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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Vanderbilt University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Vanderbilt University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Vanderbilt University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Vanderbilt University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Vanderbilt University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Vanderbilt University.

A factual list, featuring graduates like Jay Cutler and Molly Sims.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Vanderbilt University?” and “Which celebrities are Vanderbilt University alumni?”

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Molly Sims is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Molly Sims Model, Supermodel, Actor

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James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
James Patterson Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Dinah Shore Actor, Singer, Presenter

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John Amaechi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John Amaechi Basketball player, Athlete

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John D. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John D. Arnold Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Robert Penn Warren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Robert Penn Warren Poet, Literary critic, Novelist

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Amy Ray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Amy Ray Record producer, Singer-songwriter

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James Dickey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
James Dickey Poet, Novelist, Lecturer

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John J. Tigert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John J. Tigert Professor, Coach

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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Jay Cutler Athlete, American football player

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Richard Quest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Richard Quest Journalist, TV Journalist, Presenter

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Amy Grant Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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Allen Tate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Allen Tate Poet, Novelist, Author

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Delbert Mann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Delbert Mann Television director, Television producer, Film Director

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Jack Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Jack Thompson Lawyer

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Brendan Synnott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Brendan Synnott Entrepreneur

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John Barrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John Barrett Journalist, Diplomat

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John Lowden Knight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni

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David Boaz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
David Boaz

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Fred Thompson Public speaker, Politician, Journalist

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Bernie Machen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Bernie Machen Professor

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Randall Jarrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Randall Jarrell Poet, Novelist, Author

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David Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
David Brinkley Journalist, Screenwriter

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Norman Shumway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Norman Shumway Surgeon

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Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Steve Cohen Politician, Lawyer

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Lamar Alexander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Lamar Alexander Politician, Lawyer

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Muhammad Yunus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Muhammad Yunus Entrepreneur, Professor, Economist

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John Crowe Ransom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John Crowe Ransom Poet, Essayist, Writer

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Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Willie Geist Commentator, Presenter

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Greg Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Greg Miller Poet, Educator

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June Carter Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
June Carter Cash Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter

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John Neely Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John Neely Kennedy Politician

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Richard M. Weaver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Richard M. Weaver Philosopher

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D. M. Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
D. M. Smith Mathematician

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James Eastland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni

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Hiram Wesley Evans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni

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Jim Bacchus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Jim Bacchus Lawyer

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Mack Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Mack Brown American Football coach, Coach, American football player

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John E. Fryer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
John E. Fryer

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Mickey Kantor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Mickey Kantor Politician, Lawyer

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James Clark McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni

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Lee Cruce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Lee Cruce Politician, Banker, Lawyer

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Artyom Shneyerov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Artyom Shneyerov Economist

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Glenn McGee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Glenn McGee Author, Philosopher

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Joseph W. Byrns, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni

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William R. Lucas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
William R. Lucas Sailor

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David Farr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
David Farr Businessperson

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Ellen Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Ellen Gilchrist Poet, Novelist, Writer

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Hunter Hillenmeyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Hunter Hillenmeyer American football player

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Floyd M. Riddick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Alumni
Floyd M. Riddick Political scientist