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Recommendations by School

Arts and Science

Arts & Science recommends that you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer, which is available free of charge through the Vanderbilt Software Store.


The Blair School of Music does not require the purchase of any special software or computer equipment. The Blair School of Music does recommend having a word processing program such as Microosft Word (discounted through the Vanderbilt Software Store) or Mac Pages (discounted at MacAuthority). Please direct IT questions to the Help Desk.


First-year students entering the School of Engineering are required to purchase a laptop computer. Learn more about the School of Engineering TransIT Laptop Program


Student computing recommendations for Peabody College.

Vanderbilt Software Store

Vanderbilt has negotiated special student discounts on many popular software titles. Microsoft Office is available free of charge from the Software Store.