Best Universities & Colleges in Vermont for 2021

These are the 15 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Vermont. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Vermont

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Vermont to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont
    • 801 Total Students
    • 63% Acceptance Rate
    • 31% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,099 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Bennington College was founded in 1932 as a liberal arts college, though its preparation as an educational institute began in 1920s. It was among some of the forward thinkers consisting of leaders as well as educators that the idea for a liberal arts college with a more practical approach emerged. They believed that the country needed education that was more apt towards changes in technology and cultures. Hence, once the site for the college was arranged and the charter was granted, the college opened its doors to students in Bennington, Vermont.

    The idea of Bennington began as a field institute which would serve as an education laboratory where not only students will learn but it will also serve as experiment and evolution through exploration of new strategies in higher education. It still continues to be the same and each year uses ‘mini courses’ as part of the curriculum suggested by faculty as well as students covering topics and fields that are of significance.

    Life at this college is also fun and unique, there are various campus events and traditions that involve students with each other, bring new perspectives into view. The campus celebrates ‘Bennington Wears’ where each students display their dress and fashion sense, there is ‘Midnight Breakfast’ for students to enjoy food together and there is also ‘Farm to Table’ where students pick fresh vegetables from the farm and prepare food. Besides there are campus clubs and organizations which consist of Performing Arts including Broadway, Film series, and others and special interest groups such as the Archery Club. There are various community engagement works as well which range from animal care to domestic violence and conflict resolution. It works with local organizations such as The American Red Cross, Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) and others. There are also athletics and recreation activities on campus; there are four intramural sports, fitness center as well as chances for off campus adventures.

    Academic programs at Bennington consist of self designed study. Students are at the liberty to choose their own study courses as part of undergraduate degree programs from among 39 programs of study. Its notable buildings are Jennings Music Building, Stickney Observatory, Tishman Lecture Hall and a few others.

    Bennington School Facts

    • Years Estd.1932
    • MascotNo official mascot
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Bennington Alumni

    • Roger Kimball

      Entertainment & Arts

      Art critic and conservative social commentator; also the editor and publisher of New Criterion

    • Mitchell Kriegman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy award winning director and writer, 'The Book of Pooh', 'Bear in the Big Blue House' and 'Clarissa Explains It All'

    • Douglas Biow

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor of Italian and comparative literature at University of Austin; also Guggenheim fellow 2006

    • Liz Lerman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Choreographer; and founder/director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; also MacArthur "Genius" Award winner, 2002

    • Corinne Silverman Kyle

      Education & Advocacy

      Research director at Gallup International Institute

    • Ahrin Mishan

      Entertainment & Arts

      Composer, TV credits include Ed, The Whoopi Goldberg Show; film credits include End of Magic, Birds of America

    • Rider Strong

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenwriter, director and producer for Irish Twins; actor in Boy Meets World


  • Castleton University Seal

    Castleton University

    Castleton, Vermont

    Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont
    • 2,246 Total Students
    • 97% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,076 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Castleton is a public, liberal arts college that traces its origin to a school that was founded in 1787. Rutland County Grammar School was chartered by Vermont General Assembly. It originally began as an institute for young men in the area but over the period of 19th century, went through various transformations. It was during this time that institute also opened for women. It was in 20th century that the institute adopted the modern education system and turned into a normal school and then to a state college.

    Its identity as Castleton University was adopted by the college in 2015 through a collaborative Board of Trustee vote. The university is based in Castleton, Vermont. The aim of the institute since its earliest founding has been to impart quality modern education while also enabling students to be involved in critical reasoning, research and leadership.

    Castleton offers its students a complete university life experience filled with social and interactive programs, learning and service opportunities as well as recreational activities. There are more than 40 students clubs and organizations that students can actively be a part of, get to develop their interests and also connect with each other. Arts are also practiced proactively, not only as an academic field but through performances such as films, musical concerts, but also lectures and cultural celebrations. There is another side of the university life which encompasses religious life, where students organize activities through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. As part of its community service and civic engagement, the university is part of American Democracy Project.  Students can also join are partners such as Assembly of God, Methodist, Jewish and others. There is also the famous Rock climbing Wall and other recreational opportunities which include 29 athletic teams participating in NCAA Division III. The university’s official colors are Green and White.

    The academic programs offered through the university are more than 75 undergraduate programs as well as 12 graduate programs. Its distinctive facilities are its two LEED Gold certified buildings and the Calvin Coolidge Library.

