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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Vassar College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Vassar College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Vassar College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Vassar College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Vassar College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Vassar College.

A list made up of graduates like Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Vassar College?” and “Which celebrities are Vassar College alumni?”
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her ...more

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Activist, Television producer, Film Producer
Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA ...more

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Ethan Zohn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Actor, Athlete
Ethan Zohn (born November 12, 1973), is a motivational speaker, a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, ...more

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Editor
Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy and was regarded then and ...more

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Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
Lisa Valerie Kudrow (; born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. After making guest appearances in several television sitcoms, including Cheers, she came to ...more

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter
Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international ...more

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Justin Long is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for roles in such films as Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the ...more

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Jay Severin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Political Consultant
Jay Severin (born James Thompson Severino III) is an American political talk radio personality. Severin has worked at WTKK-FM, at Boston's WXKS-AM Talk 1200 in 2011 and 2012 as an afternoon talk ...more
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Edna St. Vincent Millay ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for ...more

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Martha R. Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Martha Robinson Rivers Ingram (born August 20, 1935) is an American billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. In 1995, Ingram succeeded her late husband as chairman and chief executive ...more
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Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (née Murray December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the ...more
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Ruth Benedict is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Anthropologist
Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist. She was born in New York City, attended Vassar College and graduated in 1909. After ...more
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Andy Towle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Writer
Andy Towle ) is an American blogger and media commentator based in New York City. Towle, who is gay, started his blog Towleroad in 2003. The blog focuses on LGBT-targeted news and
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Urvashi Vaid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Writer
Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist.
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William F. Buckley, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Politician
William Frank Buckley Jr. (born William Francis Buckley; November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008) was an American public intellectual and conservative author and commentator. In 1955 Buckley ...more

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Ellen Swallow Richards ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Chemist
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (December 3, 1842 – March 30, 1911) was an industrial and safety engineer, environmental chemist, and university faculty member in the United States during the ...more
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Mary Oliver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer
Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The New York Times described her as "far and ...more

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Elizabeth Bishop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Poet, Writer
Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize ...more

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Patricia Goldman-Rakic ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Patricia Goldman-Rakic ( rə-KEESH; née Shoer, April 22, 1937 – July 31, 2003) was an American professor of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and psychology at Yale University School of ...more
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Mike D is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper
Michael Louis Diamond (born November 20, 1965), better known as Mike D, is an American rapper and founding member of the hip hop group the Beastie Boys. Diamond raps, sings, and plays drums. He ...more

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Hope Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Hope Davis Actor
Hope Davis (born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as About Schmidt (2002) and American Splendor (2003). For her role in the original Broadway production of ...more
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Evelyn Venable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Actor, Teacher
Evelyn Venable (October 18, 1913 – November 15, 1993) was an American actress. In addition to starring in several films in the 1930s and 1940s, she was also the voice and model for the Blue ...more
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Lucy Burns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Editor, Teacher
Lucy Burns (July 28, 1879 – December 22, 1966) was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate. She was a passionate activist in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Burns was a ...more
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Elizabeth Bentley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
Elizabeth Terrill Bentley (January 1, 1908 – December 3, 1963) was an American spy and member of the Communist Party USA who served the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945. In 1945, she defected ...more