Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Our beautiful 1,000-acre campus sits halfway between Albany and New York City in the historic Hudson Valley. Vassar was built to advance the notion of what a liberal arts college can be.

From day one, we’ve empowered students to explore widely, delve deeply, and investigate every new idea with an open mind. Today, we are consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in the United States and are renowned for pioneering achievements in education, our long history of curricular innovation, and the beauty of our campus.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 23%
  • Average ACT range: 31-34
  • Average SAT range: 1380-1500
  • Test optional? Yes, for Fall 2022 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Area Studies; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Geography; History; Humanities; Languages; Liberal Arts; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $78,580


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track & Field; Women's Athletics / Track & Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Fencing; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Women's Rugby; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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