    Castleton School Facts

    • Years Estd.1787 (1787)
    • NicknameSpartans
    • MascotSparty
    • ColorsCastleton green, dark gray and white
    • LocationVermont
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – North Atlantic Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Castleton Alumni

    • Scott La Rock

      Entertainment & Arts

      Musician

    • Kevin J. Mullin

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont Senate

    • Barbara Crampton

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress

    • Chad Bentz

      Professional Sports

      Baseball player

    • William Carris

      Politics & Law

      Vermont State Senator


  • Champlain College Seal

    Champlain College

    Burlington, Vermont

    • 4,006 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,587 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Champlain is a private coeducational college that was founded in 1878 by George W. Thompson. Thompson was an educator and started Burlington Collegiate Institute and Commercial College following the growth of commerce and industrialization and need for formally educated and trained professionals in the field. Since its establishment, the college has gone through name changes as well as changes in its ownership and it was in 1958 that the college got its present name.

    Being founded on the need for formal education in the field of commerce and manufacturing, the college has maintained its same spirit since then. Today, facing globalization, diversity and technological integration, the college has adapted to the needs and so trains and educates for critical thinking, develop ideas, foster creativity and face challenges.

    Based in Burlington, Vermont, Champlain College brings student life which inspires students to be committed to and driven by their passions. Students involve and engage with one another outside of their classrooms through more than 50 student led organizations and clubs, providing a point of interest and skill development for each one. Those willing to take on leadership roles and develop skills, find opportunities through becoming research assistants, orientation leader, peer advising and more. Further self attainment is achieved and encouraged through community service programs. Students take part in upholding sustainable practices through service-in-actions trips, volunteering for underprivileged or creating awareness. Sports and recreation are also considered important for student development. There are intramurals and club sports and also outdoor recreation which includes rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and others. The campus colors are White, Blue and Green.

    Academic programs at Champlain consist of Associate and Bachelor’s degree with 30 majors and more than 30 specializations. It also offers in total seven Master’s degree program and a graduate certificate. The prominent departments and facilities include S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology, Hauke Family Campus Center and the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons

    Champlain School Facts

    • Years Estd.1878
    • MascotChauncey T. Beaver
    • MottoAudeamus
    • Motto Eng.Let us dare
    • ColorsWhite, blue and green
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Green Mountain College Seal

    Green Mountain College

    Poultney, Vermont

    • 864 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 825 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Green Mountain College is a private higher education institute focusing on environmental liberal arts. It was founded in 1834 as a coeducational institute under the name of Troy Conference Academy. The name was changed several times since its establishment. In 1863, the academy was changed into a female only institute named Ripley Female College. The name was changed again in 1937 to Green Mountain Junior College. The college finally got its current name in 1974 when it returned to its original status as a coeducational institute. The college started to focus on environmental education since the 1990s.

    Green Mountain campus is located on a 155-acres piece of land at a distinctive location in Poultney, Vermont. The campus is located between the Adirondack Mountains and the Green Mountains at the foot of the Taconic Mountains. The campus is well-known for being environment-friendly campus. It got an award in 2007 recognizing its commitment to environmental sustainability. It was also named EPA Energy Star Showcase Campus. Students installed renewable energy generators and the administration also installed a heating and power biomass system to support the power needs of the campus. In 2012, there was much controversy about the college when it decided to slaughter its two oxen and serve the meat to the students. They were 11 years old by that time. The college said that one of them was injured and the other one will not accept another partner. Opposing people pushed the college towards cancelling the decision and the injured oxen was euthanized while the other one remained on campus.

    The college adopts an educational path called Progressive Program in which students develop their curriculum and program with the help of the staff as they get more clear vision of their needs and motivations. The college offers 22 different majors, with 32 additional minors and certificates.

