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Vassar College
  • 4 Year
  • POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C

editorial

Vassar is a highly rated private college located in Poughkeepsie Town, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,424 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Vassar acceptance rate is 24%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 91% of students, Vassar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.

About

124 RAYMOND AVE
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12604
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League

Vassar College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Vassar Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1370-1520
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,811 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$47,917 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,424 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
15
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Friendly chill smart good-looking hipster.
    37%
  • Hipster
    23%
  • Artsy drama people
    10%
  • Easily offended kids who live to be dramatic
    7%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • intelligent
    7%
  • depressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Academic and chill
    30%
  • "Alternative"
    20%
  • Artsy
    17%
  • Easily offended, seeking a safe space
    13%
  • Student dedication
    13%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 23 responses

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