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Vassar College


Vassar College

Vassar College

Vassar College is a private, highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States. With 2,475 undergraduates, Vassar is known for its small class sizes and strong emphasis on teaching. Vassar’s curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs. The college was among the first to teach cognitive science, psychology, and Russian studies, and among the first to experiment with interdepartmental courses in the early 1900s.

The Vassar campus comprises over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and more than 100 buildings, including two National Historic Landmarks, ranging in style from Collegiate Gothic to International, designed over the course of the college’s history by a range of prominent architects, including James Renwick Jr., Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, and Cesar Pelli. A designated arboretum, the campus features more than 200 species of trees, a native plant preserve, and a 400-acre (1.6 km2) ecological preserve. Founded as a women’s college in 1861, it became coeducational in 1969.

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Vassar College Tuition and Fees

Tuition $ 42,560
Room and Board $ 10,080
Student Activity Fee $ 285
Health Service Fee $ 345
Total $ 53,270
In addition, students should anticipate $2,150 for books, supplies, and personal expenses, and an allowance for transportation to and from the campus.

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