Visit Vanderbilt University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to Vanderbilt University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of Vanderbilt University without visiting the school in person. Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, TN , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the Vanderbilt University vibe, campus and community without visiting Vanderbilt University in person – a virtual tour of the Vanderbilt University campus! If definitely want to visit Vanderbilt University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for Vanderbilt University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit Vanderbilt University?

Visiting Vanderbilt University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit Vanderbilt University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of Nashville as well. Remember that Nashville is also catering to 6857 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit Vanderbilt University?

The Vanderbilt University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in Nashville. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • The Capitol Hotel Downtown, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member at Vanderbilt University
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Nashville Saint Thomas West Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • The Westin Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • Hilton Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • Best Western Plus Music Row at Vanderbilt University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt/West End at Vanderbilt University
  • Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • 1501 Linden Manor Bed & Breakfast at Vanderbilt University
  • Germantown Inn at Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville Downtown Hostel at Vanderbilt University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center at Vanderbilt University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Nashville MetroCenter at Vanderbilt University
  • Hyatt House Nashville At Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University
  • Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University
  • Knights Inn Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville-Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • SoBro Guest House at Vanderbilt University
  • Extended Stay America Hotel Nashville - Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University
  • Hotel Indigo Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Bode Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Stay Alfred at The James on Division Street at Vanderbilt University
  • Thompson Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN at Vanderbilt University
  • Holston House Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Best Western Plus Belle Meade Inn & Suites at Vanderbilt University
  • Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Dwtn) at Vanderbilt University
  • Stay Alfred at 505 at Vanderbilt University
  • Comfort Inn West at Vanderbilt University
  • Dormigo on Elliston at Vanderbilt University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Green Hills at Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University at Vanderbilt University
  • The Hayes Street Hotel & Bar at Vanderbilt University
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN at Vanderbilt University
  • Fairlane Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Dormigo on Park at Vanderbilt University
  • Embassy Suites Nashville - at Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • The Hermitage Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • 21c Museum Hotel Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown - Stadium at Vanderbilt University
  • Omni Nashville Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Hutton Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Nashville Downtown/The Gulch at Vanderbilt University
  • Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown at Vanderbilt University
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt/West End at Vanderbilt University
  • Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville at Vanderbilt University
  • Kimpton Aertson Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Vanderbilt-Elliston Place at Vanderbilt University
  • Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University
  • JW Marriott at Vanderbilt University
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel at Vanderbilt University
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Green Hills at Vanderbilt University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt/West End at Vanderbilt University
  • Aloft Nashville West End at Vanderbilt University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University

What do families do in Nashville when they visit Vanderbilt University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around Nashville. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at Vanderbilt University and see for yourself how the student make use of Nashville.

What buildings should I look at when I visit Vanderbilt University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.