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

Vassar Makes the Top-Ten List

Vassar College has been named among the ten best private liberal arts college values in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The monthly magazine’s just-released 2008-2009 Best Values in Private Colleges list honors colleges that combine exceptional education with outstanding economic value, emphasizing academic quality and affordability. Vassar has ranked consistently higher on Kiplinger’s list the past three years, earning the 10th position in 2008-2009, 18th in 2007-2008, and 20th in 2006-2007.

Vassar will provide more than $35 million in scholarship aid this school year, nearly 25% of the college's operating budget. The college considers applicants strictly on their academic qualifications in its "need-blind" admissions policy, and provides financial aid to support the full demonstrated need of all of its students. In fact, responding to a number of students whose family incomes have suffered from the past year's economic decline, Vassar will provide $1 million more in financial aid than originally projected for the current academic year.

February 2009

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