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Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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

2013-2014 Tuition

$47,890 Tuition and Fees


2406 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female


January 1 application deadline
22.8% accepted

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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, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, 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: 2,406
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 2,355
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 17
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%
Percent of international undergraduates: 6%

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)


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


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

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