Vassar College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Vassar College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Vassar College? The school has a 27% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,964 out of 7,306 applicants were admitted making Vassar College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Vassar College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Vassar College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1390
SAT Scores for Vassar College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1530
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Vassar College?

Vassar College typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1320. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Vassar College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >39%
1460 to 1530 Avg + 27%-39%
1390 to 1460 Avg - 18%-27%
1320 to 1390 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1320 Low <11%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Vassar College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Vassar College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Vassar College?

Admission data indicates that Vassar College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Vassar College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Vassar College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >43%
31 to 33 Avg + 27%-43%
30 to 31 Avg - 21%-27%
29 to 30 Reach 15%-21%
Less than 29 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Vassar College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Vassar College was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Vassar College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Vassar College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 28% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Vassar College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,186 2,120 7,306
Accepted 1,169 795 1,964
Acceptance Rate 23% 38% 27%
Enrolled 381 278 659
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 35% 34%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Vassar College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Vassar College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Vassar College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197133 IPEDS survey data for Vassar College.