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Classical & Ancient Studies at Vassar College

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Classical & Ancient Studies at Vassar College

Every classical and ancient studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the classics program at Vassar College stacks up to those at other schools.

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and approximately 2,435 students attend the school each year. Of the 682 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 2021, 5 of them were classical and ancient studies majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Classical & Ancient Studies section at the bottom of this page.

Vassar Classical & Ancient Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Classics

Vassar Classical & Ancient Studies Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks classics programs across the country. The following shows how Vassar performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The classics major at Vassar is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Classical & Ancient Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Classical & Ancient Studies Schools 7
Most Focused Classical & Ancient Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 7
Best Classical & Ancient Studies Schools 14
Best Value Classical & Ancient Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 16
Most Popular Classical & Ancient Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 17

Classics Student Demographics at Vassar

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the classics majors at Vassar College.

Vassar Classical & Ancient Studies Bachelor’s Program

80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 classics students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Vassar, about 20% were men and 80% were women.


About 60% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in classics at Vassar are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's in classics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Vassar also has a doctoral program available in classics. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Classics Grads May Go Into

A degree in classics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Vassar College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Historians 400 $32,640


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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