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Mid-Hudson bridge across the Hudson River
A group of students row on the Hudson River early in the morning

The Hudson Valley

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, NY, a historic city in the scenic Hudson Valley. The greater Poughkeepsie area is home to about 100,000 people and offers an array of opportunities for our students to explore, including a vibrant arts scene, beautiful hiking trails, and a wealth of historic sites.

Explore Our Surroundings

Vassar’s location offers something for everyone—whether you’re interested in attending vibrant community events, sampling excellent food, enjoying the outdoors, or visiting unique local stores and museums.

“One of the nicest areas in Poughkeepsie to stroll, shop, and get a bite to eat is the Vassar College area.”

Robyn Taylor, DJ, 101.5 WPDH

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