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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fostering relationships with professors inside and outside the classroom has been the best part of my experience so far. Professors genuinely care about your lives and want to see you succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was able to earn an internship and other job offers as a result of the "Vassar" name.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others, but my experience with housing has been very positive (excellent roommate, clean bathroom, wonderful House community). However, space was an issue in my double.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: People on campus tend not to care about athletics too much, though people on teams (from what I gather) seem to be happy and taken care of.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Vassar is not without flaws (administration issues, subpar dining services, lack of diversity of thought, etc.), but has served as a second home for me. Academics and student life are phenomenal.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've loved all my classes and all my professors! Class sizes are small, so I am always able to get to know my professors personally. They care about the success of their students, which reflects in their teaching!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many job and internship prospects at Vassar, and the alumni network is vast. Career services are easily accessible and very helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security seems pretty minimal, although campus crime hasn't been too much of an issue from what I've seen. Despite the lack of security, I still feel pretty safe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Vassar College is unique in that it is a fairly small close knit community of highly motivated and intelligent yet noncompetitive students, among whom I was quickly able to find my place and strive to be the best I can be while also having a lot of fun!

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3 College Senior

Academics: difficult to get classes you want

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1 College Senior

Diversity: diversity is connected to perspective-as is 'minority status'

as a white straight male i was in the minority...and there is NO acceptance

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: far too many are concerned with getting a positive review on ratemyprofessor.com

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: i was looking for a school which invites discussion and is accepting of differing opinions. what i found was a place which caters to those who were picked on in high school because they are different...and now they do the same to others. i am a white, male, heterosexual who likes art,music and literature. if you are similar stay as far away from here as possible-you will be treated like charles manson. i had no idea my 'white privilege' (i am on scholarship and come from a lower-middle class broken home...but trust me i am fine) would grant others the opportunity to bash me at will. to make matters worse, the majority of the teachers and the classes regardless of subject ALL focus on race, gender, sex, discrimination, safe spaces, the end of the first amendment, and close minded liberals who are overly sensitive. stay away!

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Athletics: vassar is not a school focused on athletics

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Vassar College is mostly safe due to a great presence of security and other similar services. However, people should be careful of their belongings and of each other. In addition, there are those blue light stations around campus that people can easily use for emergencies and concerns relating to safety. But they are not evenly dispersed throughout campus to the point that there are places where there were none of those stations nearby.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are usually small so there are more opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions during class. Professors are also more accessible to students through office hours and appointments, which are very helpful for students struggling in class, trying to figure out future opportunities, or just want to talk to them more about a certain topic of interest. Furthermore, there are a huge variety of interesting courses to take especially when Vassar only has three core requirements--a quantitative analysis (math and science-based) course, a freshman writing seminar, and familiarity with a foreign language (whether through a year-long course, AP/SAT Subject test, or testing out).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I found the career center very helpful because they provide many opportunities to learn more about career prospects such as workshops, drop-in hours, and other events. However, I am not at the point when I really need to figure out my career prospects yet in order to fully appreciate those kinds of services at my college.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Vassar College don't have Greek life, but there are other places available for partying such as the Mug or the Town Apartments (TA's).

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are varsity sports, intramural, and club sport teams available for students interested in sports, but they are not widely popular or attended by other students at Vassar. I don't even know much about the sports teams, and I never went to a sport game before as of now. In addition, sports are not as big as in other schools because Vassar don't have football or a cheerleader team. However, the sport teams played pretty well despite not having a great presence on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I have enjoyed my time at Vassar College so far. The people here are so friendly and eager to support me whenever I have concerns. Also, I appreciate the efforts that Vassar College tried to put into making a more open and diverse campus despite some complications along the way. If I did the application process all over again, I would still choose to go to Vassar (if I got accepted).

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's fun, there are the town houses, the terrace apartments and the mug but you often have to look for stuff going on

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It has a good impact as you can make a lot of friends at parties when they do happen.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is diversity in terms of race, sexuality, religion etc. Not much variation in political beliefs.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are good, most people study in the library. Very difficult though so you have to work for your grades.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fun, social spaces, the bathrooms are clean and the facilities are acceptable to us.

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Perhaps it's all the marijuana on campus, but Vassar students, for the most part, seem happy. As a matter of fact, Vassar students were ranked the second happiest student body in the country in 2002. And what's not to be happy about? Vassar students are spoiled with brilliant professors who spend most waking hours teaching and mentoring their students. Among breathtaking campus facilities and endless acres of greenery to play on, you'll find academic freedom and a highly-intellectual and interesting student body. There are an infinite number of activities with which to busy yourself, and a social environment as open as a Colorado sky.

Probably the biggest complaint among students is the small size and "bubble-like" quality of Vassar living, which at times can be limiting. But few schools have a community this small and as liberating and far from the social hierarchies of high school as Vassar's. At Vassar, it's not about fitting in; it's not even about fitting. The school is full of independent-minded individuals, some of whom are athletes, performers, comedians, musicians, artists, tree-hugging hippies, political and social activists, and some whom are all or none of the above. You won't be pigeonholed into a particular identity; you can be a flip-flopper at Vassar. Vassar is not necessarily "real life," but it is a place that affords the opportunity for students to develop close relationships with their professors and each other, to try things they have never done before, and to create a large impact on a small community. You will learn a lot at Vassar, as academics are demanding and spill over into every facet of student life. You will bounce around ideas with other students and your professors all day and night long. You will be supported, while at the same time, be given a great deal of freedom. After four years at Vassar, you will be ready to go, while at the same time, never wanting to leave.

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