A private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, Founded as a women's college in 1861. The school became a coeducational institution in 1969 and offers B.A. degrees in more than 50 majors and features a flexible curriculum designed to promote a breadth of studies.
Vassar was listed in the 2016 annual ranking of U.S. News & World Report as "most selective" and was tied for the 12th best liberal arts college in the nation and 5th for "Best Value". The New York Times also ranked Vassar College 1st on its 2014 "most economically diverse top college" list.