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  • 77% of the students are from outside the state of New York. 
  • 10% of the students are from outside the US.


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Vassar College


  • 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 62% of the Class of 2019 receives need-based Vassar scholarships.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 26% 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.
  • 13% of students in the Class of 2019 are the first members of their family to attend a four-year college. 


    Racial Diversity

    African American 8%
    Asian American 14%
    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


  • 2,450 undergraduates 
  • 668 freshmen


  • 26% applicants admitted 
  • 77% in top 10% of HS class 
  • SAT CR+M middle 50%: 1370-1500 
  • SAT Composite middle 50%: 2060-2250
  • ACT middle 50%: 30-34

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