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About Vassar

Vassar Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Vassar released their ED decisions on Thursday, December 9th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Vassar Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Vassar College Overview

Vassar College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Poughkeepsie, New York. Vassar was founded in 1861 and enrolls 2,435 undergrads and no graduate students. Vassar provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Vassar! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Vassar's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Vassar students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Vassar, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Vassar has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Vassar on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Vassar on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Vassar for Fall 2022 is January 1.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

2021 Vassar Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 25%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 47%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64%
Tuition $61,940

Is Vassar a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what Vassar offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Vassar College

It is very difficult to get into Vassar. The acceptance rate at Vassar is 25%. Out of 8,663 applications received in 2021, 2,126 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Vassar

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Vassar, around 93% return for the next year. Vassar's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 88%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Vassar Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Vassar's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1.083 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Vassar

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Vassar meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Vassar full-time are awarded $55,995 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $23,327 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Vassar. Based on this information, how does Vassar sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Vassar a good school for you?

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Where is Vassar College Located?

Vassar is located in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Vassar for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Taconic State Parkway to Poughkeepsie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Stewart International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Vassar and Poughkeepsie are like without leaving home.

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Vassar ACT Scores


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32 - 34

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1380 - 1490


Math SAT Range

680 - 770


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680 - 750

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Wondering what life at Vassar is like? There are approximately 2,435 students enrolled at Vassar. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from NY and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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