A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Vassar College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website

Vassar College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Range
1320-1490
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Vassar College

Cost

Net Price
$19,661/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,558/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,282/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,480/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,427/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,674/ year

Academics

Professors
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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,380Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    35%
  • Friendly chill smart good-looking hipster.
    30%
  • Artsy drama people
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Dramatic
    5%
  • Easily offended kids who live to be dramatic
    5%
  • Rich snobs
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Academic and chill
    25%
  • "Alternative"
    20%
  • Student dedication
    20%
  • Artsy
    15%
  • Easily offended, seeking a safe space
    15%
  • Trash
    5%

After Vassar College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Vassar College Reviews

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I have had an amazing experience during my first year at Vassar. The tuition is very high, but the school offers one of the best financial aid packages in the country. The classes are very interactive, and the professors are not only helpful, but also challenge students to think beyond their limits. The students are also very involved in on campus activities, and there are a wide variety of clubs that students can participate in. The only downside to the school would have to be the food, as the "deece", the all-student dining center, is infamous for having bad food.
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Started college here in the fall. At first, I was apprehensive as a POC at a private PWI, but the campus is gorgeous, and the student body is the most diverse, accepting group of people that I have ever met. Everyone here is so incredibly different and so incredibly passionate, and it makes for a unique group of students The professors are amazing, easily accessible, and extremely accommodating. The dorms can be hit or miss on the sizing (some rooms are monstrous and others are rather small), but each house has its own character and usually everyone comes to love their house. The benches beside Sunset Lake are particularly peaceful for reading, studying, or painting. It's a large campus for our smaller student body, so it's fairly easy to find your own space when you want to.
The only reason I stayed at Vassar all four years was the academics. My professors were, for the most part, absolutely phenomenal and I learned more than I could have ever imagined. As a scholarship student and an athlete who would have otherwise never had access to an institution like this without the campus' committee to need-blind aid, I never fit in. Its a challenging bubble for everyone because of its unique social situation ( lots of scholarship, low income students, many of whom are POCs or LGBTQ Or both, thrown into a world created to meet the needs of and benefit the white elite). I appreciate the perspective I gained and the invaluable education, but I was also miserable at Vassar, as I think most of us were at least part of the time.