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Vassar College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,446 students

23% admitted

  • 2,401 full time
  • 45 part time
  • 1,017 men full time
  • 1,384 women full time
  • 7,985 applied
  • 1,798 admitted
  • 671 enrolled

2,408 Undergraduates

$45,580 tuition/year

  • 38 Non-Degree
  • $45,580 in state
  • $690 fees
  • $10,800 room & board
  • $900 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Maroon and gray
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Zoe from Danbury, CT
  • 0
  • Vassar College is school where anyone can go to be themselves without feeling self-conscious. It's a fascinating place with all kinds of interesting mixes of different styles and points of…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • John from Braintree, MA
  • 0
  • if you want classes with intelligent, experienced, and celebrated professors who don't flaunt their talents, come to vassar. the school has a wide range of specialties, from political science to…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Storm from Rialto, CA
  • 0
  • Vassar is an amazing place with accepting people and a beautiful campus. If you want to go to a college where you can study what you want without having so…

  • May-12-2013 Read More
  • Marie from San Dimas, CA
  • 0
  • the people here are amazing. the classes are small, the professors she interest in their students, and the education given here is beyond satisfactory. from the moment i…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Cierra from Edmond, OK
  • 0
  • Vassar is acceptably odd and awesome year round. This school is not perfect and neither is any other school. It has its perks and also it has its disadvantages.…

  • May-11-2013 Read More
Vassar College
  • Located in Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,446 students enrolled
  • 23% admitted
  • $45,580 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jelena from Boise, ID
  • Jul-17-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I visited Vassar not too long ago, and stayed on campus for three nights. And, let me tell you, it was Spectacular. Not only were the current students completely open and welcoming, but it was impossible not to fall in love with the campus. It is absolutely gorgeous, from it's stunning buildings and Sunset Lake, to the regal trees everywhere you look. The library, especially, is breathtaking. Each dorm has its own special personality-but each one's inhabitants would swear that theirs is the best...That's dorm loyalty for you! I felt so welcomed by the students and faculty. This is really a remarkable school-I cannot wait to move-in next month! (:

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  • 4
  • Willow from Wayne, PA
  • Jun-09-2011 I am a current student here

    The social life is fun, but it is limited. Parties mostly occur in the senior housing, and it can be awkward if you don't know seniors. Lots of parties happen in the dorms though, and they can also be fun. Security is more likely to break up these parties due to noise, though, and the students in the dorm need to take the initiative to have the parties.

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  • 4
  • Erin from Boston, MA
  • Dec-02-2010 I am a current student here

    Vassar's campus is large for its 2,400 student body and there are several student hang-out spots. It is a welcoming and diverse atmosphere that makes you feel at home but keeps you entertained and interested in what the school and student body has to offer. Even more so, campus events are literally happening everyday of the week, whether it be a lecture, sports game, campus party, benefit dinner, art showing, etc. The only challenge is the Vassar bubble. It is named so because campus often offers so many events that students do not leave very often. However, there are off-campus eateries and malls that can urge you beyond the Vassar borders. And do not forget the train from Poughkeepsie right into NYC!

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  • 4
  • Brittany from Arlington, TX
  • Oct-13-2010 I am a current student here

    The student body at Vassar is so diverse. It's very importat to keep an open mind when meeting new people, which you will do all the time, despite Vassar's small size. There are also so many opportunities to do anything your want really and it is all student run, which feels amazing! I really appreciated the opportunities offered to freshman for leadership which is often hard to find in larger universities.

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  • 5
  • Maziar from Florence, MA
  • Dec-21-2009 I am a current student here

    This place is so open. You never need to worry about the clique-ness of high school here. People are always looking to make new friends. We all have our quirkier sides, and I believe Vassar not only embraces, but encourages everyone to let their's show. You never feel as stressed as you would think, being in college and all. Yet, at the same time, it never feels lackadaisical. You are always stimulated mentally and socially.

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