#175 Overall Influence #88 Desirability Rank

Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

Vassar College is a four-year, liberal arts school founded in 1861 as only the second degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the US. Co-educational since 1969, Vassar now has a total student population of a little over 2,400 individuals.

Vassar offers the bachelor’s degree in some 50 fields of academic study. Among its most popular programs are those in social sciences, in biological and biomedical sciences, in visual and performing arts, and in foreign languages.

In addition to the standard programs in the major foreign languages and literatures, Vassar students may also pursue a Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP). SILP programs exist for a variety of lesser-known languages, including Irish, Yiddish, Turkish, Swahili, Hindi, and Korean, among others.

Vassar is associated with one Nobel laureate for literature, poet Gabriela Mistral.

Vassar is connected with many other distinguished persons, including the following:

Vassar is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

Vassar College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar, it was the second degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States, closely following Elmira College. It became coeducational in 1969 and now has a gender ratio at the national average. The college is one of the historic Seven Sisters, the first elite women's colleges in the U.S., and has a historic relationship with Yale University, which suggested a merger before they both became coeducational institutions. About 2,450 students attend the college.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

8,663

Acceptance

25%

Graduation Rate

88%

Median SAT Score

1445

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$60,030

Fees (in-state)

$980

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$8,186
30K - 48K$6,080
48K - 75K$14,900
75K - 110K$29,046
110K+$42,777

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$61,500

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie NY 12604

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

20 per 100K

Violent Crime

8 per 100K

What is Vassar College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#81 World Rank
Literature
#115 World Rank
Computer Science
#110 World Rank
Education
#108 World Rank
Psychology
#118 World Rank
History
#201 World Rank
Philosophy
#263 World Rank
Mathematics
#111 World Rank
Communications
#205 World Rank
Physics
#362 World Rank
Biology
#271 World Rank
Political Science
#72 World Rank
Anthropology
#511 World Rank
Chemistry
#341 World Rank
Economics
#152 World Rank
Sociology
#176 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#654 World Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#133 World Rank
Nursing
#232 World Rank
Social Work
#261 World Rank
Law
#269 World Rank
Business
#286 World Rank
Medical
#374 World Rank
Engineering
#422 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Vassar College's Most influential alumni?

Vassar College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Literature, and Psychology

Curtis Sittenfeld

American novelist

Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill

American civil rights lawyer and law professor

Jean Schneider

American historian

Ken Levine

Ken Levine

Creative Director of Bioshock series

Mary French Rockefeller

Mary French Rockefeller

American philanthropist

Richard Krautheimer

Richard Krautheimer

German art historian

Lurita Doan

Lurita Doan

American businesswoman

Susan Coates

American psychologist

Richard L. Huganir

Neuroscientist

Sasha Velour

Sasha Velour

American Drag queen

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

American tv chef

Alexandra Illmer Forsythe

American computer scientist