    GMC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1834
    • NicknameEagles
    • MascotLarry the Eagle
    • MottoLux Fiat
    • Motto Eng.Let there be Light
    • ColorsGolden Yellow and Hunter Green
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous GMC Alumni

    • Amsale Aberra

      Business & Industry

      fashion designer and entrepreneur

    • Edward H. Ripley

      Politics & Law

      Union Army officer during the civil war

    • George E. Royce

      Business & Industry

      businessman and banker

    • Richie Grant

      Professional Sports

      Soccer coach

    • William Duell

      Entertainment & Arts

      singer and actor


  • Johnson State College Seal

    Johnson State College

    Johnson, Vermont

    Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont
    • 1,514 Total Students
    • 95% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 850 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Johnson State College is a public liberal arts college in Johnson, Vermont. The college was founded in 1828 by John Chesamore, as Johnson Academy, a grammar school instructing students in Latin, Greek, algebra and geometry. The school came to be a Vermont state “normal school”, a name created by the French école normale, and refers to “a school to educate teachers”. Johnson incorporated the concepts of learning from experience, and the role of the student in guiding some part of their curriculum. The college was among the earliest Vermont universities to present electives. Over the early to mid-twentieth century Johnson developed as a college of the liberal arts and physical sciences. An obligation to teaching the whole student in an interdisciplinary manner, was launched in the 1920s and 1930s, bringing filmmakers, spiritual and political leaders, and artists. Currently, the college is one of the Vermont State Colleges, a grouping of five colleges directed by a joint board of trustees, chancellor, and Council of Presidents. However, each college is still directed by its own president and deans.

    The motto of Johnson is “Docendo discimus” which means “by teaching, we learn”. The iconic buildings of Johnson include John Dewey Hall, on the south side of the quadrangle which was constructed in 1963 to house the college’s library, and Wilson Bentley Science Hall that was named in honor of the famous scientist-artist. Johnson State College teams are knick-named the Badgers and they play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The official campus colors are Green, Navy and White.

    JSR has eight academic departments with many programs in liberal arts and sciences, as well. Of the known centers of Johnson are the Dibden Center for the Arts, and the Library and Learning Center.

    JSC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1828
    • MottoDocendo discimus "by teaching, we learn"
    • ColorsGreen, Navy, White
    • LocationVermont
    • AthleticsBadgers
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous JSC Alumni

    • Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper

      Entertainment & Arts

      an American singer and songwriter

    • Walter Ellis Mosley

      Entertainment & Arts

      an American novelist, widely known for his crime fiction

    • Anthony Pollina

      an American Progressive politician, served as part of the Vermont Senate since 2011

    • Jim DeRose

      Professional Sports

      an American college soccer coach at Bradley University.

    • Thomas Cruise Mapother IV "Tom Cruise"

      Entertainment & Arts

      an American actor and producer.

    • Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

      Entertainment & Arts

      an American novelist of many wonderful historical novels for young readers


  • Landmark College Seal

    Landmark College

    Putney, Vermont

    • 466 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 37% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 487 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Landmark College is a private college of liberal arts and sciences dedicated to students with disabilities, autism or attention disorders. It was established in 1985 as the first institute to offer to students with dyslexia. It operated since its establishment in the former campus of Windham College which was closed in 1978. Landmark started offering bachelor degree in 2012. Three years later, the college constructed the MacFarlane building as a new science and technology center. It is the first building to be built since the establishment of the college.

    Landmark states its mission is to make a difference regarding the way of learning, teaching and the public think about the science. The college official colors are blue and gold while its mascot is called Finn the Shark. It aims at extending its mission throughout the world. The college requires a document proving a disability that impairs learning. Accordingly, all students receive personalized directed assistance in their studies.

    The college grants bachelor and master’s degree through 9 academic programs. Additionally, there are online programs and short term programs as High School Program, Transition to College Program, Summer Credit Courses & J-Term, Study abroad and Physical education. The college established in 2001 the Institute for Research and Training. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Landmark School Facts

    • Years Estd.1985
    • MascotFinn, the Shark
    • MottoNosce te ipsum
    • Motto Eng.Know Thyself
    • ColorsBlue, Gold
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Lyndon State College Seal

    Lyndon State College

    Lyndonville, Vermont

    Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont
    • 1,266 Total Students
    • 98% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,180 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lyndon State College is a public college for liberal arts located at Lyndon Center in Lyndon, Caledonia County in the state of Vermont. The college was established in 1911 as a normal school providing education to teachers. It initially operated in a rented facility within the campus of Lyndon Institute. In 1923, the first two-year class graduated and the first three-year class graduated in 1934. Ten years later, Lyndon State was granted approval to offer 4 year programs on condition that it remains focused on teacher training. In 1951, the institute completed its move to Vail Manor leaving the rented building at Lyndon Institute. In 1961, the college name was changed from Lyndon Teachers College to Lyndon State College after the establishment of the Vermont State Colleges system. The college started to grow significantly since this change. In 2005, The Rita L. Bole Complex was established and named in honor of the principal of Lyndon Normal School. Four Years later, the LEED-certified Academic and Student Activity Center was constructed.

