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Class of 2023 Profile

Full Class of 2023 Data Set (PDF)

Admission Results

  • 8,961 applications received
  • 2,127 admitted (23.7%)
  • 691 students matriculated (59.3% female, 40.7% male)

Financial Aid & Background

  • 56% receiving need-based financial aid from Vassar
  • 20% receiving Pell Grant
  • 6.8% Vassar legacy (parent/grandparent)
  • 14.2% first-generation college

High School Type

  • Public, 467 (67.6% of the incoming class) 
  • Private, 151 (21.9%)
  • Religious, 70 (10.1%)
  • Homeschool, 3 (0.4%)

High School Rank

Of the 389 students submitting class rank, 176 (45%) ranked in the top 5% of their class; 251 (65%) in the top 10%; 343 (88%) in the top 20%; and 355 (91%) in the top 25%. Student totals and percentages are cumulative.

Mean GPA, unweighted

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SAT R 

  • Total Using SAT R Scores, 476
  • Mean EBRW Score, 712.5
  • Median EBRW Score, 720
  • Mean Math Score, 726.3
  • Median Math Score, 730
  • Middle 50% EBRW + Math, 1380-1500
  • 3 students submitted SAT I (Old SAT) scores, which are not reflected in this table

ACT

  • Total Using ACT Scores, 277
  • Mean ACT Composite, 32.2
  • Median ACT Composite, 33
  • Middle 50% ACT Composite, 31-34

Class Diversity

  • Of US citizens and permanent residents, 35.9% identify as students of color (19.0% Asian/Pacific Islander; 7.4% African-American/Black; 11.7% Hispanic; 1% Native American); 71.5% White (categories do not add up to 100% because 18.4% indicate two or more ethnicities).

Geographical Representation

  • The Class of 2023 includes students from 47 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and 32 foreign countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China/Hong Kong/Macao, France, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Sint Maarten, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

International Students

  • 17.2% hold foreign citizenship; 61 foreign citizens; 58 dual citizens.

Top States

1. New York, 159
2. California, 84
3. New Jersey, 47
4. Massachusetts, 46
5. Pennsylvania, 30
6. Connecticut, 28
7. Maryland, 21
8. Texas, 15
9. Florida, 12
     Virginia, 12
11. Maine, 10
12. Washington, 9
13. North Carolina, 8
14. Oregon, 7

Students from abroad, 80