Vassar College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is a predominantly suburban area. Nearly two thousand students enroll at Vassar College annually.
Students may choose from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
- Visual And Performing Arts
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Most common scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 30 to 33 on the ACT, or 1980 to 2220 for the SAT exam. Admission to this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of applicants being admitted. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $49,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students, which costs about $6,200 each year. Students enrolled at Vassar College may qualify for aid which is typically grants and loans.
The mascot for Vassar College is the "Brewers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Fencing (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study offered, and much more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.vassar.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Vassar College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Vassar College has a total student population of about 2,400, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $51,000-$61,000 per year
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,700 to $2,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$42,125|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$5,191|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Vassar College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
With a high graduation rate of around 94%, Vassar College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||90%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2014)
Vassar College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Field Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Vassar College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- SUNY College at New Paltz in New Paltz, NY (11 miles away)
- United States Military Academy in West Point, NY (21 miles away)
- Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT (31 miles away)
- Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ (44 miles away)
- SUNY at Purchase College in Purchase, NY (46 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Vassar College for official up-to-date information.