Green Mountain College, founded in 1834, is a four-year private liberal arts college with an environmental focus. Core general education courses are taught through the lens of contemporary environmental thought.  Its 155-acre campus is located in Poultney, 20 miles from Rutland.

Website: www.greenmtn.edu/

Private
Co-ed
468
Undergraduate
Students
(57.1%) 267 Women
(42.9%) 201 Men
256
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 677 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.12
SAT Math
475-615 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
450-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,524
Tuition and Fees
$37,002
Room and Board
$11,722
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$27,661
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,269
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
40
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Poultney Population
3,633
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
65.4% White
19.7% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 3  
History 1 2
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One Brennan Circle
City, State, Zip
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Phone
(802) 287-8207
Fax
(802) 287-8099
E-mail
admissions@greenmtn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 14

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 677 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
60 admitted students enrolled
Men
51 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.12
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
475-615 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
450-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$50,524
Tuition and Fees
$37,002
Room and Board
$11,722
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
$1,550
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003687
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
157 (86.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
146 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
146 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$27,661
Need-Based Gift
Received by 144 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,799
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 134 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,488
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (16.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,706

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
520 (83.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
486 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
485 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,458
Need-Based Gift
Received by 481 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,712
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 427 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,439
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 34 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
110 (17.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,191

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,269
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
237
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
61
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
283
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, International Students, Parents of Current Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
32
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,700
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Creative Writing
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Resort Management
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Natural resources/environmental science, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Environmental law and policy, energy regulation and law with Vermont Law School
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
40
Part-Time Faculty
23
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 71% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
253,148
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
102
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Poultney Population
3,633
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
155 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.5 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Rutland
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Whitehall, N.Y.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis     x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis    
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, green mountain college ultimate frisbee, diversity, college programming board, international awareness club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
468
Women
267 (57.1%)
Men
201 (42.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
447
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
65.4% White
19.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 7 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
256

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
51.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Education 2%

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