Vassar College

Vassar College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Vassar College Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Vassar College was awarded 482 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is English language and literature.

Overall Quality

Vassar is ranked #101 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Vassar is also ranked #12 out of 143 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Vassar College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Vassar?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 25%, Vassar is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Vassar submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 750. Math scores were between 680 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Vassar College  ( 680 to 750 )
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SAT Math Scores for Vassar College  ( 680 to 770 )
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Vassar received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Vassar College  ( 32 to 34 )
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Learn more about Vassar College admissions.

Vassar College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Vassar, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Vassar College is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Vassar College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Vassar College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Vassar the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Vassar College.

Vassar College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,435 undergraduates at Vassar with 2,409 being full-time and 26 being part-time.

How Much Does Vassar College Cost?

The overall average net price of Vassar is $27,499. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Vassar

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,535 $13,193 $17,403 $23,189 $43,674

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Vassar, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Vassar, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $4,818 a year. That adds up to $19,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Vassar is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Vassar Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Vassar make around $62,332 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Vassar students since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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See which majors at Vassar College make the most money.

Location of Vassar College

Vassar College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Poughkeepsie is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Vassar are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Phone: 845-437-7000
Website: www.vassar.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vassarcollege
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/vassarnews

Vassar College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government 47 $38,929
Child Development & Psychology 46 $28,914
General Biology 44 $32,836
Economics 41 $64,665
General English Literature 40 $39,175
Romance Languages 37 $35,344
Mathematics 29 $59,871
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 25 $32,713
Computer Information Systems 25 $64,930
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 25 $40,712

Learn more about the majors offered at Vassar College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Vassar College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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