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Goddard College

  • Plainfield, VT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 209
    total students
  • $14,738 | $14,738
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 80%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

A Unique Approach to College

Goddard College invented the low-residency model for education back in 1963. Today, it continues to offer an alternative combining the best of distance education, online programs, and traditional classes.

Students come to campus for approximately 8 days every 6 months for an intense schedule of classes, mentoring, lectures, and arts. They also prepare their own schedules for the next semester and develop a close bond with faculty members. For the next 6 months, students study independently, turning in "packets" to their mentors every 3 weeks.

The content of the packets is different for every student, but generally focuses on research, writing, and musings related to the individual's study plan.

Goddard offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees education, health arts and sciences, individualized studies, and sustainability, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in creative writing. The College also offers a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (B.A./M.A.) fast-track degree program in Psychology and Counseling.

The B.F.A. in Creative Writing at Goddard College

Goddard's creative writing program is a 120-credit program open to transfer students who have already completed approximately 60 liberal arts credits. Students may be eligible to bring a combination of transfer credits and/or credits awarded for prior learning and experience into the program. Students wishing to enter the program without 60 credits may enter Goddard's Individualized Studies Program to gain credits.

The senior project is completed at the end of the program. Students prepare their manuscripts, study papers on the topics of their choosing, annotated bibliographies, and readings of their works to the residents of the college. All students leave the program with complete drafts of finished manuscripts.

The B.A. in Education at Goddard College

The low-residency B.A. in Education and Licensure degree program is a 120-credit program open to transfer students who have already completed approximately 60 liberal arts credits and who wish to extend their knowledge in the field of education to meet personal or professional goals. Students may be eligible to bring a combination of transfer credits and/or credits awarded for prior learning and experience into the program.

The B.A. in Education program is available as a licensure program (on the Vermont campus only) or as a non-licensure option (on both the Vermont and Seattle, Washington campuses).

The B.A. in Health Arts and Sciences at Goddard College

Student work in health arts combines integrative health studies, holistic sciences, health philosophy, multicultural perspectives, social change, self-awareness, and self-care practices to bridge nature, culture, and healing. Potential course subjects include community and environmental health, women's health and midwifery, men's health, botanical medicine and ethnobotany, nutritional health, expressive arts, body and movement therapies, integrative health, integrative nursing, mind-body health, ecopsychology, and cross-cultural healing.

The B.A. in Individualized Studies at Goddard College

The individualized studies program at Goddard emphasizes personal and social transformation, meditative action, positive self-development, and a wide breadth of knowledge. Students may bring up to 75 approved credits into the program through a combination of transfer or credits earned through an assessment of prior learning.

The B.A. in Sustainability at Goddard College

The B.A. in Sustainability degree program provides the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to understand humans' roles within the ecosystem and sustainability. Topics of study include alternative energy, soil science, local food systems, waste management, and the ethical dimensions of international trade.

The B.A. in Psychology at Goddard College

Goddard's B.A./M.A. fast track program in psychology and counseling is a low-residency accelerated degree program that affords learners a seamless path to obtain their bachelor's and master's degrees over a shorter period of time. Students pursue standard undergraduate degrees in psychology with the final semester counting for both the B.A. degree and as the first 15 hours of the M.A. degree.

Outstanding faculty at Goddard College

Professor Susan Pearson has Kundalini Yoga teacher training and is an expert in life-span clinical-developmental psychology and gestalt therapy. Her other areas of expertise include tai chi, acupuncture/acupressure, Ayurvedic medicine, exercise physiology, holotropic breathwork, nutritional therapy, anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, EMDR, critical incident stress management, herbal remedies, and psychosynthesis.

Professor Sarah Van Hoy studies the crossroads between east and west in the field of medical anthropology. An expert in traditional Chinese medicine, holistic medicine, and deep ecology, Dr. Van Hon studies the intersection of medical traditions. Professor van Hon also is a trained clinical psychotherapist.

Professor Francis Xavier Charet studies neuroscience, philosophy of mind, social science, religious studies, Jungian and transpersonal psychology and the arts to focus on the study of consciousness and the development of an engaged practice. Dr. Charet has developed and coordinates the consciousness studies concentration in the M.A. program.

A Picturesque Campus

Goddard College is located on the grounds of a late 19th century model farm in Plainfield, Vermont, just outside Montpelier. The Greatwood Farm and Estate consists of shingle style buildings and gardens designed by noted American architect, Arthur Shurcliff. The campus buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Goddard also has a satellite campus at Columbia City in Seattle, Washington.


Location & Contact

Goddard College

123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667-9432
USA

Jen Morin

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 802-322-1670
Fax: 802-454-1029
Email: admissions@goddard.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Ethnic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Folklore
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multicultural Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Reading Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Adult Development and Aging
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Personality Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology and Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mental Health Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Behavioral Aspects of Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Somatic Bodywork
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Somatic Bodywork Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Labor Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5
    • Accepted4
    • Acceptance Rate80%
    • Enrolled209
    • Female Applicants2
    • Females Accepted2
    • Female Acceptance Rate100%
    • Male Applicants3
    • Males Accepted2
    • Male Acceptance Rate66%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$14,738
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,738
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$192.00
    • Room and board *$1,488.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students209
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.74%
    • Black or African American2.39%
    • White or Caucasian73.68%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.48%
    • Asian1.44%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races3.83%
    • Unknown12.92%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students85% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other patrols by trained security personnel 9 pm to 6 am

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty88
    • Full-time Percentage18%
    • Part-time Percentage82%
    • Female Percentage77%
    • Male Percentage23%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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