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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Good financial aid for low-income students.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty nice if you want to get away from having to deal with Vassar security, neighbors, and meal plans. It only means that you have to deal with real police, real adult neighbors, and cook for yourself. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it!

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Don't go to Julie's! It might seem like a nice place to have breakfast, but they are a total rip off! I recommend the Big Tomato.

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3 College Junior

Administration: If you throw a party in your dorm that has alcohol and there is an underage person in your room, you will be banned from ever throwing another party. Even when you're a senior. I think thats a bit much, but besides that its not that strict.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: The THs are the only place you can attend a decent party,and even those are pretty weak. The music is basic, the dancing is kind of sad, and everyone is packed together like sardines in a can. Once in a blue moon, you will have a lot of fun in a TH party and that will be your excuse for going every weekend in the hopes for another fun night.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Vassar has a lot of money. They gave me a lot in the beginning, but then for one reason or the other, charged me more for the next two years. The financial aid officers can be kind of patronizing but most are very understanding.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The all campus dining center gets a bad rep for having crappy food, but really i think its the repetitiveness that gets to me. Also the blandness. All in all, its not that bad but the whole campus would rather get more dining bucks for the retreat in the place of meal swipes.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Everything is close by, and the campus is pretty beautiful. Coming from a low-income family, my room back home is super small. My room at Vassar is about 3 times as big. The floors in the hallways and the bathrooms could be cleaned more often, but beside that, its pretty great.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Exemplary professors - warm, welcoming, accessible, sharp - I can't imagine a more perfect education!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is a never-ending number of things to do every day!

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is friendly, attractive, smart and interesting at Vassar!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Vassar's chill students and professors!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is where most people eat in the end, because on campus is terrible.

3 College Junior

Administration: I wish they would crack down on drugs and underage drinkers.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They give aid, but I wouldn't say they cover 100% of need as they claim. Trying to get things covered is such a hassle and most of the time they say no.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: The quality of food is poor, and its prepared poorly. Not much variety, same things over and over. No nice berries, just frozen berry mix. Can no longer swipe for other people, which is bogus. The online menu is wrong and nonexistent fall semester. The retreat is nice, but I can't spend meal swipes there. A meal swipe is worth too much for the little I get with it.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice, I wish we could use tacks on the walls. The bathrooms are a bit odd as well.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They will do their best to keep you safe and healthy.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Many athletes around, but sports games are hardly attended.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't dealt with the system. ~92.5% of students live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A good amount of options to spice up the dull on-campus options, but not a ton. Decently priced for the average student.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration hasn't always made the best choices in terms of making everyone happy on campus, but they are trying. There has been a lot of unrest among the students this year due to shortcomings on behalf of the administration, but measures are being taken to right the wrongs and move in the right direction.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone I know has gotten substational assistance from the school.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The lack of frats and sororities create a more friendly and accessible party scene for everyone. Also, because of Vassar seclusion from the city, more events occur on campus every weekend.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Deece doesn't deserve ALL the hate it gets, as the food service does listen to students and tries to improve the options and accommodate everyone. The biggest limitation of the food system is the lack of options on campus. Luckily, there are a lot of very good local restaurants that are about a 5-minute's walk away from the dorms.

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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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