Vassar College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

What began as one of the country’s premier women’s colleges has evolved into a highly selective, liberal arts college for a diverse population of men and women. Vassar College is situated 75 miles north of New York City on 1,000 beautiful acres. The nearly 2,450 students who attend Vassar (all undergrads) find tremendous resources in a wide range of disciplines. For art history buffs, there’s the Loeb Art Center with over 18,000 works of art. For music aficionados, consider the Steinway pianos (over 65!) at your disposal. And for future astronomers, there’s the college’s two state-of-the-art reflecting telescopes. Students seeking research opportunities will appreciate Vassar’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute, which places approximately 60 students in the labs of the college’s top faculty. This summer students had the opportunity to study everything from “Using Online Games to Study Human Cognition” to “Detecting Hidden Planets in the Process of Formation.” With over 1,000 events scheduled annually, there’s never a shortage of on-campus happenings.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of John Abbott/Vassar College

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.