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.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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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Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.54 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Vassar College Reviews
Coming to Vassar was the best decision I ever made. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I was welcomed and supported. The professors are AMAZING and are very approachable and easy to talk to, and will do everything they can to help you be successful. The students are very intelligent and hard-working, but never competitive. Students are serious about their academics, but at the same know when to take breaks and make room for having fun.
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
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.