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Vassar College

Motto: None
Established 1861
Type: Private coeducational
Endowment: $842 million
President: Catharine Bond Hill (2006-)
Undergraduates: 2,475
Location Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Campus: Urban, suburban, park; 1,250 acres (4 km²)
Annual Fees: $46,685 (2007–2008)
Mascot: Brewer
Website: www.vassar.edu info.vassar.edu

Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a women's college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational.[1] As of the August 2007 printing of "America's Best Colleges 2008", U.S. News & World Report ranks it #11 among liberal arts colleges in the United States. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill is the current president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She began in 2006, after former president Frances D. Ferguson stepped down. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the state. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Poughkeepsie redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Seven Sisters is the name given in 1927 to seven liberal arts womens colleges in the Northern United States. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ...



Originally a women's college, Vassar is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. It was founded by its namesake, brewer Matthew Vassar, in 1861 in the Hudson Valley, about 70 mi (100 km) north of New York City. The first person appointed to the Vassar faculty was the astronomer Maria Mitchell, in 1865. Vassar adopted coeducation in 1969 after declining an offer to merge with Yale University. However, immediately following World War II, Vassar accepted a very small number of male students on the G.I. Bill. Because Vassar's charter prohibited male matriculants, the graduates were given diplomas via the University of the State of New York. These were reissued under the Vassar title after the school formally became co-ed.[2] Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... This is a timeline of womens colleges in the United States. ... Matthew Vassar (April 29, 1792–June 23, 1868) was a U.S. (English-born) brewer and merchant. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... Maria Mitchell Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer. ... Yale redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the G.I. Bill) provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G.I.s) as well as one year of unemployment compensation. ... The University of the State of New York (USNY; acronym usually pronounced USE-nee) is the governmental umbrella organization of the US state of New York which is responsible for most institutions and much of the personnel that are in any way connected to formal educational functions (public and private...

Closeup of Vassar's Main Building
Closeup of Vassar's Main Building

Vassar's campus, also an arboretum[3], is 1,000 acres (4 km²) marked by period and modern buildings. The great majority of students live on campus. The renovated library has unusually large holdings for a college of its size. It includes special collections of Albert Einstein, Mary McCarthy, and Elizabeth Bishop. Vassar Collge Main Building Closeup. ... Vassar Collge Main Building Closeup. ... This article is about a type of botanical garden. ... “Einstein” redirects here. ... Mary Therese McCarthy (June 21, 1912 – October 25, 1989) was an American author and critic. ... Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979), was an American poet and writer. ...

In its early years, Vassar was associated with the social elite of the Protestant establishment. E. Digby Baltzell writes that "upper-class WASP families ... educated their children at ... colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Vassar, and Smith among other elite colleges."[4] Before becoming President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a Trustee.[5] E. Digby Baltzell E. Digby Baltzell (Edward Digby Baltzell) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1915 to a wealthy, Episcopalian family. ... White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, commonly abbreviated to the acronym WASP, is a term which originated in the United States. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, founded in 1636 by the Massachusetts Legislature. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Smith College is a private, independent womens liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts. ...

In recent freshman classes, minority students have comprised up to 27% of matriculants. International students from over 45 countries comprise 8% of the student body. In May of 2007, falling in with its commitment to diverse and equitable education, Vassar returned to a need-blind admissions policy wherein students are admitted by their academic and personal qualities, without regard to financial status. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...

Roughly 2,400 students attend Vassar. About 60% come from public high schools, and 40% come from private schools (both independent and religious). The overall female-to-male ratio is about 60:40, slightly above the standard for a liberal arts college. More than 85% of graduates pursue advanced study within five years of graduation. They are taught by more than 270 faculty members, virtually all of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. Private schools, in the United States, Australia, Scotland, and other English-speaking countries, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ...

Vassar president Frances D. Fergusson served for two decades, longer than almost any other president of a comparable liberal arts college. She retired in the spring of 2006, and was replaced on July 1 by Catharine Bond Hill, former provost at Williams College. Frances Daly Fergusson has served as president of Vassar College since 1986. ... Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill is the current president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She began in 2006, after former president Frances D. Ferguson stepped down. ... Williams College is a private, liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...

The Miscellany News has been the weekly paper of the college since 1866, making it one of the oldest college weeklies in the United States. It is available for free most Thursdays when school is in session. All article content can be accessed at http://misc.vassar.edu. // The Miscellany News is the oldest publication of Vassar College, and one of the oldest college weekly newspapers in the United States. ...


