Colleges in Vermont

Colleges in Vermont

Vermont’s nickname, “The Green Mountain State,” is an homage to the Green Mountains, which extend from one end of the state to the other. Located in the New England region of the US, Vermont experiences winters that are too cold for snow and early, mild summers punctuated by hot Augusts. There are 21 accredited colleges in Vermont, and two that are unaccredited. Middlebury College, Castleton University, and the University of Vermont all claim to be the oldest institution in the state, but Middlebury alone has the most selective admissions process. The leading producer of maple syrup in the state, agriculture is one of Vermont’s leading industries, along with livestock. Mining is also a leading industry, particularly of granite, marble, slate, and talc. Ben & Jerry’s is one of the primary tourist attractions in Vermont, along with the Green Mountain National Park, Stowe, and Lake Champlain.
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University of Vermont

Opened in 1791, the University of Vermont is a public university in Burlington and one of the oldest universities in the US. One of the schools designated a “Public Ivy” university, UVM is home to 12 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate...

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Norwich University

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is a private school in northern Vermont and the oldest private military college in the United States. The Birthplace of the ROTC, Norwich confers degrees in over 50 academic programs. Approximately two-thirds of...

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Middlebury College

Founded in 1800 as a ministry training school, Middlebury College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Vermont’s Champlain Valley and the first institution of higher learning established in the state. Middlebury offers bachelor’s degrees in over 45...

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Champlain College

With campus overlooking Lake Champlain, Champlain College is a private school with a main campus in northwest Vermont and international campuses in Montreal and Dublin. Champlain offers undergraduate degrees in 29 fields of study and makes 15...

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Bennington College

Bennington College is a private liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Bennington, Vermont. It is a nonsectarian institution with a “selective” admissions process. All students must complete an annual 7-week internship through the...

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Marlboro College is a 4-year liberal arts college with a campus nestled in the heart of southern Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains. Marlboro offers a standard array of degree fields, but more than half of the student body opts to take an...

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Saint Michael's College

Saint Michael's College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The campus is based in suburbian Colchester, Vermont, and has “selective” admissions. The college was named the first fair trade school in the...

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Castleton University

Founded in 1787, Castleton University is a public liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Castleton, Vermont. It is the first institution of higher learning established in the state and home to the Jeffords Science Center, which is...

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Located a short distance from both the Green Mountains and the nearby town of Bennington, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education rooted in the principles of social responsibility and environmental protection. Every first year...

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Landmark College

Landmark College is a private liberal arts and sciences college designed for students diagnosed with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, attention disorders such as ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder. The Vermont campus houses a research institute...

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Goddard College

Located on the grounds of a former sheep farm, Goddard College is a nontraditional institution in Vermont and Washington offering an experimental education. Goddard offers six pre-structured undergraduate degrees, but faculty also collaborate with...

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Northern Vermont University
Northern Vermont University is a public liberal arts institution situated in the middle of the mountains. The school was created via a merger between Johnson State College and Lyndon State College. The programs are career-focused and follow a liberal...

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Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the College of St. Joseph is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Green Mountains region of Vermont. CSJ is home to 20 majors centered around Christian values and the college’s Degree in Three program enables...

Vermont Technical College is a public institution with two campuses and nine distance learning facilities throughout the state. US News and World Report repeatedly lauds VTC, ranking the school number 19 for Best North Regional Colleges and number 17...

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Sterling College (Vermont)

Sterling College is an environmentally-focused college in northern Vermont and the only work college in New England. Sterling confers bachelor’s degrees in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture, and...

Vermont Law School
South Royalton, VT

Vermont Law School is a legal institution in central Vermont with an emphasis on social and environmental justice. Vermont Law features JD, master’s degree, and master of laws programs and the school’s JD is available in 14 legal concentrations such...

Established in 1970, Community College of Vermont is a public, 2-year institution located in Montpelier, with several other campuses throughout the state. CCV offers 13 associate’s degree programs and eight certificate programs, the majority of which...

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From its hilltop campus overlooking Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, the Vermont College of Fine Arts is the only graduate school in America exclusively focusing on arts education. VCFA’s master’s degrees encompass a wide array of artistic...

Originally established as a school for returning Peace Corps volunteers, the SIT Graduate Institute is a grad school focusing on environmental and social justice issues. SIT offers master’s degrees and graduate certifications in seven fields of study...

The Marlboro College Graduate Academics program is a graduate school of Education and Business in southwest Vermont. Marlboro offers master’s degrees in Management, Business Administration, Teaching for Social Justice, and Teaching English to...

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