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Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
  • Graduation Rate

Vassar College is a small, 4-year, private liberal arts college. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees.

From the Institution

Vassar College - located in New York's scenic Hudson Valley - is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college, which fosters intellectual openness and lively exploration through its widely varied course offerings. Our students, who meet each other as equals, are encouraged to develop diverse perspectives through engaging in lively dialogues with faculty and fellow students, which enables them to achieve the insight and confidence needed to function most creatively in today's complex world. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar continues to be renowned for pioneering achievements in education, and for the beauty of its campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Vassar curriculum is diverse, flexible, and fiercely bold. Our open curriculum allows you the freedom and flexibility to pursue your passions while discovering new interests. With no core classes or distribution requirements, you can choose to take the courses that most interest you and know that your classmates are fully engaged. Vassar strives to pursue diversity, inclusion, and equity as essential components of a rich intellectual and cultural environment in which all members, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups, are valued and empowered to thrive.

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Application Types Accepted
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Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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Important Dates

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February 1
Financial Aid Application Due

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