Vassar confers the A.B. degree in more than 50 majors, including the Independent Major, in which a student may design a major, as well as various interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields of study. Students also participate in such programs as the Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP) which offers courses in Hindi, Irish/Gaelic, Korean, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish, and Yiddish. Vassar has a flexible curriculum intended to promote breadth in studies. While each field of study has specific requirements for majors, the only universal requirements for graduation are proficiency in a foreign language, a quantitative course, and a freshman writing course. Students are also strongly encouraged to study abroad, which they typically do during one or two semesters of their junior year. Students (usually juniors) may apply for a year or a semester away either in the U.S. or abroad. Vassar sponsors programs in China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco and Spain; students may also join preapproved programs offered by other colleges. Students may also apply for approved programs at various U.S. institutions, including the historically Black colleges and members of the Twelve College Exchange. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ...

All classes are taught by members of the faculty, and there are almost no graduate students and no teachers' assistants. The most popular majors are English, political science, psychology, and economics. Vassar also offers a variety of correlate sequences, or minors, for intensive study in many disciplines. English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...

Admissions rankings

Vassar College is a leading undergraduate institution in the United States and the world. Vassar is consistently ranked among the top one percent of colleges and universities in the United States and has been a front runner in higher education for nearly a century and a half. Numerous external ratings have confirmed Vassar’s status as one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States. For example, Vassar was named the 1999 Time Magazine/Princeton Review “College of the Year”; the annual US News & World Report college rankings lists Vassar as one of the top 15 colleges in the United States; and the 2002 Princeton Review rankings called Vassar’s students the happiest in the country and the campus one of the two most beautiful.Barron's has placed Vassar in its "most competitive" category for admissions. It is ranked #11 among liberal arts colleges by U.S.News & World Report, tied with Claremont McKenna College, Grinnell College, and Wesleyan University. For its class of 2011, it had an acceptance rate of 28.6%. The Princeton Review gave Vassar a selectivity rating of 97 out of 100 in its 2006 edition. The most recent median SAT score for accepted students is 2110 and 1432 (counting only math and critical reading scores.) The average high school GPA of the student body is 3.7 on a 4.0 scale, with over three quarters of the students ranked in the top 10% of their classes. Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine from Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1933 as United States News, which in 1948 merged with World Report. ... A member of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont McKenna College is a small, highly selective, private coeducational, liberal arts college enrolling about 1100 students with a curricular emphasis on government, economics, and public policy. ... Grinnell students celebrate the end of the semester outside Gates Residence Hall in May 2006. ... Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1831 and located in Middletown, Connecticut. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


Vassar is home to one of the largest undergraduate library collections in the world. When Vassar opened in 1865, the library was a mere single room in Main with a collection of only three thousand books. In 1893 Frederick Thompson, a Vassar trustee, gave the college an extension to Main Building that served as a library until the new Thompson building was completed in 1905. In 1937 funds derived from his bequest built an additional Art Library to the south which leads to Taylor Hall. That part of the structure is known as the Van Ingen Art Library, in memory of Henry Van Ingen, professor of art at Vassar from 1865 to 1898.

Vassar's Thompson Library

Architecturally, the style of the building is perpendicular Gothic, with many embellishments. The general plan of the building is three wings built about a central tower. Rising with buttressed walls, the tower is crowned with battlements and pinnacles. Flanking the entrance, below the ceiling windows in the central hall, is a stone frieze of college and university seals--Cambridge, Oxford, Bryn Mawr, and Smith. On the right above the outside door is the "Veritas" of Harvard; on the left the "Lux et Veritas" of Yale. Below the frieze of seals in the central hall hang five seventeenth-century Flemish Gobelin tapestries portraying Apuleius' romance of Cupid and Psyche. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,022 × 1,264 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,022 × 1,264 pixels, file size: 1. ...

In the West Wing is the Cornaro Stained-Glass Window commissioned for the library from Louis Comfort Tiffany and installed in 1906. The image shows Lady Elena Lucretia Cornaro-Piscopia, a young Venetian who had previously been denied the Doctor of Theology degree as a woman, receiving her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Padua. She is thought to be the first woman to earn this degree in European history. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) circa 1908 Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass and is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and...

In 2001, the Martha Rivers and E. Bronson Ingram Library was built. A principal feature of this new addition is the Catherine Pelton Durrell Archives and Special Collections which houses the Francis Fitz Randolph Rare Book Room as well as exhibit, storage, teaching and reading areas. Ingram Library also includes Reserve Services, studies for faculty members, the periodical collections, the Class of 1951 Reading Room, the library classroom and staff offices. A major renovation to Thompson Library was also completed in 2001.