    Lyndon campus covers 195 acres in a rural area. It offers several distinctive facilities to the students including Alexander Twilight Theater, Samuel Read Hall Library, Stevens Dining Hall, the Stannard Gymnasium, the Rita Bole Gymnasium as well as the Brown and Gray Residential Houses. The official colors of the college are green and yellow while its mascot is called the Hornet. Its athletic teams compete in the Division III level in the North Atlantic Conference as members of the NCAA.

    Lyndon State offers 21 bachelor degree programs, 9 associate degree programs, a master’s degree program in addition to two certificate programs. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It also operates several independent centers for research and academic support as Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Rural Students and Lyndon Flex offering online and evening classes.

    Lyndon State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1911
    • MascotHornet
    • Motto"Ad Illuminandum Regnum"
    • Motto Eng.Key to the Kingdom
    • ColorsGreen and Yellow
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Lyndon State Alumni

    • Jim Cantore

      Science & Medicine

      Meteorologist-announcer on The Weather Channel

    • Johnny Carver

      Professional Sports

      Dover High Baseball coach


  • New England Culinary Institute

    Montpelier, Vermont

    New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont
    • 379 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    New England Culinary Institute (NECI) is private college offering academic programs focusing on culinary related careers located in Montpelier, Vermont. The college was established by Fran Voigt and John Dranow in 1980. The first class started in the same year and included 7 students only who were taught in the kitchens of the Vermont Department of Employment and Training. In 1989, the college established a branch campus in Essex, Vermont. Three years later, several restaurants that belonged to the college were damaged by floods caused by melting of ice jams on the Winooski River. The original restaurants were then replaced by two other restaurants called the Main Street Grill and the Chef’s Table. In 2009, the branch campus was closed and the college returned to the original situation by campus. Three years later, the college started an online bachelor degree program.

    New England states that its mission is to prepare the students to become experts in their professions in Culinary Arts. The school campus includes classrooms, kitchens, and a library in addition to several public restaurants including a farm-to-table restaurant. Restaurants provide the chance to the students for real life practical experience. NECI students have access to cafeteria and the residence halls located at the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus.

    The institute offers 3 bachelor degree programs, 4 associate degree programs and 3 certificate non-degree programs. Students are also allowed to customize their own educational program. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Students enrolled at the institute have the chance to apply to financial aid which is provided to more than 80% of the students.

    NECI School Facts

    • Years Estd.June 15, 1980
    • ColorsMaroon and White
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Norwich University Seal

    Norwich University

    Northfield, Vermont

    Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont
    • 3,870 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 31% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,538 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Norwich University is a private military higher education institute located in Northfield, Vermont. The university was established in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge and was initially named the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the first senior military college to be established and is considered as by the United States Department of Defense the origin of ROTC. Captain Partridge later established 6 more military academies. In 1825, the academy relocated to Middletown, Connecticut to allow better naval training. In the following year, the college was the first institute to offer program of courses in civil engineering. In 1829, the college application to get a charter was rejected by the state of Connecticut. Accordingly, the college relocated back to Norwich. In 1834, the college received its charter from Vermont under the name of “Norwich University”. During the Civil War, the university prepared hundreds of officers and soldiers who participated in the federal armies. In 1880, the name of the university was changed to “Lewis College” before being changed back to “Norwich University” 4 years later. In 1898, the university was renamed “the Military College of the State of Vermont”.

    Norwich campus covers 1,200 acres. It contains several distinctive buildings and facilities including Ainsworth Hall, Chaplin Hall, Dewey Hall, Hollis House and Webb Hall. Other important facilities include Andrews Hall, Kreitzberg Arena, Plumley Armory, Sabine Field and Shapiro Field House. The campus also offers 2 residential halls to the students; South Hall and Dalrymple Hall. The university also operates the Sullivan Museum and History Center which was opened in 2007 and named in honor of General Gordon R. Sullivan. The university library, which is known as Kreitzberg Library, contains more than 240,000 books in addition to collections of rare books and documents. Norwich athletic teams compete in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference as members of NCAA Division III.

