Tuition & Fees

$56,960

$56,960

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
72%
600-699
26%
500-599
2%
700-800
63%
600-699
34%
500-599
2%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
38%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
35%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,842
Declined + 5,904
Total Received 7,746
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Private (nonprofit)

2,353

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2956
ACT 2982

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Fun Facts

  • Legend has it that Vassar College's Main Building was built so wide to allow for the then-all-female student body to comfortably pass each other while exercising in their hoop skirts.
  • "Serenading" at Vassar College takes a different tune, with upperclassmen greeting newbies with less-than-charitable songs and behavior, such as (once upon a time) dousing freshmen in ketchup and chocolate syrup! But the school recently limited students to just throwing water along with their singing.
  • Hundreds of students gather on the quad of Vassar College at midnight on the eve of final exams. In unison, everyone lets out their most primal scream to release all their stress and worry. Yowza.

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Location

School Facts

Vassar College is a private, liberal arts college. Founded for women in 1861, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 1,000-acre campus is located on the outskirts of Poughkeepsie, 75 miles north of New York City. It includes a range of architecture from Gothic to modernist.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,353
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Poughkeepsie, NY

1,000-acre campus in Poughkeepsie (population: 30,267), 75 miles north of New York City. Served by bus and train; air serves Newburgh (30 miles).

Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
72%
600-699
26%
500-599
2%
700-800
63%
600-699
34%
500-599
2%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
38%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
35%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,842
Declined + 5,904
Total Received 7,746

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Art D. Rodriguez
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 827-7270
F: 845 437-7063
admissions@vassar.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$53,642

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,130
Room & board $13,550
Additional fees $830
Total $70,510
Average Financial Aid - $53,642
Total with Avg. Aid $16,868
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 845 437-5320
F: 845 437-5325

Financial Aid Officer

Jessica Bernier
Director of Financial Aid
jebernier@vassar.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
rugby
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Archery, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Quidditch, Running, Skiing, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Fencing, Floor Hockey, Kickball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Michelle Walsh (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League
Mascot
Brewers
School colors
rose and grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Cognitive Science Studies
Computer Science
Drama
Earth Science
Earth Science/Society
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Film
French/Francophone Studies
Geography
Geography/Anthropology
German Studies
Greek/Roman Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
Independent Major
International Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Latin American/Latino Studies
Mathematics
Media Studies
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychological Studies
Religion
Russian
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Urban Studies
Victorian Studies
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,353

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,353
students

Female
59%
1,393

Male
41%
960

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,334
students

Female
60%
1,378

Male
40%
956

1%

19
students

Female
79%
15

Male
21%
4

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

14%

Transfer applicants accepted

21%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented China
India
Jamaica
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrew Meade
International Student Adviser
845 437-5381
anmeade@vassar.edu

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