List of Vanderbilt University people

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This is a list of notable current and former faculty members, alumni, and non-graduating attendees of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Unless otherwise noted, attendees listed graduated with bachelor's degrees. Names with an asterisk (*) graduated from Peabody College prior to its merger with Vanderbilt.

Notable alumni[edit]



Art and humanities[edit]


Business and economics[edit]

Entertainment and fashion[edit]

Government, politics, and activism[edit]

Journalism and media[edit]


Ministry and religion[edit]

Science and medicine[edit]

Notable faculty and staff[edit]

Gallery of Vanderbilt notables[edit]


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  2. ^ "Dennis C. Bottorff". Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
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