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Vermont colleges and universities are highly ranked for their academic excellence, a quality that makes them leaders in U.S. higher education and places graduates on a quick path to success.

Bennington College Burlington College Champlain College College of St. Joseph Goddard College Green Mountain College Landmark College Marlboro College VERMONT

Middlebury College

Vermont, USA is home to 19 accredited private higher education institutions that collectively offer:

New England Culinary Institute


Norwich University

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Saint Michael’s College

over 150 different majors at the undergraduate level

60 different masters programs and more than 55 certificate programs

14 institutions offer semester exchanges that enable students to take courses at other campuses without any additional fees or admissions process.

SIT Southern Vermont College Sterling College Vermont College of Fine Arts Vermont Law School Associate Members Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Choosing a college is one of the most significant decisions you can make. What you learn at college, the experiences you share, and the friends you make will transform your life and influence future decisions. Vermont’s independent colleges and universities are dedicated to helping students find their passion and achieve rewarding and satisfying careers. Studying at an accredited institution in Vermont means access to: s s s s s s


Union Institute and University

By the end of their time in Vermont, students have acquired not only a degree but also a body of work experiences, a set of references, and a network of professional contacts, al lowing graduates to enter and compete in the global economy.


Association of Vermont Independent Colleges www.vermont-icolleges.org 802.828.8826

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences www.acphs.edu Master’s and doctorate programs with research spanning the spectrum of pharmacy and health sciences—from drug discovery to patient care s A four year Doctor of Pharmacy, with three years of classroom instruction followed by one year of experiential education s Wide range of practical opportunities in acute care, ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and other settings s

Bennington College www.bennington.edu Nationally-recognized liberal arts college where students work with faculty though a rigorous and reflective process to design individual courses of study s A yearly winter internship term takes students into the workplace. After spending four terms at work, students graduate with a resume a well as a diploma s Consistently appears in several of the “Top 20” lists published in the Princeton Review’s annual best colleges guides, including Class Discussions Encouraged; Students Study the Most; and Best Classroom Experience

College of St. Joseph www.csj.edu Catholic college that promotes continuing personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and community service s Undergraduate degrees in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Criminal Justice, and Psychology & Human Services—with significant practical fieldwork. Also, graduate degree programs in the areas of Education, Psychology & Human Services, and Business s Teacher preparation (particularly in special education), graduate counseling, and adult learner/continuing education are college trademarks s


Burlington College www.burlington.edu Emphasizing the dynamic relationship between education and experience while preparing students for active careers and civic engagement s Home to a consortium of scholars, engaged citizens, artists, scientists, writers, and students dedicated to participatory community involvement s Recognized for its creative and humanistic curriculum and the Individualized Major. Areas of study include: Cinema Studies & Film Production, Graphic Design, Writing & Literature, Documentary Studies, Photography, Hospitality & Event Management, Legal and Justice Studies, International Relations & Diplomacy, and Media Activism

Goddard College www.goddard.edu s Acclaimed BA, BFA, MA, and MFA programs offered

exclusively on a low-residency model, allowing students to integrate their studies with real-world experience s Individualized programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Sustainability, Education, Health Arts & Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, and Sustainable Business & Communities s A philosophy of learning that expects students to direct their own studies while ensuring rigor through guidance, academic support, and oversight from outstanding faculty


Champlain College www.champlain.edu Ranked 2nd in Best Classroom Experience category by the Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges and home to state-of-the-market centers or programs dedicated to Digital Investigation and Financial Literacy s Undergraduate degrees in leading-edge fields such as Game Design and Creative Media as well as online graduate degrees in Business, Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies, Healthcare Management, Early Childhood Education, and more s BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business), featured in USA Today, helps student entrepreneurs grow businesses while they attend Champlain s

Green Mountain College www.greenmtn.edu s Given a perfect score by Princeton Review’s Green Honor

Roll as part of The Best 377 Colleges publication s Home to over 26 major programs as well as online master’s degrees in Business Administration, Environmental Studies, and Sustainable Food Systems s For three years in a row, Sierra magazine placed the College among the top schools in the country for environmental programming and operations

Landmark College www.landmark.edu s One of the only U.S. colleges dedicated to teaching students

with learning disabilities and nationally known for its ground-breaking programs in educating students with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and other specific learning disabilities s Offers a bachelor of arts in Liberal Studies as well as two-year associate degrees in Business Administration, Business Studies, General Studies, Computer Science/ Gaming, Liberal Studies, and Life Sciences s The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training uses federal and state grants to develop innovative practices, publications, and research projects


Marlboro College www.marlboro.edu Nationally-ranked liberal arts college teaching students to think clearly, learn independently, and govern themselves while working closely with faculty advisors to develop and implement a personal learning plan s Consistently featured as one of 40 schools offering profound learning experiences in Colleges That Change Lives s The Graduate School offers master’s degrees and certificate programs such as Nonprofit Management, Information Technologies, Health Care Administration and Managing for Sustainability s

