptance Rate0.1085436399466%
1,185 SAT, 26 ACTTest Scores1,520 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
27,562Total Students13,537
9,232Online Enrollment3,052
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
68%Graduation Rate93%
Transfer-out Rate
85%Retention Rate96%
$52,700Average Earning after Graduation$86,200
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,122)
$7,090 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,443)
$10,620 average annual costs
✔ (15 meals per week)
$3,930 average annual costs
Meal Plan✔ (21 meals per week)
$5,614 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
19 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio8 to 1
1,270 Full-time
176 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,249 Full-time
275 Part-time
4,999 Full-time
243 Part-time
Number of Staffs5,245 Full-time
635 Part-time
$89,642 for Faculties
$55,058 Part-time
Average Salary$133,016 for Faculties
$71,566 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020