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Location
Undergrads
2,370
Tuition
$47,890
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:7,597
Male Applicants:2,376
Female Applicants:5,221
Total Acceptances:1,832
Male Acceptances:810
Female Acceptances:996
Acceptance Rate:24%
Yield: ? 36%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(845) 437-7300
Email:admissions@vassar.edu
Web Site:admissions.vassar.edu
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$70
Application Web Site:
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15, January 1December 15, February 1
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
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HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:666
Full-Time Male Enrollment:285
Full-Time Female Enrollment:381
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 1,300
Applicants Accepting: ? 500
Students Enrolled: ? 25
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:347
Applicants Accepted:46
Students Enrolled:14

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 680 - 770 660 - 760 670 - 770 2010 - 2300 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 30 - 34 27 - 33 8 - 10 30 - 33 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:70%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:75%
Students Submitting ACT:41%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Bring shower sandals.
  • Campus printers do not always work.
  • Guys that don't get girls in the real world can get them here.
  • Random hookups are very common.
  • The weirdest clothes you own will probably be in style.
  • There are not as many gay students as you would think, but there are not as many straight ones either.
  • There are some very "interesting" people at Vassar.
  • There is a Vassar bubble. Students rarely leave campus, and they are often unaware what is going on anywhere else.
  • Train tickets to New York City aren't cheap.
  • Vassar academics are reading and writing intensive.
  • You might want a Mac, not a PC.
  • You will eat more than you think you will-don't get the smallest meal plan.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions are held daily in the Admission House, with no prior appointment necessary to attend. A member of the admission staff and Vassar students answer questions and explain all aspects of a Vassar education. Call Admissions or consult the office schedule online for specifics as schedules vary from season to season. The Office of Admission is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interviews are available but not required for admission. Although not conducted on campus, interviews by Vassar alumni are offered in most United States metropolitan areas and in some foreign countries on a first come, first served basis. To request an interview, prospective students are advised to check the appropriate box on the Vassar application or on the Vassar supplement to the common application. It is strongly suggested that all candidates request interviews well before the application deadline, however, to avoid being disappointed.
Campus Tours
Students can be seen walking backwards and shouting all year long. Student-led tours are held at least once each weekday throughout the year and most Saturdays in the spring and fall. Appointments are not necessary. Call Admissions or consult the office schedule online for specifics, as schedules vary from season to season.
Overnight Visits
Come and party like it's a weekday at Vassar. High school seniors have the opportunity to spend a night in the Vassar residence halls with a student host, Monday-Thursday nights in the fall and spring. Call Admissions early to reserve a spot. Tip 1: As the hosting program only runs weekday nights (wonder why they do that), you should try to get in touch with any Vassar student who you even remotely know of; with six degrees of separation, there's no excuse not to come on over to stay for the weekend. Although no visit is going to give you a perfect perspective of what it's like to be a Vassar student, a combination of Friday or Monday classes and some weekend fanfare is the best way experience Vassar life. Tip 2: Talk to people! Students aren't as intimidating as they look; you'll meet weird, brilliant, hilarious, and crazy people at Vassar, many of whom would love to tell you what's on their mind. Tip 3: "Prospie," the student nickname for prospective students, is an really an endearing term.
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