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What They Do:
Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media.

Work Environment:
Actors work in various settings, including production studios, theaters, and theme parks, or on location. Work assignments are usually short, ranging from 1 day to a few months.

How to Become One:
Many actors enhance their skills through formal dramatic education, and long-term training is common.  Many who specialize in theater have bachelor’s degrees, but a degree is not required.  Although some people succeed in acting without getting a formal education, most actors acquire some formal preparation through a theater company’s acting conservatory or a university drama or theater arts program. Students can take college classes in drama or filmmaking to prepare for a career as an actor. Classes in dance or music may help as well.

The median hourly wage for actors was $17.54 in May 2018.

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Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar is located in the scenic Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City. At Vassar, students can get involved with more than 100 student organizations on campus, including the Vassar Night Owls, one of the nation’s oldest continuing all-female a cappella groups. Vassar does not have fraternities or sororities. The Vassar Brewers compete in NCAA Division III varsity sports in the Liberty League. The Vassar Quidditch team, known as the Butterbeer Brewers, competes against other colleges in the sport from the "Harry Potter" novels. Vassar is a residential college, and freshmen are required to live on campus. The school guarantees housing for all four years, and 98 percent of students live in the nine residence halls and apartments.

Intellectual inquiry at Vassar is characterized by an unusual degree of flexibility. The college does not have a core
curriculum and students can declare a major by concentrating in a department, an interdepartmental program, a multidisciplinary program, or an individually tailored field of study in the Independent Program. This intellectual freedom produces original thinkers and has shaped the very essence of Vassars academic life. In fact, the encouragement of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies has distinguished Vassar academics at least as far back as the early 1900s -- when the college began offering interdepartmental courses -- and the wide-ranging exchange of ideas has steadily inspired an array of new courses, programs, and resources.

Vassar College is one of the first of the Seven Sisters, a group of historically women’s colleges in the northeast including Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe (now part of Harvard), Bryn Mawr and Barnard. In 1969, Vassar became the first of the Seven Sisters colleges to open its doors to men. The Maria Mitchell Observatory and the Main Building, which once housed the entire college, are registered as National Historic Landmarks. The Miscellany News, the college newspaper, was founded in 1866 and is one of the oldest college newspapers in the country. Notable alumni include computer pioneer Grace Hopper, poet Elizabeth Bishop, actress Meryl Streep, actress Lisa Kudrow and writer-director Noah Baumbach.


Quick Facts:
Medium-Sized - 2,456 total undergrads
Tuition and fees: $58,770
100% of Financial Need Met (average)

Admissions Requirements:  

ACT or SAT - Yes
SAT Subject - No
Acceptance Rate: Most Selective - 25% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
SAT: 1370-1510
GPA: n/a


What it's about:
Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the nervous system and behavior.  It covers issues such as the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal function, nervous system structure, systems of neurons as processors of information, the representation of functions in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system, neural correlates of behavior, and mechanisms of nervous system disorders.  The neuroscience major prepares you for graduate study in neuroscience or a related field and for careers requiring a solid foundation in science. 

Is this for you:
You might like this major if you also like: thinking about how we think, anatomy, computers, science, exploring the unknown, probability-based reasoning, complex problems.

Consider this major if you are good at: attention to detail, creativity, critical reading/thinking, math, quantitative analysis, research, teamwork...or have...manual dexterity, verbal skills.

Career options and trends: 
Physician, college professor/researcher, high school teacher, science writer, research technician, electroneurodiagnostic technician.