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Vassar College

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Vassar alums are everywhere, doing almost anything you might imagine!

Vassar Outcomes

  • More than 90% of seniors participate in an internship by the time they graduate (compared with 50–65% nationally)
  • 93% of graduates are working, participating in a fellowship/year-of-service, or continuing their education within six months of graduation
    • 72% are working or in a fellowship/service year
    • 21% are continuing their education
  • By 15 years out, more than 70% of Vassar graduates have an advanced degree
  • Vassar’s average  law school acceptance rate is 86%, compared to a 70% national average
  • Vassar’s medical school acceptance rate for applicants receiving the support of the pre-med committee is 88%, compared to national averages of 38-44%

Popular First Destination Employers


  • Christie’s
  • CNN
  • New York Times
  • Williamstown Theater Festival

Banking/financial services

  • BlackRock
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • M&T Bank


  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Epic Systems
  • L’Oreal USA


  • Analysis Group
  • Ernst & Young 
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • NERA Economic Consulting


  • City Year
  • NYC Dept. of Education
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
  • Vassar College

Gov’t/Public Service

  • Federal Reserve Banks
  • PeaceCorps
  • National Park Service
  • US Department of Transportation

Health/Science Research

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Rockefeller University
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center

Law and Public Policy

  • Sanford Heisler
  • Shearman and Sterling
  • Sullivan and Cromwell

Vassar’s LinkedIn University Page allows you to see the many and varied careers of Vassar alums with profiles on LinkedIn, and to view trends in geographic concentrations, industries, fields of study, skills, and more. For more Vassar outcomes and popular employers, check out the interactive Alumni tool on LinkedIn.

Popular Graduate and Law Schools

  • Columbia University
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington Univ. School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University