your story starts here.
make it yours. Southern Vermont College
a place you’ll quickly make your own... Your college experience should be one you can look back on and know you were offered the education and hands-on participation that helped you land that job, but also one that transformed you into a thinker, a leader and a citizen. You’ll also see that you had the opportunity to make friendships that last forever, participate in a number of activities, clubs and sports, be inspired and empowered by faculty who support you, and all along take in breathtaking views in a place you could quickly grow to call home.
a close-knit community… Faculty and staff get to know you–with an average of 17 students per class and a personalized education. You’ll run into friends, faculty and staff in the dining hall, in the hallways, and at Mountaineers’ games or at campus events. SVC is a place where you can know everyone on a personal level.
the foundation for your future in a magical place... classes in “a castle”: Everett Mansion Many SVC classes are held in the Everett Mansion, a sprawling, Englishstyle manor built in the early 1900s. Set on the highest point on campus, alongside Mount Anthony, the Mansion offers breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and the valley below. American Industrialist Edward Everett, who built the Mansion as his family’s second home, was a practical businessman and horticulturist. His Bennington estate, with over 50,000 apple, quince and plum trees, was said at one time to be the largest, privately-owned orchard in the country.
SVC is there for you and will help you
succeed in life and help you
get where you want to be. – Catrina ’14, Radiology major
15 majors and programs and plenty of options SVC offers 15 majors, 10 minors and more than 260 courses each year. bachelor’s degrees
biological sciences • business management
about our students • 500 Students • 90% of Students Receive Financial Aid • Diverse Student Body
being on campus • 20+ Clubs and Organizations • 17 Average Class Size
communication • creative writing
• 14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
criminal justice • english • entrepreneurship
• 12 Competitive NCAA Division III Athletic Teams
healthcare management and advocacy history and politics • liberal arts nursing • psychology • radiologic sciences sports management minors communication • creative writing • english environmental studies • humanities
• Academic Support • Study Abroad
our location • 371-Acre Mountainside Campus • 1.5 Miles from Downtown Bennington • >1 Hour to Albany International Airport • 3 Hours to Boston or NYC
information technology music • psychology • rhetoric • visual arts associate’s degree
• >4 Hours to Montreal • 17 Hiking Trails on Campus • 18 Ski & Snowboard Resorts within 90 Minutes
liberal arts certificate program computed tomography
Bennington, Vermont •Population: 16,000 •Most famous resident: Robert Frost
Vermont ❤ SVC might be in one of the best locations in the centrally located: you’ll
nation. Nestled in the mountains in the southwestern corner of Vermont, it’s close to other colleges, in a lively town and just a few hours drive from several major cities.
•Number of ice-creameries: 6 •Variety of cultural venues: Maplerama Maple Festival, Bennington Antique & Classic Car Show, Garlic & Herb Festival, Bennington Mayfest, Bennington Quiltfest •Favorite Activities: hiking, biking, snowboarding, skiing, rock climbing, fly fishing, canoeing, camping and, on a hot day, finding the best swimming holes
where learning turns into a career Maybe you’ve already decided what career or field interests you or maybe you are still trying to figure it out. Either way, at SVC you can discover it all as you go. With programs that allow you to get first-hand experience and a strong liberal arts foundation, you’ll learn to be the type of employee that businesses and organizations desire. With coursework that supports you to become a thinker, a problem solver, a visionary, a leader, you’ll be a strong competitor in the job market. You’ll also have the Office of Career Development and Internships as a resource to help you with interview preparation, job search strategy, resumé writing and much more. I like teaching at SVC because
center for teaching & learning
of its entrepreneurial spirit…
SVC’s Center for Teaching and Learning provides academic support, tutoring and advising for all SVC students, and many take full advantage of the resources. Need help with a paper? Want to find a study group? Want study-skill tips when preparing for a final exam? You will also find learning differences assistance through the Learning Differences Support Program. In the Office of Career Development and Internships, skilled staff can assist with career planning, graduate study opportunities and internship information.
we are mentors and facilitators of programs that are second to none in terms of meeting
students interests and abilities. –Charles Crowell, Associate Professor The McCormick Division of Business
internships & employment
division of social sciences Get first-hand experience with the opportunity to attend the Vermont Police Academy program while completing your bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at SVC, putting you a step ahead of your peers. You’ll learn from professors who have experience as a Lead Prosecutor, an Executive Director of the Vermont Police Academy, or an investigation expert in child abuse, domestic violence, forensics and the relationship to the criminal trial process. In History & Politics, learn from a professor who will engage you in discussions about the culture, history and politics in Nicaragua, Turkey and Japan or another country on the long list of trips he’s taken. Learn from Psychology professors who have clinical, developmental and theoretical experience. At SVC, your faculty will empower you to use the knowledge you’ve gained to challenge their beliefs and argue your points effectively.
