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How Well Is Vassar College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Vassar College was awarded 51 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is film, video and photographic arts.

Overall Quality

Vassar landed the #39 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Vassar is also ranked #5 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Vassar College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Vassar?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 24%, Vassar is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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 )

Learn more about Vassar College admissions.

Vassar College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Vassar, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 2,439 undergraduates at Vassar with 2,424 being full-time and 15 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Vassar make around $54,600 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Vassar College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. Poughkeepsie is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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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.

Learn more about online learning at Vassar College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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