The library collection today - which actually encompasses seven total libraries at Vassar - contains over 1.587 million volumes and 7,500 serial, periodical and newspaper titles, as well as an extensive collection of microfilm and microfiche. [6]

Presidents of Vassar College

Name Dates
Milo P. Jewett 1861–1864
John H. Raymond 1864–1878
Samuel L. Caldwell 1878–1885
James Monroe Taylor 1886–1914
Henry Noble MacCracken 1915–1946
Sarah Gibson Blanding 1946–1964
Alan Simpson 1964–1977
Virginia B. Smith 1977–1986
Frances D. Fergusson 1986–2006
Catharine "Cappy" Bond Hill 2006—

Milo Parker Jewett (1808 - 1882) was a U.S. educator. ... Sarah Gibson Blanding Sarah Gibson Blanding (November 22, 1898—March 3, 1985) was an American educator and academic administrator who served Vassar’s sixth president (1946-1964) and its first female president. ... Frances Daly Fergusson has served as president of Vassar College since 1986. ...


Vassar competes in Division III of the NCAA, as a member of the Liberty League. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Liberty League is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of New York. ...

Vassar College currently offers the following varsity athletics: - Men's and Women's Basketball - Baseball (Men only) - Cross-Country - Fencing - Field Hockey (Women only) - Golf (Women only) - Lacrosse - Rowing - Soccer - Squash - Swimming/Diving - Tennis - Volleyball Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball...

Club Sports which compete in NCAA competition - Track and Field

Other club sports - Rugby (Men's and Women's) - Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's) - Equestrian Team - Cycling Team (Competes in ECCC)

Basketball plays in the new Athletics and Fitness Center. Volleyball plays in Kenyon Hall, reopened in 2006. Soccer, Baseball, Field Hockey and Lacrosse all play at the Prentiss Fields by the Town Houses, which will be completely renovated starting in November 2006 to include new fields for all teams and a new track.

On April 28th and 29th, the Vassar Cycling Team hosted the Eastern Conference Championships in Collegiate Cycling in Poughkeepsie and New Paltz, NY. The competition included a 98 mile road race over the Gunks in New Paltz as well as a Criterium in Poughkeepsie just blocks from the school's campus.


Vassar College has a strong reputation in theater through its Drama Department and its multiple student theater groups. The oldest theater group on campus is Philaletheis, which was founded in 1865 as a literary society. It has now become a completely student run theater group. Others include Unbound, Woodshed, and the Shakespeare troupe. Performances are done all over campus including in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater which is an all student run black box theater. The college also hosts the Powerhouse Summer Theater workshop series.


Vassar College in an engraving from 1862.
Vassar College in an engraving from 1862.

The Vassar campus has several buildings of architectural interest. Main Building, sometimes known as Old Main, formerly housed the entire college, including classrooms, dormitories, museum, library, and dining halls. The building was designed by Smithsonian architect James Renwick Jr. and was completed in 1865. It was preceded on campus by the original observatory. Both buildings are National Historic Landmarks. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x972, 289 KB) Summary From the Library of Congress Metadata: TITLE: Vassar female college, egidius CALL NUMBER: PGA - Ferd, Mayor & Co. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x972, 289 KB) Summary From the Library of Congress Metadata: TITLE: Vassar female college, egidius CALL NUMBER: PGA - Ferd, Mayor & Co. ... Main Building, sometimes referred to as Old Main or Old College is on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... James Renwick Jr. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Vassar College Observatory stands today at Vassar College in New York. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...

Many beautiful old brick buildings are scattered throughout the campus, but there are also several modern and contemporary structures of architectural interest. Ferry House, a student cooperative, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1951. Noyes House was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. A good example of an attempt to use passive solar design can be seen in the Mudd Chemistry Building by Perry Dean Rogers. More recently, New Haven architect César Pelli was asked to design the Lehman Loeb Art Center, which was completed in the early 1990s. In 2003, Pelli also worked on the renovation of Main Building Lobby and the conversion of the Avery Hall theater into the $25 million Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, which preserved the original 1860s facade but was an entirely new structure. For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation). ... Marcel Lajos Breuer (May 21, 1902 Pécs, Hungary – July 1, 1981 New York City), architect and furniture designer, was an influential Hungarian-born modernist of Jewish descent. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saarinens Gateway Arch frames The Old Courthouse, which sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, near the rivers edge. ... Solar panels are used in passive and active solar hot water systems Passive solar technologies convert sunlight into usable heat, cause air-movement for ventilation or cooling, or store heat for future use, without the assistance of other energy sources. ... muu Cesar Pelli (born October 12, 1926 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina) is a noted Argentine architect known for designing some of the worlds tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ...