Students are prepared to enter fields in human services; human services management; federal, healthcare management & advocacy state and local law enforcement; education; government service; nonprofit organizations; history and politics and business. Students are also prepared for psychology graduate study in psychology, social work, criminal justice and law school.
criminal justice STUDENT STORY From Vermont, Psychology major Mitchell, plans to be a middle school guidance counselor or clinical psychologist.
division of humanities You’ll learn from professors who are excited to broaden your abilities whether it’s in analysis, rhetoric, or composition. You’ll have innovative experiences that will give you the academic pieces to compile a portfolio to use in pursuit of graduate school or to go straight into the job market. Your program of study will be fueled by your career goals and interests and supported by your professors who will advise and guide you through the process.
ever wanted to write a book? SVC has teamed up with a local independent bookstore with its own press label and publishing services, for an exciting initiative called The Shires Press Series. This initiative offers full-time SVC students the opportunity to study the foundations of book publishing while working on their own manuscript, from conception to completion. At the end of the four-course series, each student will have 5 printed copies of their own published work, with marketing options in the retail and online marketplace.
Students are prepared to enter careers in fields such as
journalism, media management and writing. Students are
publishing, editing, communications, advertising, marketing,
STUDENT STORY Ryan ’15, a Communication major,
Entertainment, and will continue his work in sound production. He gained internship skills in environmental education and communication.
also ready for graduate study in literature, education, library science, rhetoric, journalism, creative writing,
operates his own company, JamShack
communications and law.
division of science & technologyIn Biological Sciences, you are offered individualized course-of-study options with an emphasis in: Ecology and Environment, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Pre-Professional Studies. Radiologic Sciences students gain handson experience through their use of a brand new Healthcare Education Center with an energized lab and clinical rotations offered in two states. Over the past five years, graduates averaged a pass rate of 95% on the National Licensure Exam.
I’ve always enjoyed biology, particularly organismal biology.
I enjoy sharing my love of this subject with others.
– Tammy Kenny, Co-Chair, The John Merck Division of Science and Technology
majors: biological sciences
career opportunities: Potential career paths for Biological Sciences majors include teachers, lab technicians, research and development
and scientist; many choose to pursue advanced degrees in
Mai ’14, ran cross country and earned her
new! Certificate in
medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry and law.
degree in Radiologic Sciences with plans to continue on to an advanced degree in Radiologic Technology.
Biological Sciences majors and Radiologic Sciences majors
Computed Tomography are critical to a vast spectrum of public sector and private practice work in the healthcare field.
division of business
Engage with faculty who have experience in marketing, entrepreneurship, sports management, information technology, finance and much more. You’ll learn to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations within your two required practica for all Business students. Management students learn about managing their own business and employees effectively. Within Sports Management, you’ll take courses that focus on management, marketing, law, finance, etc., as it applies to occupations within the sports field.
My internship with Kraft Foods gave me solid experience in sales, marketing and merchandising, which led to a full-time job offer as regional sales representative upon
– Kathleen ’11, Business Administration major
sports management As a Sports Management student, you have many options in the field whether it’s for a professional sports organization, sporting goods organization, health and wellness center, fitness facility, sports marketing, recreation department or others. You’ll gain first-hand experience during your two required practica.
