UVA vs Vassar

<p>How would you compare the two?</p>

<p>given I have never heard of Vassar . . .</p>

<p>^^^Vassar is ranked 12th amongst LAC's. It is one of the historic seven sister schools. I am surprised BigShot you have not heard of it. It is located in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p>

<p>ahh I see, it is a private liberal arts college. I am only familiar with colleges that have business schools or are famous ranked universities.</p>

<p>The way I see it, liberal arts educations give you a good all around knowledge of a large array of topics. However, I think UVA is better in my opinion because you have 2 years of arts and science college education.</p>

<p>This of course only applies if you are an undergraduate. But that is just my opinion</p>

<p>Bigshot, I don't know who you think you are, especially with a name like big shot, but if I were you, I would refrain from posting on topics you know nothing about. It doesn't look flattering.</p>

<p>I would say the main difference between UVA and Vassar is the big impersonal state school feel vs that of an LAC. Despite the previous post, I would argue that both institutions offer equal quality educations. The real difference is culture. If you follow the beat of your own drummer and prefer others with similar quirks, I suggest vassar. If you don't mind a little southern prep, and prefer a little more anonymity, UVA would be better for you. The real contrast is in culture.</p>

<p>It's also important to note the gender cultures at each school are very different. Even though Vassar is co-educational, it is 70% female. It also has a large LGBT community. There is a much lower straight men to women ratio than at other schools, and this greatly impacts the culture. It may seem silly, but I suggest researching on other sites about the culture of Vassar. I'm sure this topic will come up.</p>

<p>I think I am a member of an online public forum, voicing my opinion to give the OP something to think about when making their decision.</p>