Vassar College

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Vassar College

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

Programs Offered

50 majors or an Independent Program

https://admissions.vassar.edu/academics/departments/majors.html

Undergraduate Admission Rate

26%

Admitted Yearly

1,868 students admitted, 672 new students enrolled

Total Enrollment

2,435

SAT/ACT Average Scores

ACT- 30-33

SAT- 1320-1490 (1600 point scale)

Price of Tuition and Fees

$53,090

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.
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