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Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 04/21/2010

College Tour '10: Vassar College #2

By Valerie Strauss

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Vassar College
From a parent

It is a lovely, kind of driven place.

From a dad’s perspective it felt a little frou-frou, as the kids talked about dorm competitions for seniors. I kept thinking, ‘My God, they are going to go out of their minds doing dorm competitions when they are 22 years old.’


But the [coeducational] school is beautiful, and my daughter loved it.

A lot of kids seem to have a thing for small schools. My daughter liked that it was small. And she liked the way they talked about the academics. They seem to respect the students and give them a lot of room to do whatever they want academically, to build a curriculum that works for them.

I wasn't sure I could see her there but she could.


This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at theanswersheet@washpost.com. You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.

Go to http://timespace.washingtonpost.com/project/college-2010/ to see more college posts in the series and a map displaying them all.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 21, 2010; 12:16 AM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, Vasser College, campus visits, college visits, visiting schools  
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