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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Admission & Financial Aid

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A Vassar education opens minds and doors.

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Facts & Stats

Students
2500
Faculty
355
Student:Faculty
8:1
Average AID Award
$54K
Majors
51
Varsity Teams
27

These figures are for the 2021/22 academic year.

Campus Life

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

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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.

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