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Vassar College

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Founded 1861
School type Private coeducational
President (on leave) Frances D. Fergusson
President (acting) M. Glen Johnson
Location Poughkeepsie, New York
Enrollment 2,400 undergraduates
Annual Fees $35,300
Campus surroundings Urban, park
Campus size 1,000 acres
Sports teams Brewers

Closeup of the Vassar Main Building
Vassar College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college situated in Poughkeepsie, New York and is one of the Seven Sisters schools.

The college was founded by its namesake, Matthew Vassar, in 1861 in the scenic Hudson Valley, approximately 70 miles north of New York City. Vassar is often praised for its beautiful campus—a 1000-acre lot of land marked by period and modern buildings—that is an arboretum. The great majority of students live on campus. It was an all women's college until 1969.

Today over two thousand students attend Vassar, including many international students. They are taught by over two hundred faculty members.


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