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
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    D+
  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
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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
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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

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
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 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%
  • 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.27 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Academic and chill
    29%
  • "Alternative"
    19%
  • Student dedication
    19%
  • Artsy
    14%
  • Easily offended, seeking a safe space
    14%
  • Trash
    5%

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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I loved being a student at Vassar! The professors are incredible - always there to help you outside of class if you need it. The campus is beautiful, as well.
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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.
An incredible liberal arts experience - though it's really what you make of it. Some classes are much easier than others. Vassar takes its need-blind policy very seriously and is the most generous with aid out of its peer institutions. The student body is made up of some of the most kind-hearted and accepting people you'll find anywhere. No one cares what you wear, where you come from, etc - you can truly find yourself & be yourself here.