This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Introducing the Class of 2012!

Vassar’s newest students arrived on campus on Wednesday, August 27. They were greeted by upperclassmen who helped locate dorm rooms, lug suitcases, and ease parents’ separation anxieties. The Class of 2012 is 642 strong and hails from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 30 foreign countries. Nearly 12% of the class holds either foreign or dual citizenship; 43% are male; and 28% are students of color. Along with the stellar grades and high marks on standardized tests, the Class of 2012 includes:

5 black belts in Tae Kwon Do or Karate
21 valedictorians
36 class or student-council presidents
42 first-generation college students
4 dancers who have performed with professional ballet companies
1 three-time Missouri champion in gymnastics
108 varsity sports captains

Creating this class was no easy feat for the Office of Admission; 7,361 people applied to Vassar — up 15% from last year. The Office of Admission extends its thanks to the alumnae/i who interviewed applicants and attended college fairs across the country and around the world.

September 2008

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