Vassar offers 51 majors, 29 departments, 5 interdisciplinary programs, 13 multi-disciplinary programs, and allows students to design their own course of study through the Independent Program. Learn more about Vassar’s programs and departments.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1 and the average class size is 16.
Under the Vassar-Dartmouth Dual Degree Program in Engineering, Vassar students spend their junior year at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. They return to Vassar for their senior year to receive their degrees, and then have the option of returning to Dartmouth for an additional year to earn a general engineering degree.
The Vassar/Columbia BA/MPH dual degree program allows students to earn a BA from Vassar and continue on to an accelerated Masters program in Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Students spend the fall semester of their senior year at Mailman, return to Vassar for the spring semester, then enter the Masters program which includes a practicum and a year of coursework and thesis work.
Each year, about 400 students participate in experiential educational opportunities that combine work in a non-profit organization, a government agency, or a business with academic work during the academic year with an additional 150 students participating during the summer.
The Office of Fellowships offers advising to students competing for national fellowships that fund opportunities abroad, independent research, and graduate school.
Approximately 40-45% of students spend time abroad.