Middlebury College www.middlebury.edu s One of the nation’s highly selective liberal arts colleges

ranked #5 by US News & World Report for best liberal arts college s Middlebury is a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs around the world. s Renowned for leadership in language instruction and international studies, including intensive summer language programs, as well as graduate English literature programs

New England Culinary Institute www.neci.edu s Associate’s degrees, certificates, and bachelor’s degrees in

Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, and Hospitality & Restaurant Management, as well as online programs s Special features include paid student internships; the college also operates successful restaurants where students receive hands-on training in all aspects of management and food preparation s NECI graduates benefit from high job placement rates and are hired by restaurants and other food service venues in countries throughout the world

Norwich University www.norwich.edu Educates civilian students and members of the Corps of Cadets with a broad selection of traditional and distancelearning programs (such as Architecture, Nursing, and Engineering) culminating in baccalaureate as well as graduate degrees s Fosters self discipline, personal integrity, social responsibiity, physical fitness and the intellectual ability essential for full and effective participation in a free society s The oldest private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) s

Saint Michael’s College www.smcvt.edu s Catholic liberal arts college that provides education

with a social conscience through more than 30 majors that combine classroom and experiential learning s Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #99 for “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” and included in Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges. Well known for engaging students in independent student-faculty research in science and the humanities s Emphasizes preparation for life, not just initial employment, so that graduates are prepared for current and emerging careers alike

SIT www.sit.edu s Internationally focused master’s degrees, certificates,

and professional development programs in the fields of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) s Flexible full-time and low-residency programs are based on experiential learning models that equip students with theoretical knowledge, intercultural communication skills, and work experience s Programs are enhanced by access to a worldwide network of alumni, staff, partners, and development professionals

Southern Vermont College www.svc.edu s The five divisions of Science and Technology, Business,

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Nursing offer undergraduate degrees. A range of pre-professional programs designed to accelerate graduate degree completion are also available as well as an on-campus simulation laboratory for refining health care skills s SVC has 82% job or graduate school placement rate within one year of graduation s At the College’s learn-by-doing program, “Build the Enterprise,” students create and run a business, putting into real-life practice the theoretical business principles acquired in the classroom. Successful proposals may receive funding

Sterling College www.sterlingcollege.edu s Combines theory and practice to instill a sense of environmental stewardship and prepare students for careers requiring both a college education and direct experience s A year-round college, conducting 3 full semesters during fall, spring, and summer. Students can begin in any semester, take any semester off, and still maintain full-time status. Many go to school year-round and have the opportunity to graduate in fewer than four years s One of only 7 Work-Learning-Service colleges in the USA. Students work on campus, earning a portion of their tuition fees while serving the community

Union Institute and University www.myunion.edu s Emphasizes interdisciplinary, multicultural studies in the

humanities and social sciences through online and low residency models and a powerful integration of theory and practical application s Enrolls more than 2,000 students university-wide from around the world s Offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs

Vermont College of Fine Arts www.vermontcollege.edu s Offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in five areas:

Living on Campus s

Colleges are known for community involvement and promote both the spirit and practice of volunteerism.


Campus dining halls with a reputation for providing fresh, local food.


Dedicated to globalization and to bringing international students to campus.


Students can participate in a wide variety of clubs, athletics, and social events on campuses.

Vermont Features s

Rated one of the safest places to live in the USA.


Lauded for its quality of life, pristine rural environment, and human scale.


A vibrant cultural life of festivals where dance, music, and theater groups regularly perform in small, local venues.


Features the colors of autumn, a snowy winter, a lush spring, and a sunny summer.


Recreational opportunities abound such as skiing, snowboarding, golfing, hiking, biking, sailing, and swimming.

Visual Art, Music Composition, Writing, Graphic Design, and Writing for Children & Young Adults s One of the first low-residency graduate school in the country devoted exclusively to fine arts education and home to distinguished faculty including Pulitzer Prize finalists, National Book Award winners, and Newbery Medalists s The Writing for Children and Young Adults program was the first of its kind in the country; the MFA in Writing was ranked one of the top five programs of its kind by The Atlantic and first in the nation by Poets & Writers magazine

Vermont Law School www.vermontlaw.edu s Nationally known for its expertise and advocacy in

environmental law and offers the largest number of environmental law courses in the nation s Ranked first or second in environmental law by U.S.News & World Report for 23 years running s Offers five degree programs: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Joint JD and MELP, Master of Laws in Environmental Law (LLM), and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for international students)

Easy travel to Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV); Massachusetts’ Logan International Airport (BOS); New Hampshire’s Manchester Airport (MHT); New York’s Albany Airport (ALB); or Canada’s Montreal Trudeau Airport— formerly Dorval—(YUL).

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