Vassar College once turned down Yale’s offer to merge. Instead, Vassar opened its doors to men in 1969.

For full disclosure and as you will discover in my book, Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens – I worked at Vassar College in the Office of Admissions. I have said many times that Vassar is one of the most beautiful campuses and that is as true today after visiting over 100 colleges. Vassar fosters independence in their young women and men, encourages relationships with faculty, and believes in the power of over 100 year old traditions. This is a must see.