Southern Vermont College

Bennington, VT, USA
4.22 Average Rating

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 student is required to enroll in SVC’s Quest for Success, a program that combines academics with hands-on projects in the community. This combination of academics and activism led US News & World Report to name SVC the 25th Best Regional College in the North. The SVC campus features five miles of hiking trails and the Everett Mansion, which was completed in 1914 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
75%
12%
Submitting ACT
95%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 894
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
374
Total Number of Undergrads
374
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
43%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,866
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$24,775
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,775
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,000
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,725
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,384
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,680

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,152
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,143
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Monte Moose/The Mountaineers
School Colors
Green/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.22 Average Rating
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 students take note of that. Besides, the purposes and it's major SVC prepares you for the real world, it's definitely a solid 10, if that was the highest rate.
Angelina from BROOKLYN, NY