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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I really enjoyed my first year at UVM and eagerly await to begin my second year. The campus seems big at first but once you find your place it feels very home-like and easy to navigate. I have met some of the best people, students and professors...

” – Azaria from Rochester, NH
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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the professors here are outstanding, and the small class size allows me to get any questions i have answered so that i thoroughly understand the material.

” – joseph from piscataway, nj
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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Go for a visit and be active. If you are taking a tour, don't simply linger around the back of the group and walk around the campus. Ask questions. Keep up with your tour guide. I visited several colleges this summer and no one seems to ever want to...

” – Olivia from Binghamton, NY
Champlain College

Champlain College is a four-year private school with a beautiful campus in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains. Champlain offers career-focused undergraduate degrees in 33 fields of study. Its...

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A small, beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain. Easy walk down to downtown Burlington and the waterfront. Programs tailored for career opportunities after graduation.

” – Brittany from Oregon
Bennington College

Bennington College is a progressive liberal arts college, the hub at which global opportunities converge, and a launching pad for careers of meaning. Our campus prepares leaders, intellectual change-makers, and artists by empowering them to shape...

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I recently had a tour at Bennington College and I also attended an information session. The impression I got was that Bennington College offers students an amazing education for several reasons:
1. Students learn what they want to learn: Students...

” – A high school senior from northern VT
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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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There are a lot of intellectuals on campus, and everyone seems to be a self-created expert in something. Just a casual conversation with someone over lunch can be a stimulating experience.

” – wendalement
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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The professors are really awesome! The dorms are not bad at all and if you are an Honors Student - the housing is amazing! The food is pretty good too. I love it here!

” – Jacqueline from Graniteville, VT
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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Castleton State College boasts about being a small college with a big heart, and I completely agree with this descriptor. Within the first month of attending, I could almost recognize every person on campus - staff or students - and each of them was...

” – Melissa
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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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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...

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Outstanding self-paced program.
More than helpful staff.
Great low residency school.

” – Wallace from New Rochelle, NY
Northern Vermont University-Lyndon
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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Great small college in upstate Vermont. Very easy to make friends and to get to know your teachers. Amazing views and amazing programs, especially in Atmospheric Science and Electronic Journalism Arts!

” – Robert from Providence, RI
Vermont Technical College

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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Focused on getting you educated and getting you into the real world to start your career with all the skills and knowledge you need!

” – Cierra from Littleton, NH
Sterling College (VT)
Craftsbury Common, 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
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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...

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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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Many of the degrees are offered solely through online courses. If you're worried about transportation, this will help!

” – Elizabeth from Rutland, VT
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Northern Vermont University Johnson is a public, 4-year institution established on a rural, 350-acre campus in Lamoille County. NVU Johnson offers nearly 40 major and minor areas of study, four graduate areas of study, and a variety of licensure and...

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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...

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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...

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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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