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A prestigious university in Nashville, Tennessee, that boasts the greatest party scene of any Top 20 school. The girls here are hot; the guys here are lucky; the frats and sororities have their own little worlds that you can choose to be a part of or not. The Greek system is prominent at Vanderbilt, but only about 40% of the students are actually Greek, so you can have a great social life without being Greek. The professors are amazing; the campus is beautiful; Nashville's a fun town. Vanderbilt is the perfect university because of its relatively small size (6,000 undergrads, 5,000 grad students) and wide selection of majors. This is the greatest place on Earth and can only be described with one word: Heaven.
by Keeg-Money May 08, 2007
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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Vanderbilt is the school where people who could get into the lower Ivies go when they realize they’re not ugly.

Not on Harvard’s level, but is better than schools like Brown.
Van student #1: “Damn, Princeton passed Vanderbilt. We’re only 18th for 2019’s rankings.”

Van student #2: “Yeah, but is one spot worth having exponentially uglier classmates?”

Van Student #3: “yeah, kind of amazing for a school with an 11% acceptance rate”
by 35 ACT, 9/10 Looks January 14, 2019
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Ivy-level academics + big-time SEC sports + fun city + amazing social life = collegiate heaven
If you want to get a valuable degree, but have the time of your life while doing so, Vanderbilt is the place for you.
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by gobosox October 27, 2017
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One of the few colleges where you can find Ivy-quality academics (tied with Brown and Cornell on US News), major sports, a popular Greek scene, and a student body equally dedicated to their work and social life. You'll leave after four years with memories of awesome parties and a high-paying job.
Vanderbilt is great if you want to set yourself up well for the future and have a fun college experience
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by gobosox May 06, 2018
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1. The only college in U.S. News’s top 20 to get either an A+, A, or A- in College Prowlers girls rankings

2. One of the only universities to get an A+ for girls from College Prowler
Person 1: Dude, I'm going to Vanderbilt!
Person 2: Yeah, that's like a top 20 school, right?
Person 1: Yep - and unlike the other schools in the top 20, the girls actually look like girls!
Person 2: No way!
by Anonymous1027 May 09, 2008
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"The girls here are smart, and some of the most unbelievably beautiful and fashionable around. The guys reap the benefits. The fraternity and sorority scene rules and it is not uncommon for girls to drop out of school when they don't get into their top-choice sorority freshman year. Money oozes out of the student body (for the 2nd most expensive school in the country, what did you expect?), we take shots before going out, but they are always Grey Goose and we use Peach Stoli to make screwdrivers. Pre-partying at some of the most posh and expensive bars around town is commonplace...getting obliterated at Boundary or P.F. Chang's ($8-&15 drinks) before going downtown on a Thursday is routine. Football games(although our team is perpetually awful) are formal affairs: guys wear ties and jackets, girls wear cocktail dresses and there is a tailgate at almost every frat house. Everyone is obliterated and games are a 'see and be seen' affair. Frat parties are unbelievable, they go entirely overboard on their themes: filling their entire house with sand and adding waterfalls off their porches for 'Tiki Parties.' hiring Vanilla Ice to come play for a Saturday night party, and having formals at New Orleans, Destin, The work-hard, party-hard attitude is prevalent and there is substantial pressure to predominate at both." All of this, plus a top-20 school, can you say "work hard, play hard."
If you want to attend a top-notch school, but also enjoy an amazing social life, then Vanderbilt is the only place for you.
by vandy May 06, 2006
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