Vassar College

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Vassar College
Former name
Vassar Female College[1]
TypePrivate liberal arts college
Established1861; 163 years ago (1861)
Endowment$1.10 billion (2020)[2]
PresidentElizabeth H. Bradley
Academic staff
355 (2019)[3]
Undergraduates2,441 (2019)
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban; 1,000 acres (400 ha)[4]
NewspaperThe Miscellany News
ColorsBurgundy and gray[5]
MascotThe Brewer[6]

Vassar College (/ˈvæsər/ VASS-ər) is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. It was founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar. It was the second degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States. It became coeducational in 1969.

It was a member of the Seven Sisters, seven historical woman's colleges.

References[change | change source]

  1. Honan, William H. (May 14, 2000). "Three Decades of Men at Vassar". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  2. As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  3. "Vassar College Common Data Set 2019-2020, Part I" (PDF). Vassar College.
  4. "About Vassar". Vassar College. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  5. "Color - Style Guidelines". Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  6. O'Connor, Acacia (October 8, 2004). "Vassar mascot suits school's spirit". The Miscellany News. Retrieved February 5, 2015.