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Vassar College
higher education
Website
vassar.edu
Phone
(845) 437-7000
Employees
1,800
Headquarters
124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States, 12604
Headquarters
124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States, 12604
education & research, higher education
About Vassar College

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, private liberal arts college situated in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded by Matthew Vassar in 1861, the college is consistently ranked among...
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, private liberal arts college situated in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded by Matthew Vassar in 1861, the college is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.\\Campus\1,000 picturesque acres ranging from the manicured lawns and formal gardens of the main campus to the meadows and woodlands of the Vassar Farm. Over 100 academic and residential buildings ranging in style from collegiate gothic to modernist, including two National Historic Landmarks. \\Campus Life\98% of students live on campus (housing is guaranteed all four years). Over 100 student-run organizations and clubs. About 1,650 campus-wide events annually, including guest lecturers, visiting artists, performers, workshops, athletic events, and concerts.\\Athletics\23 varsity teams (NCAA, Division III), club sports, and intramural leagues. Extensively expanded athletic facilities, including wood floor gymnasium, elevated running track, 5,000-square-foot fitness facility, and 25-meter, six-lane pool with diving well.\\Libraries\Main, art, music, and special collections: over a million print volumes; over 50,000 serial titles; 612,000 pieces of microform; multiple electronic resources and databases.\\Vassar College created this LinkedIn page as a public forum where ideas can be shared, along with news and other communications about the college. We encourage open discussion about the topics we post but we reserve the right to manage this site and to remove comments, including those that have the following:\\• Off-topic comments\• Illegal activities\• Threats of violence\• Advertising\• Pornographic material\• Actual or attempted defamation\• Profanity, harassing, abusive, or hateful comments\• Copyrighted material ----- A historically prestigious college with a highly selective admissions process, Vassar College provides a small, scholastically oriented academic experience. Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the suburban Hudson Valley a couple of hours from New York City, Vassar has a history of selective admissions, with most students being in the top 20% of their class. Ranked for its exceptional and innovative academics, Vassar offers a wide range in terms of liberal arts, languages and sciences. Programs include highly specialized academic areas like American Culture, Chinese Studies, German Studies, Anthropology, and Victorian Studies. Artistic fields such as Film, Art and Music and scientific-oriented subjects such as Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology and Environmental Studies are also offered. In addition to working closely with faculty, students undertake internships, field work and research either at Vassar or at organizations nearby or in New York City. Since most students at Vassar are hungry for in-depth and rigorous academics, the majority of Vassar graduates go on to pursue master’s degrees in such fields as medicine, law, business and education. Additionally, Vassar is a leading producer of PhD candidates. Over 100 student organizations and over 1,600 events, which include lectures and presentations from world-renowned authors and scholars, student life on the Vassar campus is intellectually and culturally stimulating. For this reason, the majority of students choose to live in one of Vassar’s resident housing complexes. Financial aid offerings include grants, loans, scholarships and fellowships for eligible students in certain departments. For tuition information, contact Vassar College today.
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