Vassar College

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  • Vassar offers 50 majors, 66 minors, and two dual-degree programs. Students can also design their own course of study through the Independent Program. Learn more about Vassar’s programs and departments.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1 and the average class size is 17.

  • Vassar’s open curriculum offers the freedom and flexibility to pursue your passions while discovering new interests. There are no general education requirements, so you can take the courses that most interest you and know your classmates have chosen them as well.

  • Under the Vassar-Dartmouth Dual-Degree Program in Engineering, Vassar students spend their junior year at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. They return to Vassar for their senior year to finish their bachelor of arts (BA) degree requirements, and then complete a fifth year at Dartmouth to obtain the second degree, a bachelor of engineering (BE).

  • The Vassar/Columbia BA/MPH dual-degree program allows students to earn a BA from Vassar and continue on to an accelerated Masters program in Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Students spend the fall semester of their senior year at Mailman, return to Vassar for the spring semester, then enter the Masters program which includes a practicum, a year of coursework, and thesis work.   

  • 90% of Vassar students complete an internship. Through our Community-Engaged Learning program, you can gain experience in a non-profit organization, government agency, or business while receiving course credit.

  • Through the Ford Scholars Program and the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI), students can perform research under the guidance of faculty.

  • The Center for Career Education and Office of Fellowships offers advising to students competing for national fellowships that fund opportunities abroad, independent research, and graduate school.

  • Vassar offers more than 130 study abroad programs.