Vassar College Overview
Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Poughkeepsie makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Vassar College Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Vassar since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
- The 2% student loan default rate at Vassar is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Vassar.
- In 2017-2018, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Vassar makes roughly $54,600 a year. This is 34% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Vassar student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Vassar College Rankings
Vassar is ranked #129 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 160 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #14.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Vassar has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Vassar.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Vassar has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Vassar College?
Contact details for Vassar are given below.
|Address:||124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604|
How Do I Get Into Vassar?
You can apply to Vassar online at: www.vassar.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Vassar
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Vassar?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 28%, and the acceptance rate for women is 23%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to Vassar submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 750. Math scores were between 680 and 770.
Can I Afford Vassar College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Vassar, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $4,818 a year. That adds up to $19,272 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Vassar is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Vassar College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,409 full-time undergraduates at Vassar, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Vassar College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||99|
|Hispanic or Latino||188|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Vassar College. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 46 countries are represented at Vassar. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Vassar College
Vassar College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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