Vassar College

124 Raymond Ave, , NY 12604
Tel: (845) 437-7000
Private, non-profit | 2,477 students
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus. Coeducational since 1969, Vassar College set the standard for higher education for women for more than 100 years and now sets the standard for true coeducation.

School Overview:

Vassar College
CountyDutchess County, NY
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
327 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,477 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,437 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
40 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
9%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
11%3%
% Black
6%6%
% White
60%84%
% Two or more races
6%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$48,840$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$48,840$24,744
 
Percent Admitted23%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)660-750450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)650-730460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)660-750440-570
ACT English (25-75%)31-3519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)28-3218-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-106-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)30-3320-25

School Notes:

  • The Vassar campus is maintained as an arboretum, with more than 200 varieties of trees on 1,000 acres. The campus hub, Main Building, connects to the College Center, with a snack bar, cafe, art gallery, bookstore, post office, and computer store. The central campus includes classroom buildings, residence halls, the library, three science buildings, two observatories, the computer center, the renowned Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the studio art facility, the music building, and three theaters.
  • Athletic facilities include a fitness center, swimming pool, outdoor track, baseball diamond, multiple fields (including articial turf for field hockey), as well as comprehensive training facilities.
  • Over 40% of Vassar students choose to study abroad either on Vassar-sponsorsed programs or preapproved programs offered by other colleges. Students may also apply for approved programs at various U.S. institutions, including the historically Black colleges and members of the Twelve College Exchange.
  • The majority of Vassar students pursue off campus field work/internships.  Within five years of graduation, approximately 75% of Vassar graduates pursue advanced study.  Graduates are accepted regularly at top-ranking schools of law, medicine, business, and education. Vassar is a leader in producing Ph.D. candidates.
  • Campus Life includes over 100 student-run organizations and clubs, including WVKR-FM radio; debate; a volunteer network; dance, theater, and comedy troupes; classical, jazz, gospel, a cappella, and rock groups; nearly a dozen student publications; and a broad spectrum of ethnic, religious, and political groups. About 1,250 campus-wide events annually, including guest lecturers, visiting artists, performers, workshops, athletic events, and concerts.
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