    Norwich is divided into 5 academic divisions offering undergraduate programs in around 40 majors. The university also has online divisions offering 6 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs.

    Norwich School Facts

    • Years Estd.1819
    • MascotCadet
    • MottoI Will Try
    • ColorsMaroon & Gold
    • LocationVermont
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIIGreat Northeast Athletic Conference18 sports teams
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Norwich Alumni

    • Gideon Welles

      Politics & Law

      former United States Secretary of the Navy

    • Harry Bates Thayer

      Business & Industry

      former President and Chairman of the Board of AT&T

    • Alvan E. Bovay

      Politics & Law

      Co-founder of the Republican Party

    • Thomas Green Clemson

      Politics & Law

      former US Ambassador to Belgium

    • Ansel Briggs

      Politics & Law

      first Governor of Iowa


  • University of Vermont Seal

    University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
    • 12,815 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 13% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 25,274 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UVM is a public institute and a research university that goes back to the year 1791 when it was chartered. Its first classes were held in the year 1801. With its operations underway, it was in 1865 that it merged with an agricultural college and became the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College. By the year 1871, it had started to admit women.

    It is based in Burlington, Vermont and is the flagship institute. It is also dedicated as the land, sea and space grant institute and is listed as among the original Public Ivy institutes in the country. It remains committed to research, inquiry, knowledge dissemination and intellectual advancement.

    For the students at UVM, the campus life is vibrant, exciting and fun. Learning happens even outside of the classrooms and through participation in campus student held events. There are more than 150 student-run clubs and groups that are hugely diverse in interests and activities, along with the campus fraternities and sororities. There is also the Student Government Association which is the regulatory body for student activities and serves as another platform for learning leadership roles. Further leadership roles exist in the form of Resident Advisors, Orientation Leaders, or working for the Academic Integrity Council etc. There are also civic engagement and community service programs such as volunteering for activities, participating in marathons, the service TREK program and others. There is also the celebration of arts and creative expression through dance, film, music, theatre programs and activities. Campus recreation exists in the form of intramural and club sports, recreation facilities, physical education classes and athletics. The athletic teams are called Catamounts playing at NCAA Division I. The official colors are Green and Gold.

    Academic programs offered at UVM include 100+ majors, 50 master degree and 22 doctoral programs. Its prominent facilities/departments are Charles A. Dana Medical Library, Grossman School of Business Administration, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ira Allen Chapel, Billings Library, Williams Hall, Royall Tyler Theatre, Morrill Hall, William Hall and few others.

    UVM School Facts

    • Years Estd.1791 (1791)
    • NicknameCatamount
    • MottoStudiis et Rebus Honestis (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.For studies and other honest pursuits
    • ColorsGreen and gold
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UVM Alumni

    • Asa O. Aldis

      Politics & Law

      Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court

    • David Franzoni

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenwriter of Gladiator, winner of 2001 Academy Award for Best Picture

    • Henry Jarvis Raymond,

      Business & Industry

      Co-Founder of the New York Times and Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    • Jody Williams

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for leading international action to ban land mines

    • Benjamin N. Hulburd

      Politics & Law

      Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court

    • Henry Farnham Perkins

      Science & Medicine

      An American zoologist and eugenicist

    • Julius Yemans Dewey

      Business & Industry

      Physician, Founder of the National Life Insurance Company. Father of the only Admiral of the Navy in U.S. history, George Dewey

    • Barbara Cochran

      Professional Sports

      Alpine ski racer, won the gold medal in the slalom in the 1972 Winter Olympics

    • Frederick M. "Skip" Burkle Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Robert Larner College of Medicine (1965), humanitarian assistance & disaster response specialist

    • E. Annie Proulx

      Entertainment & Arts

      Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain


  • Vermont Technical College

    Randolph Center, Vermont

    Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont
    • 1,559 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 443 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    VTC is a public institute and a technical college that was founded in the year 1866. It is part of a consortium of five public colleges in Vermont which is called as the Vermont State Colleges. The consortium has a common board of trustees, chancellor and Council of Presidents, though holds its independent president and the dean.

    The college is multi-campus, having 10 distance site campuses throughout the state of Vermont and two main campuses based in Randolph Center and Williston, in Vermont. The college offers education and opportunities of the highest standard, preparing students for their professional journeys ahead.

