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Diversity

  • 75% of the students are from outside the state of New York. 
  • 9% of the students are from outside the US.

 

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Vassar College


Overview

  • Vassar is a co-ed liberal arts college located in Poughkeepsie, New York, an hour and forty-five minutes north of New York City. Map.
  • Vassar enrolls 2,450 undergraduate students. 
  • About 60% of the Class of 2017 receives need-based Vassar scholarships.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 24% of students at Vassar come from families who make less than $60,000 per year.
  • 23% of students at Vassar receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 11% of students in the Class of 2018 are the first members of their family to attend a four-year college. 

 

    Racial Diversity

    African American 9%
    Asian American 13%
    Caucasian 60%
    Hispanic 10%
    Native American <1%
    International 7%

     

    Gender Ratio
    Female 56%
    Male 44%

     

 

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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban
  • Town population: 30,800

Size

  • 2,450 undergraduates 
  • 660 freshmen

Admissions

  • 24% applicants admitted 
  • 77% in top 10% of HS class 
  • SAT CR+M middle 50%: 1360-1490 
  • SAT Composite middle 50%: 2040-2240
  • ACT middle 50%: 30-33
 

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