Vassar College is an independent, residential, liberal arts college, founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar. The college has been coeducational since 1969. Located in the heart of the mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar is known not only for the caliber of education advanced here since 1861 but also for the beauty of its 1,000-acre campus, its architectural treasures (designed by such notable architects as Marcel Breuer, James Renwick, Jr., Eero Saarinen, and Cesar Pelli), its more than 200 specimen trees, and its beautiful gardens.
Vassar's proximity to New York City (the campus is 75 miles north of NYC) makes the cultural advantages of the city easily available. Equally near are ski and backpacking areas in the Catskills and Adirondacks.
Box 10, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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Varsity Sports: NCAA Division III: Women's: basketball, cross-country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, fencing, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, volleyball.
Intramural Sports: basketball, badminton, billiards, bowling, chess, floor hockey, football (non-tackle), golf, ping pong, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball, water polo.
Club Sports: Women's: rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing. Men's: rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, weightlifting.
Coed: badminton, cycling, ultimate frisbee.
Clubs and Activities
Over 100 organizations and clubs are formed to serve the needs of various student communities through the planning of social, cultural, and academic events. These include: Film Society, FM Radio Station, newspapers and groups focused on the issues of civil rights and urban responsibilities, political groups, Philosophy club, religious activities, student organizations for ethnic/racial minorities and for international students, and several student performing groups including dance, drama, and music. Students sponsor a tutorial program for local school children and a Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
Enrollment for Fall 2015
72% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 670 – 750
SAT math range: 660 – 740
ACT range: 30 – 33
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||4.9%||n/a|
|% Hispanic / Latino||11.1%||n/a|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||59.3%||n/a|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||7.1%||n/a|
|% Two or more races||6.2%||n/a|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||0.1%||n/a|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
Transfers: HS and College records; SAT or ACT; 2 recommendations; essays
International: Also, TOEFL or IELTS for non-native English speakers