Vassar College is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Vassar College Rankings
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High School GPA
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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.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government43 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production31 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies29 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology28 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
After Vassar College
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
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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.
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.