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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie , New York 12604

Disability Resource Office

Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunity
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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About Vassar College

Vassar College, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a prestigious not-for-profit private institution known for its commitment to providing a high-quality education. Established in 1861, the college has a storied history and a reputation for academic excellence. With a four-year accessibility score of 1, Vassar College is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment for its students.

As one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the United States, Vassar offers a wide range of undergraduate programs across various disciplines. The college is comprised of four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Fine Arts, and the School of Natural Sciences. Vassar’s comprehensive curriculum focuses on critical thinking, creativity, and intellectual exploration, providing students with a well-rounded education that fosters a deep understanding of their respective fields.

With its stunning campus spread over 1,000 acres, Vassar College offers a beautiful and tranquil environment that enriches the academic experience. The campus boasts a mix of historic and modern buildings, reflecting the college’s commitment to preserving its rich heritage while embracing innovation. The college’s architectural gems include the Main Building, a National Historic Landmark known for its striking Romanesque Revival style.

Beyond its academic offerings, Vassar College is committed to providing students with a vibrant and supportive community. The college places a strong emphasis on fostering a close-knit and inclusive environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can thrive. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, Vassar ensures that students receive personalized attention and guidance from renowned faculty members who are experts in their fields.

Poughkeepsie, the city where Vassar College is located, offers an ideal setting for students to engage with both the campus and the wider community. Situated in the picturesque Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie provides a wealth of cultural, artistic, and recreational opportunities. From exploring numerous art galleries and museums to enjoying outdoor activities in nearby parks and landscapes, students have ample resources to enhance their educational experience beyond the classroom.

Additionally, Vassar College’s location in Poughkeepsie offers close proximity to the bustling city life of New York City, which is only a short train ride away. This allows students to take advantage of internships, networking opportunities, and cultural experiences in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

Moreover, Vassar College prides itself on its commitment to social justice and community engagement. The college encourages students to contribute meaningfully to society through various volunteer programs, community partnerships, and activism initiatives. Vassar’s campus culture promotes open dialogue and awareness of pressing global issues, cultivating socially conscious individuals who are prepared to make positive changes in the world.

In conclusion, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a distinguished liberal arts institution renowned for its academic excellence, commitment to diversity, and beautiful campus. With its strong emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, and fostering a close-knit community, Vassar provides students with an exceptional educational experience. The college’s location in Poughkeepsie offers a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities, while its proximity to New York City provides access to countless professional and cultural outlets. With its focus on social justice and community engagement, Vassar College prepares students to be leaders in an ever-changing world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations