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2018 admissions at Vassar College saw an acceptance rate of 24.6%. More than 80% of the admitted students belonged among the top 20% of their class. The college offers 51 majors, 5 interdepartmental programs under 30 departments. Applications are accepted for both Spring and Fall semesters.
Early Action/Decision admissions are offered by the college. The 2018 admissions saw an average score of 1390 in SAT and 31-33 in the ACT, accepted from admitted students.
|Application Portal||Common/Coalition Application|
|Application Fee||70 USD|
|Average SAT score||1370|
|Average ACT score||32|
|Mode of Payment||Personal check, e-Cashier, or money order|
|Financial Aid||Scholarship; student loan; campus work;|
The applicants are advised not to wait until the last day. The sooner the applicants apply, the better.
|Early Decision I||November 15, 2019|
|Early Decision II/Regular Decision||January 1, 2019|
|Spring||November 1, 2019|
|Fall||March 15, 2020|
There isn’t much difference between the application process of US applicants and international students, though international students must fulfil a few additional requirements. The admission requirements are:
International students whose first language and/or the medium of instruction is not English are required to submit scores of either TOEFL or IELTS to prove their proficiency in English.
|Test Name||Minimum required score|
The college will forward the I-20 Form after receiving all documents. The documents required for submitting the I-20 Form are:
Admissions for international transfer students require the following document submission along with the application:
The application process is more or less the same for every course.
Where to Apply: Common Application/Coalition Application (international applicants) QuestBridge Application (domestic applicants)
Application Fee: 70 USD
Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:
Since the general admission requirements are similar, yet some requirements may vary according to the department requirements. Following are some of the most popular majors offered at Vasser College:
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|Social sciences||Online Application Portal||Early Decision I- November 15, 2019|
Regular Decision - January 1, 2020
|70 USD||Minimum GPA of 3.8; SAT/ACT; LORs; SOP||TOEFL-iBT: 100|
|Biochemistry||Online Application Portal||Early Decision I- November 15, 2019|
Regular decision - January 1, 2020
|70 USD||Minimum GPA of 3.8; SOP; SAT/ACT score; LORs||TOEFL-iBT: 100|
|Visual and Performing Arts||Online Application Portal||Fall and spring auditions- as updated by the college||70 USD||Portfolio of work GPA of 3.8||TOEFL-iBT: 100|
The intake at Vasser College is very selective due to the varied range of courses and programs offered. The acceptance rate has decreased to 24% in 2019 from 27%. Along with the marks, the college reviews the entire application comprehensively. Important factors that lead to the selection of applicants at Vasser is personal strengths, motivation, a good statement of purpose, strong recommendations, and extracurricular involvements. The college also offers a chance for selected applicants to defer their offer letter, if certain requirements are not met.