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COLLEGE PROFILE

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Foreign Language 4
Social Studies 2
History 2
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequiredFebruary 15
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address124 Raymond Avenue
City, State, ZipPoughkeepsie, NY  12604
Phone(845) 437-7300
Fax(845) 437-7063
E-mailadmissons@vassar.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$70
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 15, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate24% of 7,597 applicants were admitted
   Women20% of 5,221 applicants were admitted
   Men34% of 2,376 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled671 (37%) of 1,832 admitted students enrolled
   Women380 (37%) of 1,026 admitted students enrolled
   Men291 (36%) of 806 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate47% of 592 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 1,274
Students Accepting Wait List Position 507
Students Admitted From Wait List 80
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math700 average
730-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
45%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading700 average
750-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing701 average
750-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite31 average
33-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
83%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 66%
Top quarter: 93%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
Valedictorian4%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.77 4.09 649 681 682 30
Low 2.51 2.51 200 200 200 12
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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