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Vassar College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Vassar College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,947 out of 7,567 applicants or 26% were admitted making Vassar College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Vassar College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,238 2,329 7,567
Accepted 1,124 823 1,947
Acceptance Rate 21% 35% 26%
Enrolled 383 285 668
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 35% 34%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Vassar College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Vassar College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 30 and above. 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. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Vassar College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 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 1335. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1465 out of 1600. 59 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1400 1530
SAT Reading 710 770
SAT Math 690 760
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English 31 34
ACT Math 27 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >42%
31 to 33 Avg + 26%-42%
30 to 31 Avg - 20%-26%
29 to 30 Reach 15%-20%
Less than 29 Low <15%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >37%
1465 to 1530 Avg + 26%-37%
1400 to 1465 Avg - 17%-26%
1335 to 1400 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1335 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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