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Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#11

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Vassar is set in the scenic Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY, about 75 miles north of New York City. Students have the flexibility to determine an individually tailored field of study and can take advantage of NCAA Division III sports, on-campus housing and a highly regarded education.

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Quick Facts


124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

2014-2015 Tuition

$49,570 Tuition and Fees

Students

2477 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
24.1% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1861

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Education, General, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Biopsychology, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Science, Technology and Society, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Cognitive Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Social Sciences, Other, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,477
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 2,422
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 14
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 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)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 6 13 10
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 10 18 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 6 9
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 6 13 10
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 9 18 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 6 9
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.