Vanderbilt University
From the beautiful brick buildings to the tight-knit student body, the culture of Vanderbilt University exudes Southern charm. One would think that “work hard, play hard” was inscribed above every door on campus because it is clearly the attitude of every student. From the intense academic programs to the buzzing Greek life to the hopping music culture of Nashville, it’s clear to see why Vandy is the best of the best.
Nickname:
Commodores
Top Rivals:
University of Tennessee
Style Facts:
It was 1873 when Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt gave a $1 million endowment for the founding of Vanderbilt University. And along with its name, Vanderbilt University owes a few more things to its benefactor. The official school colors of black and gold originated from the Vanderbilt Coat of Arms. And of course Vanderbilt’s athletic teams are called the Commodores in honor of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s nickname.