Depending on major and minor, students are prepared to work in sales, marketing, finance, non-profit and
STUDENT STORY Pierre ’14, a Sports Management major
healthcare management private enterprises or on their own. Students also choose to continue on for advanced study.
from New Jersey, interned at Vermont Voltage which lead to a full-time position as director of marketing immediately following graduation.
international business, for large corporations, public or
division of nursing Youâ€™ll learn by participating in simulation labs and then clinical rotations in a variety of settings, including hospitals and other patient settings, both large and small within Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. SVC offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree with two tracks. The Pre-Licensure BSN track is designed for individuals who wish to achieve a BSN and upon graduation be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination. The RN-BSN track is designed for registered nurses who wish to continue their education and achieve a BSN.
healthcare education center (HEC) Operating from downtown Bennington, the HEC features a low fidelity skills lab, simulation lab, classrooms equipped with AV technology for interactive learning, administrative/faculty offices, student resources and more.
major: bachelor of
career opportunities: Graduates are employed in many specialty areas, including pediatrics, critical care, obstetrics, medical, surgical and psychiatric nursing as
STUDENT STORY Bridget â€™16, I love the small class sizes
well as non-acute care settings such as primary care, long-term care,
community health and hospice care. Many SVC grads choose to continue
and how everyone just really wants you
on with graduate education and can be found in advanced clinical and
to succeed and will support you the
live it, love it: student life at SVC
At SVC, I became more confident in myself and more comfortable with helping
and leading other students.
– Jamie, Psychology major
you’ll be entertained join in the festivities!
There is a lot do when you’re part of the SVC community. here’s a sampling from fall semester: human foosball sample of organizations
alpha chi (national honor society) alternative spring break
big brothers big sisters
game show nights
colleges against cancer cooking club japanese culture and animation club mad hatters drama club
• karaoke/open mic nights •
shopping excursions to
mountaineer events board the mountain times
nursing student association
roller skating in the MAC
radiology club ski & snowboarding club
student government association
outdoor movie night • hypnotist/mentalist • comedian • shake, rattle & roll dueling pianos performance • moonlight breakfast with games, entertainment • trip to NYC & Boston
NCAA division III sports: WOMEN
basketball cross country lacrosse soccer softball volleyball
baseball basketball, varsity & jv cross country soccer track & field volleyball
club/intramural sports* dodgeball
*varies each semester
you can succeed… on & off the field Southern Vermont College has 12 intercollegiate-competing teams which are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Being part of an athletic team at SVC means being part of a tight-knit group of peers with a built-in support system and a common goal...that’s a win-win!
you can play… recreationally
all NECC SVC
SVC offers several club sports, intramural sports and recreational clubs. In addition, the Mountaineer Athletic Center (MAC) houses a fitness center for students who wish to stay in shape. SVC’s 350-acre campus on the side of Mount Anthony offers a variety of steep hiking, mountain-biking and cross-country skiing trails.
p l a y e r/r o o k i e
of the year
2 for women’s
1 for men’s basketball
visit the athletics website at w w w. s v c a t h l e t i c s . c o m
start investing in you! 3 steps to financial aid Pursuing a college degree is a big investment, but a worthwhile one for you. Our job at the Southern Vermont College Office of Student Financial Services is to help you make it happen. At SVC, 90% of students receive some sort of financial aid. Each year, the College awards over 4.1 million dollars in institutional grants and scholarships. 1. complete the FAFSA The first and most important step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is how federal and institutional aid are determined. You may complete the FAFSA after January 1 by visiting www.fafsa.gov. You should submit your FAFSA by February 15 in order to receive aid. We recommend you file early, using your taxes as a guide. SVCâ€™s school code: 003693
2. make a plan SVC Applicants are reviewed for merit-based aid as well as federal and institutional aid, once the FAFSA is available. The friendly, knowledgeable staff in the Office of Student Financial Services will help you and your parents determine your financial aid eligibility and the programs best suited for your college plan.
3. we are flexible & patient Aid packages may include a mixture of grants, scholarships, low-interest loans and work-study opportunities. Once your aid package is determined and you can make it work with your college goals, SVCâ€™s Financial Aid counselors are there to work with you every step of the way.
questions? call the office of student financial services 802.447.6331 firstname.lastname@example.org www.svc.edu/financialaid
finding the right college can start with your visit:
SVC is a place that will
take a tour of our beautiful campus
help you live, work and
• Meet students, faculty, staff
and coaches • Learn about majors, athletics, campus life, financial aid and academic support
be productive in any environment that you
pursue after graduation. – Sean, Entrepreneurship major
to visit www.svc.edu/visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 802.447.6300
SVC makes applying easy Send in your FREE, online Southern Vermont College application now — and soon you could be on your way to earning a college degree!
application checklist • Free Online Application
(www.svc.edu/apply) • Two Letters of Recommendation • Essay (minimum 250 words) • Test Scores (SAT or ACT) • Official Transcripts
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Published on Jan 14, 2015
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