|Applicant Competition||Very High|
Can I get into Vassar College? The school has a 24% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,842 out of 7,746 applicants were admitted making Vassar College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||700|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1390|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||760|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Estimated Average SAT||1460|
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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>35%|
|1460 to 1530||Avg +||24%-35%|
|1390 to 1460||Avg -||16%-24%|
|1320 to 1390||Reach||10%-16%|
|Less than 1320||Low||<10%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Estimated Average ACT||31|
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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>39%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||24%-39%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||18%-24%|
|29 to 30||Reach||13%-18%|
|Less than 29||Low||<13%|
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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Vassar College is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
70% of Vassar College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||70%|
|Top 25% of class||95%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||31%||34%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Vassar College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.