Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$58,770

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
33%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
1%
400-499
0
30-36
87%
24-29
11%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,127
Declined 6,834
Total Received 8,961
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Private

2,441

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,441
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,000-acre campus in Poughkeepsie (population: 30,614), 75 miles north of New York City. Served by bus and train; air serves Newburgh (30 miles).

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Stewart International

Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie
12604

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Association
  • WVKR radio station
  • VICE (programming social events)
  • Vassar Greens
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Top Events

  • VICE Spring Concert
  • Founder' Day
  • All Campus Halloween Party

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
33%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
1%
400-499
0
30-36
87%
24-29
11%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,127
Declined 6,834
Total Received 8,961

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Science, Technology and Society
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

2,441

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,441
students

Female
59%
1,442

Male
41%
999

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,425
students

Female
60%
1,432

Male
40%
993

1%

16
students

Female
63%
10

Male
37%
6

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 96%
Student 4 year graduation rate 86%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

10

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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