Website: www.smcvt.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,792
Undergraduate
Students
(55.5%) 995 Women
(44.5%) 797 Men
285
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 3,094 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
570-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
621 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,764
Tuition and Fees
$45,375
Room and Board
$12,220
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$33,471
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,040
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
138
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Colchester Population
16,986
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Montreal
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Purple Knights
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.6% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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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 required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One Winooski Park
City, State, Zip
Colchester, VT 05439
Phone
(802) 654-3000
Fax
(802) 654-2242
E-mail
admission@smcvt.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
December 21

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
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
85% of 3,094 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 1,603 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 1,491 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
431 (16%) of 2,633 admitted students enrolled
Women
226 (16%) of 1,418 admitted students enrolled
Men
205 (17%) of 1,215 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
89% of 2,105 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
158
Students Accepting Wait List Position
31
Students Admitted From Wait List
6

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
16%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
621 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
18%
Score of 24 - 29
72%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,764
Tuition and Fees
$45,375
Room and Board
$12,220
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$969
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 February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003694
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
392 (87.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
338 (86.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
338 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
77 (24.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$33,471
Need-Based Gift
Received by 334 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,809
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 269 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,547
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 64 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
104 (22.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,137

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,210 (72.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,062 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,062 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
250 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$31,371
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,051 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,022
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 862 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,339
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 180 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
547 (33.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,771

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,040
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
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
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, pharmacy with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, law/environmental law and policy with Vermont Law School
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
138
Part-Time Faculty
32
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
66%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% 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
592,899
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
97
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
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Colchester Population
16,986
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Montreal
Campus Size
440 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
3 mile(s) from campus in Burlington
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Essex Junction

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
96% 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
4%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
bicycle patrols, fire and rescue squad with professionals and trained student volunteers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Purple Knights
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, ice hockey, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student association (governing board), mobilization of volunteer efforts (move), wilderness program, martin luther king society, shredmc
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,792
Women
995 (55.5%)
Men
797 (44.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,766
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.6% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students.
3.8% from 24 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
285

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
78.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Average Starting Salary
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 5%
Medicine 1%
Education 3%
Other 1%

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