Vassar College is a private, liberal arts college. Founded for women in 1861, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its goal is to develop independent thinking that is both critical and creative, analytical and constructive, with emphases on individual direction and study, independence and self-responsibility, and independent projects or research, including senior theses and laboratory experimentation. Its 1,000-acre Vassar campus is located on the outskirts of Poughkeepsie, 75 miles north of New York City, and includes a range of architecture from Gothic to modern.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,441
Undergraduates
999
Men - 40.9%
1,443
Women - 59.1%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
24% of 8,961 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,860
Tuition and Fees
$58,770
Room and Board
$14,220
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$56,675
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,474
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
292
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
49%
20-29
27%
30-39
6%
40-49
0%
50-99
1%
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New York City Population
30,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
The Brewers
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
13%
Black/African-American
4.1%
Hispanic/Latino
12.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
60.5%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
8.9%
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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