Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Vassar College Overview

Student population

Address124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY
School Websitewww.vassar.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Vassar College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Poughkeepsie, New York that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is master's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 8,312 students applied to Vassar College. Of those students, 2,043 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Vassar College was $56,130, in addition to fees of $830. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Vassar College.

Vassar College has a 92% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Vassar College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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Applicants admitted

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The Vassar College acceptance rate is 25%. To put this into perspective, 2,043 of the 8,312 students who applied to Vassar College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Vassar College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Vassar College had an SAT score between the range of 1,370 and 1,510. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Vassar College was between 31 and 33 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Vassar College as part of their application.

Vassar College Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Vassar College, the tuition for in-state residents is $56,130. Combined with fees of $830, room and board costs of $13,550, other expenses of $1,350 and the $900 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $56,960 in tuition.

Students at Vassar College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Vassar College was $6,123 last year, with 22% of students being awarded federal aid.

Vassar College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio8:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Vassar College.

Vassar College has a good gender split, with 59% of undergraduates being female and 41% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 65% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 22% of students come from in-state and 13% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Vassar College is 8:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Vassar College Popular Majors and Programs

SOCIAL SCIENCES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
PSYCHOLOGY
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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