Vassar College

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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.

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