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Vassar College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Music Library Art Library Visual Resource Library Archives and Special Collections

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 888,745 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 6,566 current serial subscriptions.
  • 692,581 microforms.
  • 180,583 Audio/Visual items.
  • 302,740 e-books.

Museums & Art

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Other

Campus Resources

  • 350 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 700 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 250 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 250 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,350 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,200 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 95% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 40% of housing units are Singles.
  • 29% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 6% of housing units are Triples.
  • 24% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 14 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 93% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Founder's Day, Serenading, I Won't Grow Up Day, Equal Rights Awareness Week, Iron Chef, Vassar Idol, Menage a Ha, Drama, A Cappela, Mr Vassar Contest
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 105 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alive-Christian Acappella, Vassar Jewish Union, Yafeyfiyah, Vassar Christian; Fellowship, Vassar Catholic Community, Unitarian Universalists, Episcopal/Angelican Church @VC, Vassar Buddhist Sangha, Pagan Study Group, Vassar Islamic Society
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Union, Caribbean Students Assoc, M. E. C. H. A. , Poder Latino, Asian Students Alliance, Council of Black Seniors, South Asian Students Alliance, Black Students Union, International Students Organization, JAMAAT, Asian Quilt, Asian Film and Media Club.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Equestrian Club, Film League, Outing Club, Ski Team, Shakespeare Troupe, WVKR, Habitat for Humanity, Philalethesis, Phocus, Sailing Team, Queer Coalition, Polo Team, Non-Human Students Org, Moderate Independent Conservative Alliance, Barefoot Monkeys, Improv, Amnesty International, Cycling Team, Happily Every Laughter, Hungar Action Committee, Phocus, The Rock N Roll Club, The Student Activist Union, Vassar Greens, Vassar Teknowledgy, Ultimate.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Miscellany News - Weekly;

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Newburgh, NY (30), LaGuardia, NYC (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Poughkeepsie (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 39% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 71% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,140
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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