Vassar College


A representative from Vassar College visited Community on Nov. 2.

Programs Offered

50 majors or an Independent Program

Undergraduate Admission Rate


Admitted Yearly

1,868 students admitted, 672 new students enrolled

Total Enrollment


SAT/ACT Average Scores

ACT- 30-33

SAT- 1320-1490 (1600 point scale)

Price of Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid

Average need-based financial aid package: $45,109

Meets 100% of demonstrated need

Other information

  • Located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Within an hour of New York City.
  • No core curriculum. The only requirements are a writing course, a quantitative reasoning course, and a foreign language.
  • According to the Fiske Guide, Vassar’s strongest programs are economics, psychology, English, political science, biology, astronomy, and studio art.
  • Used to be an all-women’s school (the first one in the country to grant women degrees!) but became co-ed in 1969.
  • Relatively high student diversity, with Asian Americans and Hispanics each making up 11 percent of the student body and African Americans 6 percent.