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. First and foremost, Vassar is a liberal arts college. We have a diverse student body (2,450 students from 50 states and 60 countries), a distinguished faculty (290 members) and a low student-faculty ratio (8:1).

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Med

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Students currently completing their final year of secondary school, or students who have taken a gap year after secondary school are eligible to apply as first-year applicants. Any student who has already earned their high school diploma or GED and has enrolled at a college or university is considered a transfer applicant.

Transfer

Any student who has already earned their high school diploma or GED and has enrolled at a college or university is considered a transfer applicant.

Additional Information

Vassar seeks to make a college education affordable and accessible to all admitted students. Through a generous financial aid program, Vassar meets 100% of the full demonstrated need of all admitted students, international or domestic, for all four years. Financial aid is awarded exclusively on the basis of need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile.  For all U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are applying for admission to the first-year class during early decision or regular decision, Vassar adheres to a need-blind policy, which means admission decisions for those candidates are made without regard to the student's financial situation.

Visit us

Tours and information sessions are offered daily Monday through Friday year-round, and select Saturdays in the spring and fall. Details and pre-registration is available on our website.

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Admissions office

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School location
Address

124 Raymond Ave-- Box 10
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0010, United States of America

Phone number

(845) 437-7300

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic