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Poughkeepsie, New York

Vassar Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Vassar College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
23.8%
Admission Difficulty for Vassar College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Vassar and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,842 out of 7,746 applicants were admitted making Vassar 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.

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Vassar SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1390-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
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
Average SAT Score 1460

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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. The school ranks #5 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 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 >35%
1460 to 1530 Avg + 24%-35%
1390 to 1460 Avg - 16%-24%
1320 to 1390 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1320 Low <10%
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Vassar ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
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
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Vassar 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. The school ranks #9 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 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 >39%
31 to 33 Avg + 24%-39%
30 to 31 Avg - 18%-24%
29 to 30 Reach 13%-18%
Less than 29 Low <13%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Vassar is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Vassar College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

70% of Vassar College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Vassar College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Vassar College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,526 2,220 7,746
Accepted 1,061 781 1,842
Acceptance Rate 19% 35% 24%
Enrolled 380 244 624
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 31% 34%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Vassar before the Jan 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.