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Freedom to Discover

Vassar’s unique community is an environment that sparks curiosity. Everyone can discover their individual path beyond the edges to make a positive impact on the world.

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The Vassar curriculum is diverse, flexible, and fiercely bold. We were one of the country’s first colleges to experiment with interdepartmental courses in the early 20th century, and we have never stopped evolving. This is what makes a Vassar education future-facing.

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Student Life

Vassar’s community is full of character, collaboration, and diversity. People of all perspectives and backgrounds come here to learn, work, and live together in the proud tradition of a residential liberal arts college.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We celebrate our differences and our connections and provide resources that are committed to the healthy support of all members of our community.

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On Vassar’s 1,000-acre campus, students have access to timeless architecture blended with cutting-edge facilities.

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At Vassar, you’ll discover who you are, who you want to be, where you want to go, and how you can get there. We are committed to supporting your growth and success from day one.

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Poughkeepsie & The Hudson Valley

One of the country’s hidden gems is just off campus. Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley boast a variety of cultural experiences, dining, shopping, and 22 surrounding parks.

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