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Vassar College

  • Poughkeepsie, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 2,436
    total students
  • $48,840 | $48,840
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 24%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 700
    sat math
  • 700
    sat reading
  • 701
    sat writing
  • 31
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science, Technology and Society
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

24% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,597
    • Accepted1,832
    • Acceptance Rate24%
    • Enrolled2,436
    • Female Applicants5,221
    • Females Accepted1,026
    • Female Acceptance Rate19%
    • Male Applicants2,376
    • Males Accepted806
    • Male Acceptance Rate33%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 15th May 10th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 700 750 660
    • SAT Math 700 730 650
    • SAT Writing 701 750 660
    • ACT Composite 31 33 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$48,840
    • Out-of-state tuition *$48,840
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$730.00
    • Room and board *$11,570.00
    • Room only *$6,280.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,436
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.04%
    • Black or African American5.75%
    • White or Caucasian61.25%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.04%
    • Asian9.52%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races5.87%
    • Unknown.08%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.44% representing 55 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students73% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 95%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Association, WVKR radio station, VICE (programming social events), Vassar Greens, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty327
    • Full-time Percentage86%
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 2,450 students to 297 faculty

Location & Contact

124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
USA

Dr.David Borus

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 845-437-7300
Fax: 845-437-7063
Email: admissions@vassar.edu



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