    Students at Vermont Technical College find to their disposal activities and resources that matter for their growth and development. Students get involved with each other and around the campus through participation in the student-run organizations and clubs of which more than 50 exist on campus. The main campus at Randolph Center is always bustling with activity and also has its own Student Council which works to improve student life at the campus but also serves as a great opportunity for the students to work as the leaders. The campus also offers a fitness center where students enjoy getting involved in exercising and maintaining physical well being. Students at the campus also enjoy events held on campus; the biggest one being the Homecoming Festival which brings games, music, sporting events, food, etc. Two things that make VTC more interesting is its CubeSat Laboratory where faculty, staff and students are joined together in building CubeSat technology spacecraft in a distinguished way than everybody else, and its anaerobic digester aimed at increasing sustainability. Students are also offered career service, helping them to prepare better for future professional endeavors.

    Its academic programs consist of 20+ associate degrees, 15+ bachelor’s degrees and a new master’s in software engineering technology and around nine certificates and other programs. Its notable facility is the Hartness Library.

    VTC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1866
    • LocationVermont
    • AthleticsYankee Small College Conference - Green Knights
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable


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  • College of St Joseph

    Rutland, Vermont

    • 327 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 234 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    CSJ is a private liberal arts college that was founded in the year 1956. The college was established as St. Joseph’s Teacher’s College by Sr. Mary Matthew McDevitt, who along with other women carried the vision of such an institute. In 1960 when it received approval to grant Bachelor degree in education, the college also went through name change, adopting its present name. It was in 1971 that it became coeducational.

    Based in Rutland, Vermont, College of St Joseph is an institute which has its roots in Catholic tradition, however takes in individuals from diverse backgrounds and faith and prepares them for lifelong growth and success in both professions as well as in person.

    At CSJ, students form a tight knit community. Being a small student population, it serves them the advantage of being involved in intellectual exchange with each other as well as faculty on a personal level. Students take part in student government which serves as student representation and also provides students with chance to learn as well as display leadership skills. Further ahead students also enjoy academic honor societies and other clubs which act as social hub. There are also regular student activities and events held on campus, which serve as entertainment for students. There is huge emphasis on civic engagement where students put in their volunteering hours and give back to their communities. There is also emphasis on religious life, having a Chapel on campus and students are encouraged for spiritual growth. Further student support is provided through learning center where students receive academic assistance from other students and career services which provides resources for a bright future. The college also has its athletic participation at NAIA and USCAA Division II and its official colors are Blue and White.

    At CSJ, its academic programs consist of the following: 20 undergraduate degree programs, 12 graduate programs, and professional development programs. Its prominent facilities include Giorgetti Library, Tuttle Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Avilia Hall and St. Francis Hall.

    CSJ School Facts

    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous CSJ Alumni

    • Rich Ortega

      Professional Sports

      A professional basketball player for the Palestinian Professional Basketball League in Israel


  • Goddard College Seal

    Goddard College

    Plainfield, Vermont

    Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont
    • 512 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 50% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 12 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Goddard college is a private liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vermont; Port Townsend, Washington, and Seattle, Washington. The college was first founded in 1863 in Barre Vermont as the Green Mountain Central Institute, and was renamed in 1870 as Goddard Seminary. Goddard college was chartered its contemporary location in 1938 by the president Royce “Tim” Pitkin, based on the ideas of John Dewey which states that experience and education are intricately linked. Earlier, Goddard wasn’t accredited, however, it built a very strong reputation as one of the best innovative schools in the nation. It was unique in enriching students experimental experience besides their theoretical curricula. The college was caring for every student’s mind, by keeping discussions as a self-governing learning community. It received its accreditation in 1959. In 2015, Goddard was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
    Haybarn Theatre is one of the iconic buildings of Goddard and was one of the largest barns in Central Vermont. It was built in 1868 by the Martin Family. The campus colors are blue and white.
    Goddard was the first American college granting adult-degree programs. It now offers both undergraduate and graduate bachelors in Arts (MA, MFA, BA and BFA) degrees. The study is offered both on-campus and online.

