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Saint Michael's College

  • Colchester, VT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,998
    total students
  • $39,050 | $39,050
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 580
    sat math
  • 592
    sat reading
  • 581
    sat writing
  • 26
    act composite

Overview

St. Michael's College Enjoys a Beautiful 440-Acre Campus in Burlington, Vermont

Saint Michael's College is located just minutes from downtown Burlington, Vermont, on Lake Champlain's eastern shore. Burlington, nestled between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, is filled with fantastic shops, restaurants, coffee houses, live music venues and relaxation on the lakefront. One of the most popular attractions for students is Church Street, the downtown pedestrian mall--which has won a national award along with Burlington's recognition as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade"-not to mention being consistently ranked among the healthiest, happiest communities in the nation.

Because of its ideal location, Saint Michael's students enjoy opportunities for outstanding outdoor recreation from cycling, skiing, and sailing, to kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Burlington is only a day's drive from Montreal, New York, and Boston. However, students do not have to leave the Burlington area in order to enjoy an endless calendar of music festivals, theatre, a lively night scene, world-class museums, skiing, snow-trekking, and many other indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities.

St. Michael's Offers a Liberal Studies Curriculum, Honors Program, Study Abroad, Internships, and Research Opportunities

Saint Michael's College in Burlington offers a unique and energetic liberal studies curriculum that prepares students for successful and promising careers. The college nurtures intellectual curiosity and encourages students to explore their interests by providing a wide variety of academic areas of study and exposure to a variety of experiences. The liberal studies curriculum gives students a firm understanding of major disciplines by providing solid building blocks on which they may form their careers and live their lives as well-rounded people. These major disciplines include fine arts, math, engineering, natural science, philosophy, religious studies, social science, elementary/secondary education, and humanities as well as pre-professional programs in pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine (including veterinary and dental) and law.

Real-world experiences are encouraged and abundantly available through research with the college's faculty members, study abroad, and internships. Students become skilled communicators as they develop exceptional writing and speaking skills. In addition, they are introduced to foreign languages that encourage globally minded communication.

Saint Michael's College is a Phi Beta Kappa institution, an honor shared with only 10 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most recognized academic honor society. Other opportunities for Saint Michael's students to raise their intellect is through participation in the Honors Program which provides additional challenges and opportunities to outstanding students, with the aim of enhancing the liberal education offered by the College through engagement in small group discussion, research, and extraordinary curricular and extracurricular opportunities. It is the mission of the Honors Program to enhance the college experience of each Honors Program student; to promote intellectual growth of every student at Saint Michael¿s College and to encourage active involvement in service to the community.

Many Student Organizations and a Top Wilderness Program Foster an Exciting Student Life on Saint Michael's College Campus

Saint Michael's College is committed to a fully residential campus (all four years) and provides students with an incredible sense of campus community through an active calendar, an exceptional learning environment, and safe, high-quality campus living standards. Saint Michael's has a lively residential campus life that gives students ample opportunity to participate in a broad range of activities, student organizations, and extracurricular opportunities that nurture their social, intellectual and spiritual lives.

The college's Wilderness Program is one of the most popular organizations on campus. It provides students with the opportunity to enjoy Burlington and the rest of the area's natural beauty through camping, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and hiking opportunities. Also, all students in good academic standing can get an all-season ski pass to Smuggler's Notch, a nearby mountain resort, for only $30. Love the arts? St. Mike's students can also purchase a single $30 pass allowing deep discounts for over 50 performances at the Flynn Center in downtown Burlington with everything from Broadway shows to hip hop to jazz. Want to make a difference? Through M.O.V.E. (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) and Campus Ministry, the opportunities are endless and include service in communities throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Saint Michael's College athletes enjoy competition through both NCAA Division II varsity sports and dozens of intramural and club sports. Students also have many opportunities to listen to and engage in an exchange of ideas on campus with visiting speakers and through workshops and forums throughout the year.


Location & Contact

One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
USA

Ms.Jacqueline Murphy

Director of Admission

Phone: 802-654-3000
Fax: 802-654-2906
Email: admission@smcvt.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art 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.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      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.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      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
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,431
    • Accepted3,328
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled1,998
    • Female Applicants2,276
    • Females Accepted1,801
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants2,155
    • Males Accepted1,527
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.43
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 15th April 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 592 530 650
    • SAT Math 580 530 640
    • SAT Writing 581 530 630
    • ACT Composite 26 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$39,050
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,050
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$325.00
    • Room and board *$10,600.00
    • 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 Students1,998
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.22%
    • Black or African American2.27%
    • White or Caucasian86.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian1.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.06%
    • Unknown.57%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.68% representing 22 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students80% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 96%
  • 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 Student Association (governing board), Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE), WWPV-FM (student run radio station), Wilderness Program, student newspaper/online publication (The Defender)
  • 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 bicycle patrols; Fire and Rescue Squad serving the College and surrounding community with professionals and trained student volunteers

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 2 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes Division 2 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 2 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 2 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes Division 2 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 2 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes Division 2 No
    • Swimming No Division 2 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty216
    • Full-time Percentage70%
    • Part-time Percentage30%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,971 students to 169 faculty


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