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Vassar College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 16 2005
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
I considered transferring from Vassar during my freshmen year (and later found out that a surprising number of students have the same instinct when they come to Vassar). I wish I had followed through with that option and ended up suffering through 3 and a half years of ups and downs before graduating a semester early. I consider myself to be one of the more normal, intelligent, and stable students at Vassar and I can honestly say that while my academic education was satisfactory (a handful of amazing professors and a bunch of simply average professors) and very challenging, I was shocked to find how many students at Vassar are suffering in silence. Drug use and alcohol abuse is pretty much ignored, allowing a lot of students to become unstable and out-of-control while the only real resources for their help are student-run (i.e. CARES, The Listening Center, EDRS, etc.) While allowing students to run many activities and organizations at the College is very empowering and educational, Vassar allows students to run the college simply because the administration and faculty are not capable of this task. If you want something done at Vassar, whether it be getting your room to have heat in the wintertime to making sure your student status and information is correct, you basically have to do it yourself…and then some.
commentI have most definitely NOT found this to be the case—while many resources on campus for students to get help are student run they are ALL trained and backed up by administration and are more like additional resources rather than replacements for professionals.
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