Hear from our military students on
their Vanderbilt experience.

The Vanderbilt Advantage for Military STUDENTS

Vanderbilt wants you! Some benefits for current or former military include:

  • Yellow Ribbon ProgramVanderbilt works with the Yellow Ribbon Program in supporting military and former military efforts to get a graduate business degree. support, including a dedicated financial aid officer who is familiar with your benefit opportunities
  • The Bass Military Scholars Program which offers $25,000 annually to approximately 10 selected scholars at Vanderbilt each year.
  • Our “high-touch” admissions process includes waiving the application fee and working around your schedule and needs
  • A community that is military- and family-friendly, find out more here
  • Access to a Leadership Development Program that integrates the services of seasoned executive coaches with tools typically reserved for high-level executive at Fortune 500 companies
  • A strong return on your investment—explore our employment report here

A few of our 2nd-year MBA students share here about their experience at Vanderbilt. Hear from current students about the Vanderbilt application process, life in b-school and the advantages of military experience in the business world.

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What Our Military Students Say

Having transitioned directly from active duty in the Marines, Vanderbilt has been a pillar of support for my family and me, enabling me to identify and pursue my next mission with confidence and resolve.

Jameson Norton,
served as Captain
United States Marine Corps

My experience in going through the admissions process was incredible. If you asked, it was provided. The admissions staff were absolutely amazing in seeing that no questions were left unanswered. Their attentiveness was off the charts in comparison to any other school I considered.

Kimberly Barboza,
served as Lieutenant commander
United States Navy

The Leadership Development Program here is something that’s really unique. I had lots of leadership experience from the military…but here I learned how to build consensus and get buy-in.

John Robella,
served as Captain
United States Army
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