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 Vassar College

Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY

124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604

General information:(845)437-7000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,386( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:8 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $41,930 $43,190 $44,705 -3%
Out-of-state $41,930 $43,190 $44,705 -3%
Books and supplies $860 $860 $900 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,370 $10,080 $10,430 -3%
Other $1,290 $1,290 $1,350 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $53,450 $55,420 $57,385 -4%
Off Campus $42,790 $44,050 $45,605 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,790 $44,050 $45,605 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $53,450 $55,420 $57,385 -4%
Off Campus $42,790 $44,050 $45,605 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,790 $44,050 $45,605 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $44,050
In-state fees $655
Out-of-state tuition $44,050
Out-of-state fees $655
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $44,050
In-state fee $655
Out-of-state tuition $44,050
Out-of-state fees $655
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 514 77% --
Grant or scholarship aid 432 65% $15,976,318 $36,982
Federal grants 184 28% $1,185,892 $6,445
Pell grants 177 27% $712,268 $4,024
Other federal grants 164 25% $473,624 $2,888
State/local government grant or scholarships 83 12% $210,855 $2,540
Institutional grants or scholarships 426 64% $14,579,571 $34,224
Student loan aid 280 42% $1,187,695 $4,242
Federal student loans 266 40% $985,723 $3,706
Other student loans 27 4% $201,972 $7,480
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,501 61% $52,582,442 $35,032
Pell grants 530 22% $2,172,618 $4,099
Federal student loans 910 37% $4,226,975 $4,645

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,386
Undergraduate enrollment 2,386
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 10
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,985 2,518 5,467
Percent admitted 23% 33% 18%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 12% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 508 76%
ACT 241 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 670 740
SAT Math 650 730
SAT Writing 660 750
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 22-
Basketball 1514
Fencing 1817
Field Hockey -23
Golf -9
Lacrosse 1928
Soccer 2720
Squash 1615
Swimming and Diving 1620
Tennis 1011
Track and Field, Outdoor 3132
Track and Field, X-Country 2023
Volleyball 1415

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 001
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 3613
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 31018
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 016
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 3613
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 2918
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 016
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate0.7%
Number in default2
Number in repayment285

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00289500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies3
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
Asian Studies/Civilization2
Latin American Studies0
Women's Studies3
Category total28
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1
Neuroscience28
Category total69
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies3
Category total19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General2
Category total15
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10
Category total79
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature3
Chinese Language and Literature5
French Language and Literature8
German Language and Literature3
Italian Language and Literature10
Japanese Language and Literature1
Latin Language and Literature1
Russian Language and Literature2
Spanish Language and Literature6
Category total60
History Colleges
History, General3
Category total26
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1
Category total11
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8
Category total14
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization4
Cognitive Science17
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Science, Technology and Society2
Category total29
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies0
Category total7
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies1
Philosophy4
Religion/Religious Studies3
Category total29
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy0
Chemistry, General1
Geology/Earth Science, General1
Physics, General5
Category total29
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General4
Category total59
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology0
Economics, General4
Geography1
International Relations and Affairs18
Political Science and Government, General13
Social Sciences, Other2
Sociology1
Urban Studies/Affairs16
Category total198
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3
Music, General1
Category total110
Grand total125