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

The art collection at Vassar dates to the founding of the College, when Matthew Vassar provided an extensive collection of Hudson River School paintings to be displayed in the Main Building. Referred to as the Magoon Collection, it continues to be one of the best in the nation for Hudson River School paintings. The Frances Lehman Loeb Gallery displays a selection of Vassar's 17,000 articles of art in the building designed by Cesar Pelli (see Architecture). Today, the gallery's collection displays art from the ancient world up through contemporary works. The collection includes work by European masters such Brueghel, Doré, Picasso, Balthus, Bacon, Vuillard, Cézanne, Braque and Bonnard, as well as examples from leading twentieth-century American painters Jackson Pollock, Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, and Ben Shahn. The Loeb's works on paper represent a major collection in the United States, with prints by Rembrandt (including important impressions of the "Hundred Guilder Print" and the "Three Trees") and Durer as well as photographs by Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, and others. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a teaching museum, art repository, and exhibition space on the campus of Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. It was originally founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. ... Brueghel or Bruegel (Pronounced in Dutch) was the name of several Dutch/Flemish painters from the same family line: Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c. ... Doré photographed by Felix Nadar. ... A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Nude with arms raised, oil on canvas, 1951 by Balthus Balthazar Klossowski de Rola (February 29, 1908 in Paris – February 18, 2001) was an esteemed Polish/French modern artist whose work was ultimately anti-modern. ... For other uses, see Bacon (disambiguation). ... Edouard Vuillard, Self-Portrait, 1889, oil on canvas Jean-Édouard Vuillard (November 11, 1868 - June 21, 1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis. ... Vase of Flowers (1876) Oil on canvas Paul Cézanne (January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906) was a French painter who represents the bridge from impressionism to cubism. ... ] Categories: People stubs | Modern artists | French painters | French sculptors | 1882 births | 1963 deaths | Cubism ... Pierre Bonnard, The Dining Room in the Country, 1913 Pierre Bonnard (October 3, 1867 – January 23, 1947) was a French painter and printmaker. ... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... Agnes Martin (March 22, 1912 – December 16, 2004) was a Canadian-American minimalist painter. ... Mark Rothkos painting 1957 # 20 (1957) Mark Rothko born Marcus Rothkowitz (September 25, 1903–February 25, 1970) was a Russian-born American painter and printmaker who is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he rejected not only the label but even being an abstract painter. ... Marsden Hartley (January 4, 1877 - September 2, 1943) was an American painter and poet in the early 20th century. ... Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1950 Georgia OKeeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. ... Self-Portrait at Easel, 1932, by Charles Sheeler Charles Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th century. ... Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 - March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist, muralist, social activist, photographer and teacher. ... This article is about the Dutch artist. ... Self-Portrait, 1493, Oil on Canvas Albrecht Dürer (May 21, 1471 - April 6, 1528) was a German painter, wood carver and engraver. ... Cindy Sherman (born January 19, 1954 in Bay ridge, New York) is an American photographer and film director known for her conceptual self-portraits. ... Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer, noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society, such as tranvestites, dwarves, giants, prostitutes, and ordinary citizens in poses and settings conveying a disturbing uncanniness. ...

After Vassar

75-80% of Vassar graduates plan to pursue advanced study within 5 years of graduation. Graduates are accepted regularly at top-ranking schools of law, medicine, business, and education. Vassar is a leader in producing Ph.D. candidates. The Office of Career Development provides counseling and connections with hundreds of top employers nationwide.[citation needed]

Notable Faculty and Alumni

Main article: List of Vassar College people

This is a list of notable faculty and alumnae/alumni of Vassar College. ...


  • Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993 (2nd edition).

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor of History at Smith College. ...


  1. ^ Vassar Firsts. Retrieved on 2006-05-19.
  2. ^ Vassar's Vets: Forgotten Grads. Retrieved on 2007-08-11.
  3. ^ Frances Daley Fergusson: Creating a campus that inspires. Retrieved on 2007-08-11.
  4. ^ Baltzell, E. Digby (1994). Judgment and Sensibility: Religion and Stratification. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 1-56000-048-1. , p. 8
  5. ^ Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Local Trustee. Retrieved on 2007-08-11.
  6. ^ Vassar College Libraries. Retrieved on 2007-10-18.

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