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Vassar is a community of special character in which people of divergent views and backgrounds come together to study and live in the distinctive tradition of a residential liberal arts college. A Vassar education opens minds and doors.

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Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision I Nov. 15
  • Early Decision II Jan. 1
  • Regular Decision Jan. 1
  • Spring Transfer Nov. 1
  • Fall Transfer Mar. 15

A little about us

  • Vassar

    Each year, Vassar aims to enroll the most interesting, talented, and diverse first-year class possible.

  • 2,456 students

    There is no “typical” Vassar student because they come from every socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion, political ideology, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. But there is most definitely a Vassar “type”—intelligent, creative, idealistic, curious, ambitious, and independent.

  • 342 faculty

    The single most important advantage of a Vassar education is the quality of the interactions students have with their professors. Vassar professors are topnotch scholars—in many cases internationally renowned. But they are also topnotch teachers. They come here because they want the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates and have an impact on their lives.

  • 16 avg class

    Vassar has a student-faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 16, with upper-level classes typically much smaller. In every discipline, there are opportunities for student-faculty collaboration on original research, frequently resulting in publication in scholarly journals.

  • $52K avg aid award

    You do not have to be wealthy or even well off to attend Vassar. Financial aid is awarded to over 60% of Vassar students, exclusively on the basis of need. The loan portion of the financial aid award is replaced with Vassar scholarship funds for students from low-income families.

  • 51 majors

    The Vassar curriculum has always been characterized by boldness, breadth, and flexibility. Today the curriculum is richer than ever, with an increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches. 30 departments, 7 interdisciplinary programs, 12 multidisciplinary programs, 51 majors, and 1,000 courses.

  • 23 varsity teams

    Vassar’s goal in athletics is to meet the full range of needs of a diverse community — from scholar-athletes who are top competitors in their sports to weekend players looking for recreation to non-athletes interested in keeping fit. The athletics program offers a wide range of intercollegiate varsity, club, intramural, recreational, and fitness options.

These figures are for the 2018/19 academic year.