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Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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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 Sonya K. Smith
Dean of Admission & Student Financial Services
Email: admissions@vassar.edu
Phone: 845-437-7300
Fax: 845-437-7063

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,663
Applied
2,126
Accepted
2,435
Enrolled
25%
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Female Admissions

5,941
Females Applied
1,361
Females Accepted
23%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,722
Males Applied
765
Males Accepted
28%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 680 750
SAT Math 680 770
ACT Composite 32 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

61,940
Private
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Fees

930
Full-time student fees
15,710
Room & board

Financial Aid

56,364
Avg. Financial Aid Package
55,995
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
54,840
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,261
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
50,800
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

2,435
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.24%
Black or African American 3.97%
White or Caucasian 56.55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 11.52%
Two or more races 8.8%
Other 0.37%

Gender

Male (37.62%)
Female (62.38%)

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 82%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
VICE Spring Concert, Founder's Day and All Campus Halloween Party

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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
Student patrols Checkmark
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 2 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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