Vassar is a highly rated private college located in Poughkeepsie Town, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,334 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Vassar acceptance rate is 24%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, Vassar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
Vassar College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.54 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Vassar College Reviews
Vassar has been the right choice for me. The small class and laboratory sizes make for a very intimate learning environment. Vassar is a very diverse environment in every sense except for politically. Vassar is a very open place, however, it is so liberally leaning politically that sometimes people have a hard time expressing their opinions if they aren't the same as the majority of Vassar. However, Vassar has a variety of different people there so everyone can find their niche there. Vassar is in no way a party school, as the night life is very much a "what you make of it" situation. Vassar has no Greek Life, which makes for a highly inclusive campus.
A comfy environment for a rigorous academic experience. The professors are (mostly) caring and passionate about teaching and provide an high level of support which is backed up by a very helpful peer tutoring system. There are great job opportunities, though they can be difficult to get without work study in your aid package. The extracurricular activities are plentiful so you're guaranteed to find people with common interests if you look.
Amazing institution that positions itself as a school of multi-disciplinary education, boasts a thoughtful and inclusive student body and is driven by crucial conversations our society faces. However, more importantly, this school provides opportunities that open our minds to see the aspects on which we could improve as college students, and urges us to envision and be prepared for our respective careers after graduation.