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Vassar College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,408
Total Undergrads
Including 45 Part-time
666
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,697)
12
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,427)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Fencing 17 18 - -
Field Hockey - 19 - Yes
Golf - 5 - Yes
Lacrosse 21 19 - -
Soccer 28 26 - Yes
Squash 16 12 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 11 21 - -
Tennis 10 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor 22 24 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 15 22 - -
Volleyball 10 15 - Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.7%
Hispanic 7.4%
Non-resident alien 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 69.1%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 11
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Zoe from Danbury, CT
  • 4
  • The dorms aren't bad. Some dorms have bigger rooms than others, but I've found that it's more about the people you're with than the actual rooms. They're good enough that…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Storm from Rialto, CA
  • 5
  • AMAZING! To me there is half great dorms and half good dorms, so pray the sorting hat gives you beautiful dorms like Main, Davidson, Cushing and Jewett, but the others…

  • May-12-2013 Read More
  • Marie from San Dimas, CA
  • 5
  • the dorm life is amazing here at vassar. each dorm is actually a house and has a house team, house fellows, and student fellows. the house team is comprised…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Cierra from Edmond, OK
  • 3
  • Don't live in Raymond! (Haha, just kidding) Vassar has 9 dorms and none of them are absolutely terrible. They all have something about them that makes you say eh. However,…

  • May-11-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is above average and there are options for any and all dietary restrictions/limitations/preferences.

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  • 4
  • Alison from Stony Brook, NY
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    ACDC is great most of time. Our other option, the retreat, also has good food. The only real downside is how expensive campus dinning is. On the up side, If you don' like our delicious DC food, there are tons of places right across the street from campus.

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  • 3
  • Monica from Stockton, CA
  • Oct-16-2013 I am a current student here

    It's hit-or-miss....Some days it's amazing, some days it's unsatisfying, boring and/or gross. It really depends on the day, but that seems to be the case at most schools for the most part. Luckily, we get meal swipes and a ton of dining bucks, so when the ACDC (Deece) sucks, we can go to the Retreat and get food from there, or even get something from either the Kiosk, Express Lunch, or UpC (from 7 pm - 2 am). We have tons of vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options.

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  • 5
  • animecrazy
  • Jun-29-2013 I am a current student here

    I really liked the on-campus food, although I know not a lot of people share this view. I wasn't offered a lot of variety in my household, so I really enjoy the variety at ACDC. And the food is always fresh, so I don't see what the problem is.

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  • 1
  • Storm from Rialto, CA
  • May-12-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is all healthy!!! Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, Peanut free, allergen free, flavor free! If you love eating healthy than you will love Vassar dining center, but if you are a meat eater like me and was planning to be glutenous and eat a steak, fast food, and chicken all day than you will be terribly surprised. Luckily the Culinary Institute of America is close by so their are great options for real food instead of rabbit food.

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  • 2
  • Cierra from Edmond, OK
  • May-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The Deece needs to upgrade it's menu. There are times where you will leave the Deece hungry. It caters to vegetarians which is a good thing. The Retreat is also nice, it's more like a store or food court but way smaller.

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  • 2
  • Chloe from Pennsylvania
  • Aug-13-2012 I am a current student here

    There are only two places to eat on campus. The main dining hall is a ht or a miss, but there is always a stir fry station with fresh veggies and spices. I heard they are changing the dinning company this year, so things may be better next year.

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  • 3
  • Shani from Kingshill, VI
  • Jun-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Not going to lie to you. The food at the dining hall isn't all that good but we do have our own little cafe of sorts where you can get really good hot food or just some snacks between classes. We also have Tasty Tuesdays, which is when some of the different restaurants in the area come in and sell food on campus. You have fusion, indian, caribbean, and I think greek (?). Point is there are a lot of options.

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  • 5
  • Iyana from Southfield, MI
  • Jun-03-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    THE FOOD WAS GREAT. THAT IS ALL. No, but really, the food was awesome. There is a vegetarian/vegan option for those out there, and in certain parts of the day (as in meal times) you can personalize your food. (I once had an omelet that a chef personalized for me). The desert is great and the hall is big and and full of space. There are also little cafes and such around campus for lighter meals and snacks.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Cierra from Edmond, OK
  • May-11-2013 I am a current student here

    None. None. NONE. Oh wait, possibly those who are athletes could be considered in a frat or sorority. We're all SOOOO close. (not true)

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  • 0
  • Iyana from Southfield, MI
  • Jun-03-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    No Greek Life. But the ultimate Frisbee team is pretty much one big group of their own.

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