Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
75%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
40
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
Hispanic
8%
White
58%
Multiracial
9%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
14%
Student Organizations
170
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
97%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
96%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Brewers
School Colors
rose and grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
200
Total Female Athletes
195
Intramural Sports
12
Sports Club
3
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
Vassar College Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.21 Average Rating
Vassar has been contracting with Aramark for a past couple years, which hasn't had a good track record when it comes to quality of food. Food on campus is also outrageously overpriced. The good thing is that the ACDC is all you can eat for a meal swipe, and taking fruit with you or containers full of food help you get what you paid for. However, some days, the food is almost inedible. Luckily, there are many cheap eats off campus and the Retreat, which is a grab-and-go dining option, usually has something for everyone's taste buds.
Kimberly from Omaha, NE
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.
Monica from Stockton, CA
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.
animecrazy
We have so many cool eateries on campus alone; the Deece, the Retreat, the Mug, the Express AND a food truck that goes around campus. Not to mention, the school hooks you up with a card that you can use at the food places off campus. That being said, the food can get kind of repetitive, and it'll be hard not to use up all your card money in one semester out of two.
Jade from Sparrow Bush, NY
beautiful dorms
Olivia
There's one dining hall, a pay-as-you-go cafe-type place, and a bunch of places to get coffee and snacks. A lot of people get sick of the dining hall, but I don't mind it. They have a decent variety. They always have a salad bar, bagels, fruit, a stir-fry station, cereal, a sandwich bar, dessert, a grill option, and a hot-food option. They often also have other options, though they have less on the weekends. The cafe, called The Retreat, is much better, but it works on a different paying system, so you can't just eat there all the time. There's also a smoothie/milkshake type place above the dining hall that opens after the dining hall closes that many students frequent. It's open fairly late into the night.
Zoe from Danbury, CT