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  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
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Vassar is a highly rated private college located in Poughkeepsie Town, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,405 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Vassar acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, Vassar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
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
27%
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
$21,933/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,585/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,743/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,188/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,635/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,810/ year
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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
2,405Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
16%
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
$51,400/ 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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This is an amazing school where many competitive students, advocating leaders, and the future of our generations exist as a cohesive community. Even though it is a very small campus, the dynamics of the school allows you to experience everyday differently. Throughout the years in school, you will be able to meet people who are slowly changing your view of the world and also pushing for change in the school, community, nation, and the world. This is one of the best decisions I have made to come to Vassar
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If you are a minority student from a low income background it is easy to feel lonely on this campus; too easy to feel that Vassar does not have your needs at heart or are willing to prioritize you. Spending everyday constantly surrounded by people who do not look like you or share even 1/5 of your experiences is what is hard. Trying to feel grateful for the scholarship that is not enough, for the stress and pressure put on every student at college, is difficult. Be prepared to trade soundness of mind for a degree.
I had an amazing experience, and met people from all over the world. My professors were great and the campus is beautiful!