124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 845-637-7300
http://www.vassar.edu admission@vassar.edu
About Vassar College
  • Year of Foundation 1861
  • Size of Campus 1000 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,378
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59% 41% 73%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $42,560
  • Room and Board $10,080
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 2,394
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus. In the scenic Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City, in Poughkeepsie (area population, about 100,000). Vassar is in a residential area three miles from the city center.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Founder's Day, Serenading, I Won't Grow Up Day, Equal Rights Awareness Week, Iron Chef, Vassar Idol, Menage a Ha, Drama, A Cappela, Mr Vassar Contest
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alive-Christian Acappella, Vassar Jewish Union, Yafeyfiyah, Vassar Christian; Fellowship, Vassar Catholic Community, Unitarian Universalists, Episcopal/Angelican Church @VC, Vassar Buddhist Sangha, Pagan Study Group, Vassar
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Union, Caribbean Students Assoc, M. E. C. H. A. , Poder Latino, Asian Students Alliance, Council of Black Seniors, South Asian Students Alliance, Black Students Union, International Students Organization, JA
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest airport Newburgh, NY (30), LaGuardia, NYC (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Poughkeepsie (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus N/A
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 40%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of students using college housing 95%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (69%), women's dorms (6%), apartments for married students (0%), apartment for single students (24%), cooperative housing (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 29%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 93%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 24%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,350
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
  • Number Of Subscriptions 6,566
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,200
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 692,581
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 302,740
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 700
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all colle
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 180,583
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 250
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 888,745
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 250
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 63%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs NERA, M&T Bank, Teach for America, US Peace Corps, JET Program, Random House Publishers, NYC Teaching Fellows, Sullivan and Cromwell,Analysis Group Economics, Grey Worldwide/MediaCom, Congressional Hunger Center Fellows, HarperCollinsPublishers, Sig
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 71%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,140
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town