10 Worst college towns in America
Guess who’s at #8? Yep, Poughkeepsie, New York, the shithole we used to live in.
Poughkeepsie is home to Marist, Vassar and The Culinary Institute of America, plus a branch of Adelphi University and Dutchess Community College. And although many spots around the city have been named Registered Historic Places, Poughkeepsie kept popping up on forums and other websites as being an ugly, crime-ridden town that no college student really wanted to venture into.
For the record, we lived 3-5 minutes away from Vassar. Neither Paul nor I ever thought of Poughkeepsie as a college town. It was mostly a shithole with a couple of bright spots. We’re extremely happy to no longer live in the overpriced dump of a city.