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I was one of about fourteen students majoringSuper BrilliantMath
I was one of about fourteen students majoring in mathematics among my graduating class. Not only did I enjoy opportunities to make personal friendships with the members of the faculty, take advantage excellent opportunities for work and undergraduate research, and organize social events and official seminars, but the department has even tracked it's graduates' professional success, and I have been back to talk about my experience in economics research.

During my years at Vassar I changed from a highschool kid to an adult. Call it a finishing school, call it a quirky melting pot of hippies and hipsters and kids of wealthy media moguls, call it a school resting on reputation and stunning campus where coursework comes second to your social life if you want it to. These things are all true, and they made it the perfect place for me.

Prestigious I-banking jobs are certainly within reach. If you follow the career development office's instruction then medical school and law school placement will fall into your lap.

Poughkeepsie is awesome, if for no other reason than the NYC quality pizza. The Hudson Valley is a beautiful place. Try to make it out to the little towns and wonderful parks, hike the Catskills and Adirondacks, and go skiing in the winter.

The Swinging Monks are all I ever wanted.

4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Friendliness: B+
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Vassar College will get you into medical school. Period.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: B
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This is an EXCELLENT school.Quite BrightEnglish
This is an EXCELLENT school. I would say visit and take a look at the student body. If they're the kind of people you like - how they dress, friendliness, good first impression - you will LOVE this school. People who don't like it generally didn't do even a basic amount research into whether they would fit in with the student body. While everyone is very accepting, it's a left-leaning place for artsy-intellectual types. If you're a jock-type or want to be a banker, it might be a tougher fit, but you still might really enjoy it. Fit is everything, but this is a GREAT school. I love EVERY day.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
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