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Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

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Student Population
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Location Poughkeepsie, New York
Online vassar.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Vassar College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,961 prospective students applied, and 2,127 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 691 enrolled in the school.  2,442 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,910 plus fees of $860. Vassar is ranked 42 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Vassar is rated within the top 10% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1370/1520
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.8
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Vassar College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$860
Room and Board $14,220
Budget for Other Expenses$1,350
Total One Year Cost$75,240

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$58,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Vassar College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Visual and Performing Arts 14%
English and Literature 10%
Biology 9%
Foreign Languages 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197133 IPEDS survey data for Vassar College.

Current students may use the Vassar College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.