    Goddard School Facts

    • Years Estd.1863
    • ColorsBlue and white
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Goddard Alumni

    • Ed Allen

      Entertainment & Arts

      American short story writer

    • Judith Arcana

      Entertainment & Arts

      American writer

    • Alan Briskin

      Business & Industry

      Organizational consultant

    • Laura McCullough

      Entertainment & Arts

      poet and writer

    • Jonathan Katz

      Entertainment & Arts

      writer, actor and producer

    • Suzi Wizowaty

      Politics & Law

      author and politician


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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont
    • 189 Total Students
    • 94% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 4 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 144 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Marlboro College is a private academically rigorous liberal-arts college located in Marlboro, Vermont. It was established in 1946 by Walter Hendricks on Potash Hill. During its first years, many of the enrolled students were veterans of the World War II. The college initially operated using financial resources provided by the GI Bill in addition to loans from Brattleboro Savings and Loan. The college is intentionally kept small with an average enrollment of 250 students. In 1997, the college established its graduate school in nearby Brattleboro, Vermont applying the same principles of the college. The college has been hosting the Marlboro Music Festival for more than 50 years. Marlboro is governed by bimonthly meetings for amendment of the college bylaws.

    The college campus is located in the wooded Green Mountains in in the small town of Marlboro covering 360 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Appletree building, Baber building, Brown Science building, Dalrymple building, Halfway building, Happy Valley, Hendricks building, Howland building, Mather building, Serkin Center, Rice-Aron Library, Schrader, Snyder Center for the Visual Arts, Whittemore Theater and Woodard building. It also other prominent facilities including an organic farm, a solar greenhouse, Marlboro’s own nature forestland preserve, and an aviary. The official mascot of the university is the Fighting Dead Tree.

    The college offers 35 degree fields for undergraduate studies. It also offers 6 management and 3 teaching graduate programs in addition to certificate programs. Students are required to pass an exam to prove their efficiency regarding Clear Writing. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Marlboro School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • MascotThe Fighting Dead Tree
    • LocationVermont
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Marlboro Alumni

    • Sophie Cabot Black

      Entertainment & Arts

      American prize-winning poet

    • Deni Ellis Béchard

      Entertainment & Arts

      Canadian-American novelist and 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book

    • Ted Levine

      Entertainment & Arts

      American actor known for his role as Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs and as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in the television series Monk

    • Chris Noth

      Entertainment & Arts

      American actor known for his roles as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order, and Big on Sex and the City

    • Hans Rickheit

      Entertainment & Arts

      American cartoonist


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    Middlebury College

    Middlebury, Vermont

    Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont
    • 2,558 Total Students
    • 17% Acceptance Rate
    • 38% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,891 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Middlebury College is a private higher education institute for liberal arts located in Middlebury, Vermont. It was established by Congregationalists in 1800 making it the first college to be opened in Vermont. In 1823, the college was the first higher education institute in the United States to grant bachelor degree to an African American student. The college became coeducational following the decision of its board of trustees. In 2004, the college received its largest ever donation at a value of $50 million. In 2005, Middlebury signed an agreement with the Monterey Institute of International Studies till the later was merged into Middlebury as one of its graduate schools. In the same year, the college established a joint venture with K-12 Inc. to establish an online language school under the name of “Middlebury Interactive Languages”. In 2016, the college announced a plan to achieve carbon neutrality through installation of a biomass gasification plant in addition to solar and wind generators. In 2017, the campus witnessed violent protests against the speech delivered by political scientist Charles Murray.

    The college campus is located in the Champlain Valley covering 350 acres characterized by unique scenery of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. There is also several distinctive buildings offered by the campus as the Old Stone Row that consists of the oldest buildings on campus; Old Chapel, Painter Hall, and Starr Hall which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other prominent buildings include John McCardell, Jr. Bicentennial Hall, Atwater Dining Hall, the LEED certified Hillcrest Environmental Center and Starr Library. Additionally, the college has a branch campus called Bread Loaf Mountain Campus covering 1,800 acres. The college official colors are blue. Its athletic teams, who are called the Panthers, compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

    The college has 65 academic programs and departments. The college is ranked among the top 50 institutes in the United States by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly.

    Middlebury School Facts

    • Years Estd.November 1, 1800 (1800-11-01)
    • NicknamePanthers
    • MottoScientia et Virtus (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Knowledge and Virtue
    • ColorsBlue & White
    • LocationVermont
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NESCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Middlebury Alumni

    • Ezra Brainerd

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Middlebury College

    • Alexandra Kotur

      Business & Industry

      Style Director and contributing editor for Vogue

    • Anna Belknap

      Entertainment & Arts

      known for her role on CSI: NY

    • Koby Altman

      Professional Sports

      general manager of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers

    • Bill Maris

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Google Ventures


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