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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.

career opportunities:

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.


career opportunities:


Students are prepared to enter careers in fields such as

creative writing

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

liberal arts

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


radiologic sciences

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

my graduation.

– 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.


career opportunities:

business management

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

sports management

division of nursing You’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 ’16, I love the small class sizes

science in

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

leadership positions.

whole way.

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

grocery bingo

big brothers big sisters

biology club

game show nights

colleges against cancer cooking club japanese culture and animation club mad hatters drama club

• karaoke/open mic nights •

men’s lacrosse

shopping excursions to



mountaineer events board the mountain times

nursing student association

roller skating in the MAC


radiology club ski & snowboarding club

dodgeball tournament

student government association


outdoor movie night • hypnotist/mentalist • comedian • shake, rattle & roll dueling pianos performance • moonlight breakfast with games, entertainment • trip to NYC & Boston

mountaineer athletics


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

ultimate frisbee

flag football


indoor soccer




*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


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NECC team


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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.

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NECC championship


p l a y e r/r o o k i e



of the year


2 for women’s


volleyball; volleyball)

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 You should submit your FAFSA by February 15 in order to receive aid. We recommend you file early, using your taxes as a guide. SVC’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, SVC’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

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 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

( • Two Letters of Recommendation • Essay (minimum 250 words) • Test Scores (SAT or ACT) • Official Transcripts

questions? call the office of admissions 802.447.6300

Office of Admissions 982 Mansion Drive Bennington, VT 05201-6002

come talk to us 802.447.6300

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