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...

“…I would give UVM a 8 out of 10. University of Vermont is a great school with a great college town. Just be prepared for the cold winters” – Benjamin from Williston, VT

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...

“…to be quite honest when i went here for the scholarship competition i was blown away not only by the campus but by the corps of cadets and how the teachers taught the classes. i found it to be my dream school because of every aspect i was looking for...” – Angela from Westland, MI

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...

“…Midd has been my top choice since fourth grade. Its language programs are the best in the country. Every faculty member and student that I have met has been amazingly supportive and intelligent.” – Ellen

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...

“…champlain college offers its students every opportunity during their time at the school. international studies, internship availability, real-world information and skills, among many more are included along with the curriculum of classes in each...” – Olivia from Burlington, NY

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...

“…bennington college is a place where intellectual development is highly and constantly encouraged. students are challenged using innovative ideas. the community is welcoming and close-knit.” – Brianna from New York, NY

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...

“…Marlboro College is a unique, interdisciplinary learning experience where you know your professors personally, sometimes even having dinner at their own homes. Marlboro is prized for its serious academic rigor and success. The student body of about...” – Rebecca from Red Lion, PA

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...

“…Saint Michael's College has proved to be the perfect college for me. The small class sizes, friendly students, and caring & involved professors have made the transition to college life very easy and enjoyable. Living in the beautiful” – Laura from RIVERSIDE, RI

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...

“…i love castleton state college; the fact that i can recognise people from all of my classes is my favorite part of going to a small school. the quality of education is amazing for the cost of tuition. ” – Jazmin from Vergennes, VT

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...

“…Southern Vermont College is a small campus that serves different purposes; the purposes that SVC serves are making sure students graduate, get help in all areas needed and show students to be responsible. This college has a lot of majors to offer and...” – Angelina from BROOKLYN, NY

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...

“…I'd be a great experience for people with learning disabilities to be able to attend Landmark College. People wouldn't feel like they're alone because they have a disability. Honestly, everyone is unique by being who they are.” – Kylie from Waipahu, HI

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...

“…Outstanding self-paced program. More than helpful staff. Great low residency school.” – Wallace from New Rochelle, NY

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...

“…lyndon state college has to be one of the most affordable colleges across the united states. it also has a great diverse student body and has people coming in from all over. even though its a small college, lyndon is one of the best choices for those...” – Joshua from West Rutland, VT

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...

“…I love Vermont Technical College. My program has taught me so much and has prepared me for the real life work field. My teachers are the best around, if its helping with homework, clubs, or personal issues they are always available. The student body...” – Rebekka from Windsor, VT

Sterling College

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...

“…CCV is a wonderfully open and accepting college to attend while pursuing your AA or building up credits to transfer. I've been encouraged by almost all of my professors, while also being pushed to excel. While this may not have been my plan right out...” – Sarah from Rutland, VT

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...

“…Marlboro is laid back, with down to earth faculty, making you feel very comfortable with the least amount of pressure ” – Sergiu from Greenfield, MA

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