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Vassar College Data & Information Overview

142 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
20% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Vassar College Ranked?

#178 Best Colleges in Nation
#13 Best Colleges in NY
Art Studies Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 142 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is art studies.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Vassar as #178 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 142 colleges in New York, Vassar is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Vassar?

20% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 20%, 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 31% 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 710 and 760. Math scores were between 710 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Vassar College  ( 710 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Vassar College  ( 710 to 780 )
Vassar received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Vassar College  ( 32 to 34 )

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Vassar College Faculty

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
84% Full Time Teachers

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

95% Freshmen Retention
86% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Vassar College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 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

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Vassar College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,409 Full-Time Undergraduates
32.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,435 undergraduates at Vassar with 2,409 being full-time and 26 being part-time.

How Much Does Vassar College Cost?

$27,499 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
$19,780 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Vassar is $27,499. 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 +
$10,535 $13,193 $17,403 $23,189 $43,674

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 48% of students took out student loans averaging $4,945 a year. That adds up to $19,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Vassar is 0.6%. 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?

$62,332 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Vassar make around $62,332 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Vassar students since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Vassar College make the most money.

Location of Vassar College

New York State
2,409 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Vassar College is a private not-for-profit institution located 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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Contact details for Vassar are given below.

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

Vassar College Majors

41 Majors With Completions
668 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government 47 $38,929
Child Development & Psychology 46 $28,914
General Biology 44 $32,836
Economics 41 $64,665
General English Literature 40 $39,175
Romance Languages 37 $35,344
Mathematics 29 $59,871
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 25 $32,713
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 25 $40,712
Computer Information Systems 25 $64,930

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

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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.


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