If you are applying to Vassar, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the fee for the application is $65.
Students who apply to Vassar for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Vassar's admissions stats.
|Vassar 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||79%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
These are the application deadlines for Vassar College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||April 1|
Vassar offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Vassar is 40%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 20%. In 2022, Vassar admitted 301 of the 754 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Vassar waitlisted 1,526 students and 634 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 96 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Vassar consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Vassar for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Vassar, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Vassar's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Vassar has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 30% submitted a class rank. At Vassar 79% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 95% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Vassar College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Vassar directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Vassar looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Vassar is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
To be competitive with other Vassar applicants, you should aim to earn between 1420 and 1520 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Vassar 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1520 and 25% of scored lower than 1420, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Vassar students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 710 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Vassar students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 710 or higher.
To be most competitive at Vassar, you should strive to earn between 32 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Vassar's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Vassar students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Vassar.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Vassar during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Vassar?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Vassar.
Does Vassar accept transfer credits?
✅ Vassar accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Vassar accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Vassar accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Vassar?
✅ Vassar is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Vassar's acceptance rate?
✅ Vassar's acceptance rate is 20%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Vassar?
✅ Vassar's early decision acceptance rate was 40% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Vassar? Vassar is a very selective institution. The Vassar acceptance rate is 20%. This means that the institution accepts 20 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
34 and Above
32 to 34
32 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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