Vanderbilt University

96

World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
55.2
Teaching ?
46
International outlook ?
28.3
Industry income ?
59.4
Research ?
38.2
Citations ?
87.7

Shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt provided an initial $1 million endowment in 1873 for this university, even though he had never been to the South. Under Methodist control for its first 40 years, it became independent after a 1914 court ruling allowed non-Methodists to teach there. Today, more than 3,350 faculty teach around 12,500 students.