Vassar's first men students, the 36 veterans who enrolled at Vassar for c-term, were diversely prepared.  Half of them had no college experience, and several of the 11 who had attended a college or university expected readmission to their former schools in the fall.  Among the seven who already had college degrees—from Yale, Cornell, Columbia and New York University, among other institutions—was a PhD candidate at Fordham who had studied at the University of Florence and a Harvard Law School graduate studying French.

The program for veterans continued until 1950, with a total enrollment of 152.  Sixteen veterans finished the college course, receiving the A.B. degree from the University of the State of New York. The Vassar Veterans Association was organized in the fall of 1946.