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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Facts & Stats

Students
2430
Faculty
369
Student:Faculty
8:1
Average AID Award
$55K
Majors
50
Varsity Teams
27

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 people who live out loud and introspective old souls. 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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Athletics

Vassar College Women’s Fencing was victorious at the Matt Lampell Invite as the Brewers posted a 7-0 record to earn the first place victory. Read more

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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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