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Campus & Student Life at Vassar College

Home to about 2,435 undergraduates in 2020, Vassar is a small, private college located in Poughkeepsie, New York. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Vassar offers a “study abroad” program.

Vassar Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 20.0% of the student population at Vassar. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Vassar Disability Services.

Vassar for the Military

While not a "service academy", Vassar does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Vassar Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Vassar for Veterans Guide.

Vassar offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Vassar does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Vassar College

Vassar offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Vassar College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Vassar College

Vassar has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,435 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,409 (98.9%). Part-time attendance was 26 (1.1%).


Vassar College is Ranked #186 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Vassar receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Vassar #186 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Vassar College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Vassar by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Vassar Diversity Guide.

Vassar College Competes in the NCAA

Vassar has a total of 435 student athletes, 208 men and 227 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,398,490
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,355,423

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Vassar College Athletics

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