Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,500
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 20.15%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 14.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled:
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,480
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1420 - 1540

2022 Median Admit ACT: 33
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 32 - 34

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 60.5% (2015)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 64.9% (2011)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 61.0% (2014)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 63.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 54.6%
Black: 3.9%
Hispanic: 11.3%
Asian: 12.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 7.9%
Non-resident alien: 8.3%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $77,004
In-State tuition: $62,870
Out-of-State tuition: $62,870

Estimated books and supplies: $900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $15,710 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,350 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $16,210 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,350 (2022)

Average Family Income: $97,432 (2017)
Median Family Income: $71,195 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 43.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $18,625 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $197 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,697
$30k-48k $14,383
$48k-75k $23,695
$75k-110k $23,770
$110k+ $52,260

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 87%
6-year graduation rate: 93%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $18,625 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,531 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 91.1% (2015)
@3 year 95.4% (2017)
@5 year 94.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 84.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees:

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $34,467 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,885 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 11
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 48 $19,000 $201 $34,424 ($2,869) $44,221 ($3,685)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 55 $19,000 $201 $70,512 ($5,876) $81,561 ($6,797)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 3
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 16 $20,232 $214 $60,969 ($5,081)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 49 $17,500 $186 $43,597 ($3,633) $56,595 ($4,716)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 21 $36,309 ($3,026)
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 19 $32,064 ($2,672)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 27 $20,000 $212 $19,563 ($1,630) $32,906 ($2,742)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 25 $17,993 $191 $26,314 ($2,193) $44,230 ($3,686)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 22 $18,985 $201 $31,592 ($2,633) $40,808 ($3,401)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12
Bachelor's Degree History. 20 $19,000 $201
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 38 $19,000 $201 $27,470 ($2,289) $41,730 ($3,478)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 16 $20,718 ($1,727)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 22 $18,250 $178 $19,709 ($1,642)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 30 $17,037 $181 $78,327 ($6,527) $110,844 ($9,237)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 33 $19,000 $201 $20,116 ($1,676) $46,456 ($3,871)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 3 $18,652 $198 $34,689 ($2,891)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 17 $40,541 ($3,378)
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 31 $16,000 $170 $40,647 ($3,387)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 36 $19,000 $201 $65,705 ($5,475) $74,019 ($6,168)
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 24 $18,593 $201 $30,932 ($2,578)
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 18 $40,581 ($3,382)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 14
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 14
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14 $16,500 $180
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 56 $19,000 $201 $38,503 ($3,209)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $111,060
Full time faculty: 85%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 8.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,097,975,650 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,378,988,146 (2022)