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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Address
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Website
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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%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1330-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,763/ 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
$44,517/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

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
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,334Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly chill smart good-looking hipster.
    33%
  • Hipster
    33%
  • Artsy drama people
    10%
  • Easily offended kids who live to be dramatic
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Dramatic
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
46%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Academic and chill
    29%
  • "Alternative"
    19%
  • Easily offended, seeking a safe space
    19%
  • Student dedication
    19%
  • Artsy
    14%

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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Vassar College Reviews

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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.
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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.