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Johnson State College

  • Johnson, VT
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 1,535
    total students
  • $9,312 | $20,976
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 85%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 500
    sat math
  • 500
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 21
    act composite

Overview

The Excellence of JSC

Johnson State College strives to be one of the best colleges in Vermont. With more than 50 undergraduate programs and a reputation for hands-on learning, small classes, faculty members who take a personal interest in student success, modern facilities and a spectacular hilltop campus, JSC provides a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on career exploration and development that starts the freshman year.

Signature programs include the sciences -- biology, environmental science and health sciences in particular -- teacher education, business, and the fine and performing arts. Notable initiatives include a 4+1 MBA degree program agreement with Clarkson University; the "Pathways" program with Vermont Law School, which provides a $15,000 annual scholarship to eligible JSC graduates pursuing master's or law degrees at VLS; and "Finish in 4," designed to ensure students complete their bachelor's degrees in no more than four years.

Recognizing that often the best learning takes place outside the classroom, JSC emphasizes experiential learning -- internships, research, civic involvement, student exchanges, and more -- in every major. Students who tap into these opportunities graduate with a leg up in the job market. Students interested in experiencing life in other cultures and communities can study abroad or cash in on JSC's membership in the National Student Exchange, which provides the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at another college or university in the US or Canada.

Students have the opportunity to work as research assistants to faculty members studying a range of environmental, health, and behavioral topics -- from sources of pollution in nearby rivers, to the use of biofeedback as a tool for exercise motivation, to the effect of exercise on people with asthma (it's not what you might think), even to how infants develop a sense of humor -- and write papers and present at professional conferences with their faculty members.

In addition to preparing students for successful careers in their chosen fields of study, a JSC education prepares students for jobs that don't even exist yet. The college's focus on real-world experiences, internships, research opportunities, and a broad and diverse foundation in the liberal arts provides important career skills -- logical thinking, communication, the capacity of lifelong learning and more -- that are applicable to virtually all careers, not just a single, narrowly focused job.

JSC students are known for being actively engaged on campus and in the greater community. As a founding member of the national Break Away program, JSC sponsors alternative-break experiences within and beyond the US each spring. In addition, throughout the academic year, students have numerous opportunities to "pay it forward" by volunteering with local nonprofit organizations and participating in service-learning activities.

JSC's Office of First-Year Experience helps incoming students make a successful transition to college life through a comprehensive program of activities and learning initiatives, including a campus-wide Common Reading Initiative, a series of first-year seminars, and special programming for first-year students based in the residence halls.

JSC offers 13 varsity sports, several intramural and club sports, and a culture that supports success in the classroom and the community as well as on the field. Varsity teams compete in NCAA Division III in the North Atlantic Conference. For men, the sports are basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis; for women: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, JSC fields three intercollegiate club sports: dodgeball, rugby and ultimate Frisbee.

Students can join a variety of clubs, including the Cross-Country Ski Club, Dance Club, Humans vs. Zombies, Green Solutions, JSC Pride Alliance, Outing Club, Model United Nations, Mountain Bike Club, SERVE, Snowboarding/Ski Club, Wellness Club, Women's Center and many more. Many choose to work on the college's biweekly student newspaper, one of two literary journals or WJSC 90.7, Radio Johnson.

Throughout the area, there are musicians and artists to discover, ski and snowboard slopes to conquer, and mountains and lakes to explore. JSC is close to Stowe Mountain Resort, Smugglers' Notch and Jay Peak, and there's even a snowboard terrain park right on campus. Free transportation to and from nearby Burlington, Vermont's largest city, is available on weekends via the "Badger Bullet," JSC's biodiesel-powered bus, and Montreal is just a two-hour drive from campus.


Location & Contact

337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656
USA

Bethany Harrington

Admissions Specialist

Phone: 802-635-1219
Fax: 802-635-1230
Email: jscadmissions@jsc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Alternative and Complementary Medicine Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

85% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,291
    • Accepted1,107
    • Acceptance Rate85%
    • Enrolled1,535
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.32
  • 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*
    • SAT Critical Reading 500 430 550
    • SAT Math 500 410 550
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,312
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,976
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$974.00
    • Room and board *$9,138.00
    • 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 Students1,535
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.93%
    • Black or African American1.82%
    • White or Caucasian82.74%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.72%
    • Asian1.17%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.26%
    • Two or more races1.89%
    • Unknown8.14%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.33% representing 20 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students18.9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 60%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations SERVE (Break Away), A Global partnership: Students for Children's Right, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Dance Club, Christian Fellowship Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty137
    • Full-time Percentage36%
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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