Academics & Faculty

Choose from 48 departments and programs, 50 majors, plus the Independent Program (interdisciplinary “design your own” major).

The Vassar faculty is a diverse community of scholars, artists, writers, scientists, musicians, and thinkers. Learn more about the faculty and their teaching and research interests.

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This is Vassar

Vassar is fueled by an abundant energy, a creative force, a curious spirit, propelling our pursuits, hobbies, studies, and artistic endeavors. As we feed off one another’s energy, we further ignite our own fascinations. We can be uncommonly motivated and passionately inspired. We can also be laid back, but we are never just one thing. We are eccentrics and introverts, reserved folks and outspoken ones. And no matter who we are, how we’re feeling, or what we’re doing, we share that universal spark that illuminates the world around us. Come take a look.

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Many of Vassar’s spring athletic teams garnered regional and national academic honors. Read about our outstanding student-athletes at

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Campus Life

We at Vassar are committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a strong and inclusive campus community.


The Arts

There are over 1,000 campus-wide events annually. You will find arts-related events sponsored by the departments of Art, Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; exhibitions and events at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the Palmer Gallery, and the Archives and Special Collections Library.

Background image: Detail of Girlfriends (Anita & Marie 7); Archival inkjet print on Arches Baryta paper, mounted to Sintra; 2014; Artist: Martine Gutierrez, American, Born 1989. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York. Collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center