Vassar College: Review & Facts

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Vassar College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,435 students enrolled. This college was established in 1861 and is one of the 5 colleges located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
48
Fair
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at Vassar College.

Vassar College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 48 majors. The most popular concentrations are Biology, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, and Foreign Languages. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other schools and colleges.

Student Retention
94%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Vassar College is very high at 94% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
8 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Vassar College is great: 94%.

Student to faculty ratio at Vassar College is good, 8:1. Find out more about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$51,300
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high - about $50,500 a year. The additional fees at Vassar College beyond tuition are about $800; which makes it a total of $51,300 per year.

Read the details about Vassar College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
26%
Hard
According to government data, 7,567 applications were submitted and 1,947 were accepted, so it is quite challenging to become a student at this school.

Vassar College will consider accepting your advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Vassar College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,500
Medium
Vassar College offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Vassar College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Vassar College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,400 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, approximately $6,500 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Vassar College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Vassar College Location and Maps



Post Address: Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA
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