2,353
Students
Financial aid thermometer
53,642
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
23
23%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Vassar College is a 4-year institution located in Poughkeepsie, NY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY  12604
United States
Contact Dean Art D. Rodriguez
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Email: admissions@vassar.edu
Phone: 845-437-7300
Fax: 845-437-7063

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Latin American Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,746
Applied
1,842
Accepted
2,353
Enrolled
24%
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Female Admissions

5,526
Females Applied
1,061
Females Accepted
19%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,220
Males Applied
781
Males Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 10th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 710 690 750
SAT Math 710 680 760
ACT Composite 32 31 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

56,130
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Fees

830
Full-time student fees
13,550
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

53,642
Avg. Financial Aid Package
52,284
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
61,052
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,462
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
48,194
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,353
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.22%
Black or African American 4.12%
White or Caucasian 56.27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 12.62%
Two or more races 7.22%
Other 0.3%

Gender

Male (40.8%)
Female (59.2%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 95%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
VICE Spring Concert, Founder' Day and All Campus Halloween Party

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Association, WVKR radio station, VICE (programming social events), Vassar Greens and Ultimate Frisbee

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

336
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 281
Part-time - 55
Male - 178
Female - 158