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We invite you to review the following profiles on each of our colleges and visit their website.



Bennington College (Established 1932)

• Nationally-recognized liberal arts college where students work with faculty though a rigorous and reflective process to design individual courses of study


• A yearly winter internship term takes students into the workplace.  After spending four terms at work, students graduate with a resume a well as a diploma


• Consistently appears in several of the "Top 20" lists published in the Princeton Review's annual best colleges guide, including Class Discussions Encouraged; Students Study the Most; and Best Classroom Experience


Champlain College (Established 1878)

• Ranked 2nd in Best Classroom Experience category by the Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges and home to state-of-the-market centers or programs dedicated to Digital Investigation and Financial Literacy


• Undergraduate degrees in leading-edge fields such as Game Design and Creative Media as well as online graduate degrees in Business, Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies, Healthcare Management, Early Childhood Education, and more


• BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business), featured in USA Today, helps student entrepreneurs grow businesses while they attend Champlain


Goddard College (Established 1863)

• Acclaimed BA, BFA, MA, and MFA programs offered exclusively on a low-residency model, allowing students to integrate their studies with real-world experience


• Individualized programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Sustainability, Education, Health Arts & Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, and Sustainable Business & Communities


• A philosophy of learning that expects students to direct their own studies while ensuring rigor through guidance, academic support, and oversight from outstanding faculty


Landmark College  (Established 1985)

• One of the only U.S. colleges dedicated to teaching students with learning disabilities and nationally known for its ground-breaking programs in educating students with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and other specific learning disabilities


• Offers a bachelor of arts in Liberal Studies as well as two-year associate degrees in Business Administration, Business Studies, General Studies, Computer Science/Gaming, Liberal Studies, and Life Sciences


• The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training uses federal and state grants to develop innovative practices, publications, and research projects


• Consistently featured as one of 40 schools offering profound learning experiences in Colleges That Change Lives


• The Graduate School offers master’s degrees and certificate programs such as Nonprofit Management, Information Technologies, Health Care Administration and Managing for Sustainability


Middlebury College (Established 1800)

• One of the nation's highly selective liberal arts colleges ranked #5 by US News & World Report for best liberal arts college


• Middlebury is a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs around the world.


• Renowned for leadership in language instruction and international studies, including intensive summer language programs, as well as graduate English literature programs


Norwich University (Established 1819)

• Educates civilian students and members of the Corps of Cadets with a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs (such as Architecture, Nursing, and Engineering) culminating in baccalaureate as well as graduate degrees


• Fosters self discipline, personal integrity, social responsibility, physical fitness and the intellectual ability essential for full and effective participation in a free society


• The oldest private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)


Saint Michael's College (Established 1904)

• Catholic liberal arts college that provides education with a social conscience through more than 30 majors that combine classroom and experiential learning


• Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #99 for “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” and included in Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges.  Well known for engaging students in independent student-faculty research in science and the humanities


• Emphasizes preparation for life, not just initial employment, so that graduates are prepared for current and emerging careers alike


SIT Graduate Institute (Established 1964)

• Internationally focused master’s degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


• Flexible full-time and low-residency programs are based on experiential learning models that equip students with theoretical knowledge, intercultural communication skills, and work experience


• Programs are enhanced by access to a worldwide network of alumni, staff, partners, and development professionals


Sterling College (Established 1958)

• Combines theory and practice to instill a sense of environmental stewardship and prepare students for careers requiring both a college education and direct experience


• A year-round college, conducting 3 full semesters during fall, spring, and summer. Students can begin in any semester, take any semester off, and still maintain full-time status. Many go to school year-round and have the opportunity to graduate in fewer than four years


• One of only 7 Work-Learning-Service colleges in the USA.  Students work on campus, earning a portion of their tuition fees while serving the community


Vermont College of Fine Arts (Established 2008)

• Offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in six areas:  Visual Art, Music Composition, Writing, Graphic Design, Writing for Children & Young Adults, and Music Composition


• One of the first low-residency graduate school in the country devoted exclusively to fine arts education and home to distinguished faculty including Pulitzer Prize finalists, National Book Award winners, and Newbery Medalists


• The Writing for Children and Young Adults program was the first of its kind in the country; the MFA in Writing was ranked one of the top five programs of its kind by The Atlantic and first in the nation by Poets & Writers magazine


Vermont Law & Graduate School (Established 1972)

• Nationally known for its expertise and advocacy in environmental law and offers the largest number of environmental law courses in the nation


• Ranked first or second in environmental law by U.S.News & World Report for 23 years running


• Offers five degree programs:  Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Joint JD and MELP, Master of Laws in Environmental Law (LLM), and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for international students)











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