Vassar College

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Julia S
Eatontown, NJ30 contributions
Maybe I am biased as I went to college at Vassar. I love to stop by when I am in the area. With COVID, the campus is very quiet. I just love the beautiful architecture of the buildings, the intimate setting (everything is so walkable) and the beautiful Sunset Lake - such a great place to enjoy fall foliage!
Written October 20, 2020
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Roberta B
Pasadena, MD283 contributions
Couples
A self guided tour of the Vassar campus turned out to be a marvelous experience. Beautiful, stately academic buildings and dorms coupled with gorgeous gothic revival chapels, the school has a classic, historic feel.

The campus is relatively small serving a student population just under 2500. We found the few students encountered onsite during the winter break to be pleasant and helpful.

An interesting way to spend an hour, two or three if you find yourself with a little time while in Poughkeepsie.

Written January 4, 2020
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HNBISOFF
Bedford, Texas968 contributions
Couples
We were driving and saw Vassar College and drove through the campus. What a beautiful campus, situated on the Hudson River, the architecture of the building were beautiful. The history of the college is incredible. A beautiful place to go to college.
Written July 27, 2022
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tymetraveler222
Bay City, MI6,811 contributions
Friends
What a beautiful college this is. The buildings are stunning and an architectural delight. The entrances are especially interesting, as well as the library. A definite must if nearby. A great place to take a walk and sit on a bench under the lovely trees.
Written February 20, 2021
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Once Upon a Journey
Amsterdam, The Netherlands451 contributions
We walked around Vassar College, one of the historic Seven Sisters colleges, and enjoyed it so much!

The buildings and nature are so beautiful. A must-visit on campus is the  Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center with new and historical art from artists all around the world.
Written November 29, 2021
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Pryst
Staatsburg, NY283 contributions
Family
Vassar College is a lovely campus surrounded by an intriguing stone wall and set with impressive gates. It was founded in 1861 by the brewer Matthew Vassar as a women's school and is known as the second of the Seven Sisters, institutions of higher learning which formerly were reserved for women only.

I cannot comment on the quality of the education one receives at Vassar since I'm a Marist College professor and would be biased. I can say, though, that the campus is one of the most beautiful I've walked across. The Thompson library alone is simply astounding.One is in awe of the building from the outside but inside is just as amazing. Here you have one of the largest undergraduate collections of books in the United States and the experience in person is just as impressive as it sounds.

Unless one simply slips in through one of the openings in the stone wall near Raymond Avenue, one must go through the main gate and state one's business there. Visitors are welcome and their is no admittance fee of any kind. You will be directed to park in a designated area. Your other option is to park on Raymond Avenue and simply walk in through a side gate to take a look around. I believe tours were offered which no doubt provide one with greater insight into the art and architecture but I did not avail myself of one. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a must-see, though, with an incredible collection from the Hudson River School of painters. These exhibits could easily take you a day to enjoy fully but give yourself at least two hours.
Written January 24, 2017
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,685 contributions
Solo
The Vassar Campus, at least the part that the buildings were on, was nicely compact and easy to walk around in. What a beautiful old campus, straight out of the Ivy League handbook. For those students lucky enough to come here, have a great four years.

You are very lucky to be going to such a great school.
Written April 11, 2018
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Janet T
New York City, NY473 contributions
Couples
We stopped by on our way thru Poughkeepsie to see the museum. First impression the campus is beautiful. The museum is open free to the public, just to the right of the main gate. Small exhibit but I enjoyed it since we were in the area.
Written May 15, 2017
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Anne P
Williamstown, MA163 contributions
Family
If you are in Poughkeepsie the Vassar College Campus is worth a visit. The Campus is a nice place to walk and observe the varied architecture ranging from the old to more modern. Both the museum and the library are must visits. Vassar has one of the most beautiful libraries you will ever see with its beautiful architecture and stained glass windows. Usually there are interesting temporary exhibits at the library.

The Campus is also an arboretum.
Written September 8, 2016
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wildsparrow
New Haven, CT25 contributions
Solo
Living in the area, I am lucky to be able to attend concerts, art exhibits, dance presentations and chorales. The campus itself is quite lovely with many old stately trees and plenty of walking paths. The chapel has stained glass windows donated by previous alumni, and is usually open. The little Art Gallery on campus features some wonderful permanent works of a myriad of artists, from early Georgia O'Keefe to Paul Klee to Rembrandt to Pollock to Matisse to Rothko ... and more.
Written June 15, 2016
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