Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Vassar College

Vassar College

Vassar College Student Essentials

Vassar College Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Brewers
Website: www.vassar.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 46,270
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 46,270
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 2,651
Year Established: 1861

About Vassar College

A historically prestigious college with a highly selective admissions process, Vassar College provides a small, scholastically oriented academic experience.

Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the suburban Hudson Valley a couple of hours from New York City, Vassar has a history of selective admissions, with most students being in the top 20% of their class.

Ranked for its exceptional and innovative academics, Vassar offers a wide range in terms of liberal arts, languages and sciences. Programs include highly specialized academic areas like American Culture, Chinese Studies, German Studies, Anthropology, and Victorian Studies. Artistic fields such as Film, Art and Music and scientific-oriented subjects such as Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology and Environmental Studies are also offered.

In addition to working closely with faculty, students undertake internships, field work and research either at Vassar or at organizations nearby or in New York City.

Since most students at Vassar are hungry for in-depth and rigorous academics, the majority of Vassar graduates go on to pursue master’s degrees in such fields as medicine, law, business and education. Additionally, Vassar is a leading producer of PhD candidates.

Over 100 student organizations and over 1,600 events, which include lectures and presentations from world-renowned authors and scholars, student life on the Vassar campus is intellectually and culturally stimulating. For this reason, the majority of students choose to live in one of Vassar’s resident housing complexes.

Financial aid offerings include grants, loans, scholarships and fellowships for eligible students in certain departments. For tuition information, contact Vassar College today.

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Vassar College Map & Location

Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604


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Getting Around Vassar College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Poughkeepsie, NY

Winter
Dec
40
22
Jan
35
16
Feb
40
18
Spring
Mar
48
26
Apr
61
37
May
71
46
Summer
Jun
80
56
Jul
85
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
75
51
Oct
63
39
Nov
52
31

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,651
Freshman Class 666
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,651

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 69%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 10%
African American 6%
Caucasian 69%
Asian 10%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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