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How Well Is Vassar College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Vassar College was awarded 73 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is film, video and photographic arts.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Vassar as #39 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Vassar held the #70 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Vassar is ranked at #5.

See all of the rankings for Vassar College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Vassar?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Vassar since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 24%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Vassar submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 670 and 750. Math scores were between 660 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Vassar College  ( 670 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Vassar College  ( 660 to 750 )
Vassar received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Vassar College  ( 30 to 33 )

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Vassar College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Vassar it is much better at 8 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Vassar College is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Vassar College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Vassar College has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Vassar for first-time, full-time students is 86%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  86 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Vassar College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Vassar

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,353 undergraduates at Vassar with 2,334 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

Vassar Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 96.56 out of 100, Vassar is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.56 out of 100
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How Much Does Vassar College Cost?

The overall average net price of Vassar is $27,808. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Vassar

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,123 $9,204 $13,644 $23,235 $45,770

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Vassar, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Vassar, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $4,855 a year. That adds up to $19,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Vassar is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Vassar Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Vassar make about $54,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Vassar students since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Vassar College make the most money.

Location of Vassar College

Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College is a private not-for-profit institution. Vassar is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Vassar College

Contact details for Vassar are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Phone: 845-437-7000

Vassar College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 56 NA
Economics 55 $50,200
Political Science & Government 49 $34,500
General Biology 48 $32,400
Romance Languages 38 $24,700
Mathematics 36 NA
General English Literature 33 $32,200
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 31 NA
Computer Information Systems 30 $60,400
Drama & Theater Arts 27 $24,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Vassar College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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