See his autobiography and letters (ed. by E. H. Haight, 1916).
Private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. It was founded as a college for women by Matthew Vassar (1792–1868) in 1861 but did not open until 1865. It became coeducational in 1968. Vassar offers undergraduate studies in most major disciplines, and it has master's degree programs in biology, chemistry, and drama. The F.L. Loeb Art Center houses one of the oldest art collections in the U.S.
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There were 991 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,087, and the median income for a family was $44,924. Males had a median income of $32,045 versus $22,305 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,029. About 6.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Mascot is the Vulcan
- Vassar High School 9-12
- Vassar Junior High School 7 & 8
- Central Elementary School 3-6
- Townsend North Elementary School K-2, Young 5's, B-4-K