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Vassar College

School Profile

  • Vassar CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,452
First-year Undergraduate Students: 659
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,394
Graduate Students: 1

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $41,930
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $41,930

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Tests/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 640
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 270


Member: NCAA
Team name: Brewers


  • Ranked #14 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #4 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #7 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

Box 10, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0077
(845) 437-7300
(800) 827-7270
Fax: (845) 437-7063
Contact: David Borus
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 24%
Early decision acceptance rate 41%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 22%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,822
Female applicants 5,414
Male applicants 2,408
Applicants accepted 1,847
Female applicants accepted 1,055
Male applicants accepted 792
Freshman enrollment 666
Female freshman enrollment 382
Male freshman enrollment 284
Early decision applicants 639
Early decision applicants accepted 265
Early decision applicants enrolled 265
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 40%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,421
Students accepting place on wait list 568
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 60%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 74%
SAT Critical Reading average score 702
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-740
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 679
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 640-720
SAT Writing average score 691
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 660-750
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-11

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 29-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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