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Colleges / Vassar College

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate19%

About Vassar

Vassar College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, New York. Vassar was founded in 1861. The college currently enrolls around 2,459 students a year, including 2,459 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Vassar College

It is very difficult to get into Vassar. Around 19% of applicants get into Vassar each year. In 2022, 2,129 out of 11,412 total applicants were accepted.

Vassar College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 19%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 39%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 33%

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Vassar College is located in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, near New York City.

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College Info

124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Campus Setting: Suburban

Vassar Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Vassar is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Vassar is Mar 15.

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Vassar College is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Vassar SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1440 - 1510


Math SAT Range

710 - 775


Reading SAT Range

720 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1510 and Above


1440 to 1510


1440 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Vassar students is 1477. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Vassar, while applicants with SAT scores between 1440 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1440 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Vassar.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Vassar is like? There are approximately 2,459 students enrolled at Vassar. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 27% percent are from NY and 73% percent of students are from other states.


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