Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
This top-ranked school of 2,500 students places an emphasis on engagement in both teaching and learning. Vassar is renowned for the achievements of its students, the innovativeness of its curriculum, and the beauty of its campus.
Popular majors include economics, political science, biology, psychology, English, math, cognitive science, and computer science. Many students gravitate to studio art, art history, drama, and film.
At Vassar, everyone lives on campus. First-year students live in one of nine residential houses, and by senior year, most students are living in on-campus apartments.
First-year students are placed in a Student Fellow group, usually, eight to ten students, who live in the same hall and who are assigned to a Student Fellow, usually a second-year student, who helps them acclimate to campus life.
Intellectual, Collaborative, Articulate, Curious, Self-motivated, Sharp, Independent, Supportive. Vassar College is one of the larger schools within the Council of Independent Colleges.