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Vassar College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,400

Average annual cost of attendance: $21,581

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $16,250

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Vassar College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $5,585

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $4,743

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $12,188

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,635

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $36,810


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Vassar College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Vassar College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 91%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 95%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $54,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 67%

Vassar College Admissions

Vassar College Acceptance Rate: 27%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 660 to 750

SAT Critical Reading: 670 to 750

SAT Writing: 660 to 750

ACT English: 31 to 35

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: 8 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Vassar College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Vassar College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 24%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 38%

Typical student debt: $16,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $173

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Majors at Vassar College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Vassar College:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 15%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 7%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 4%
  • History – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 3%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 5%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 2%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 4%
  • Psychology – 7%
  • Social Sciences – 27%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 13%

For more information about the various majors at Vassar College, visit their website.

Vassar College Diversity


Overall Composition at Vassar College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Vassar College full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Vassar College part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Vassar College:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 12%

Black: 4%

Hispanic: 11%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 6%

Unknown: 0%

White: 58%

Vassar College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.4

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 26.3

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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