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Vassar College, Poughkeepsie

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University / School · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked

among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, the college is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus. Quick Facts: ∙2,400 students from 50 states and 50 foreign countries ∙8:1 student-faculty ratio ∙23 varsity teams, NCAA, Division

III ∙$34,500,000 awarded in scholarships annually ∙Need-blind admission policy, meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need of all admitted applicants. PutVassar College into our Poughkeepsie trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • What a beautiful college this is. The buildings are stunning and an architectural delight. The entrances are especially interesting, as well as the library. A definite must if nearby. A great place...  more »
  • Maybe I am biased as I went to college at Vassar. I love to stop by when I am in the area. With COVID, the campus is very quiet. I just love the beautiful architecture of the buildings, the intimate.....  more »
  • First of all, I do not attend school so I cannot comment on the quality of education you'll receive at Vassar College. I enjoy visiting various colleges and universities and I take photos because I find them very photogenic and Vassar did not disappoint me at all. Walking through the campus was very peaceful and quiet. It was Parents Weekend and the college was giving tours. I went everywhere with my cameras. My first stop was the college library. It is beautiful in the inside just like the outside. Check out the stained glass window inside the reading area. I found the science building very interesting too. When I went to the chapel somebody was giving instructions or possibly lessions on the huge pipe organ. Sunset Lake provided a great photo opportunity. Vassar Lake was not as pretty. The Main Building was busy with visiting parents. I briefly went into the art gallery but I had my backpack of camera equipment with me and I did not want to leave it anywhere. I would have loved to have seen it. Vassar Collage: famous and classic.
  • We love the campus , the people and students of Vassar College. And I hope my boy will enjoy his best four years life here.

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