Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Visited Vassar College located in the mid-Hudson Valley.
• 75 miles north of NYC
• Traditional, red brick, Victorian style campus
• Not religiously affiliated
• 1,000 acres
• Established 1861 as an all-women’s college
• Currently 53% women, 47% men
• 65% come from public schools, 35% private
• Financial aid forms: Complete both the FAFSA and CSS Profile
• International students can receive financial aid
• No merit aid awarded, only financial aid
• Will meet 100% of defined financial need
• $67,750 cost of attendance
• Offer Early Decision and Regular Decision only
• 2,435 undergrads
• Liberal Arts college
• Invested $250M in the sciences
• 80,000 SF Bridge building for lab sciences
• 98% of students live on campus
• NCAA Div III
• 50% of students study abroad
• Read applications need blind, meaning they don’t take into consideration your financial aid position when determining your admission
• Apply to school in general vs. a specific major
• 26% Admit Rate
• 90 minute express train ride into Manhattan
• National arboretum
• No core Curriculum, and very few college wide requirements
• Students are creative, intelligent, idealistic, curious, ambitious and independent
• 74% are from out of state
• 94% return for their sophomore year
• SAT mid 50% – 660-750
• ACT mid 50% – 30-33

Visit the Vassar College website.

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