Alma Maters: Vassar College and Yale University Major: Drama Did She Graduate? Yes. She earned her B.A. from Vassar in 1971, and later received her M.F.A. from Yale "By my sophomore year my standards of personal hygiene had slipped a bit," Streep joked in a 1983 commencement speech. "This was 1969, after all." All kidding aside, Streep has credited Vassar with turning her into a confident, smart woman. "Vassar made me think," she said. "I felt like I had a personality and a brain."