Students Say

Green Mountain College, located in Poultney, Vermont, is a small, private, liberal arts college in the Vermont countryside. One of the goals of Green Mountain is its active focus on sustainability and teaching all of their incoming students to live “responsibly” as global citizens. In fact, the college has a set of thirty-seven credit, core classes known as the Environmental Liberal Arts, which combines a liberal arts education with a strong focus on the environment.

Overview

Applicants
973
Acceptance Rate
68%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Green Mountain College, located in Poultney, Vermont, is a small, private, liberal arts college in the Vermont countryside. One of the goals of Green Mountain is its active focus on sustainability and teaching all of their incoming students to live “responsibly” as global citizens. In fact, the college has a set of thirty-seven credit, core classes known as the Environmental Liberal Arts, which combines a liberal arts education with a strong focus on the environment. With most students saying that their class sizes “are usually around fifteen to thirty students,” they really feel like they get to know their professors “not only as academic instructors, but as people,” and most rave that they really bond with a majority of their teachers, saying they “haven’t really met any professor that I can’t connect with in some way.” Since a lot of professors get to really know their students, most students say they have no problem getting personal letters from professors when they are “ready to apply for a job/ internship/graduate school, because they know…you and what you’ve done with your time here.” The students love that the school promotes a great education with a focus on teaching students how to be themselves “while learning in dynamic and hands-on ways”; this comes through an emphasis that an education doesn’t just come from a classroom, but from real world experience as well.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
84
with Terminal Degree
45

51
Men
33
Women
3
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Resort Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr William H. Bloom
Retired Neurosurgeon

Dr. Lloyd G. Bartholomew, M.D.
Gastroenterology and Internal Med, Mayo Clinic

Mr. Hicks B. Waldron
Retired Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc.

Mrs. Barbara W. Wellnitz
President, Ryan Wellnitz and Associates, Inc.

Carol Anderson
Publisher, Working Women Magazine

Mr. Christofer Eriksson
VP, Global Banks, Foreign Exchange, Citigroup

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,961

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,300

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,636

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,499

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,116

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,594
Required Fees
$1,142
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$980

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

The student population at Green Mountain College likes to think of itself as a “very tight-knit community,” with a “typical” student being “very outgoing [and] friendly.” Many students here “want to make a positive impact on the world in some way or another,” especially in the area of sustainability. Though many students agree that certainly a certain type of student attends Green Mountain, it’s hard to nail down that typical student description. One student clarifies that there are “no [frat] bros, no sorority girls,” but explains that the vast majority are happy to live “amongst other weird, happy, wonderful people while learning about sustainability,” which is clear in the projects that students take on for the betterment of campus. Students led the way in preparing and funding an engineering study for the college’s biomass plant and recently built a solar powered garage that houses an electric vehicle.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
572
Out of State
86%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

51% female
49% male
86% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Being located in the Vermont country, Green Mountain College offers its students a great experience for those who love to experience nature. Its location at the foot of the Green Mountains makes it ideal for students who enjoy spending their free time “skiing, snowboarding, camping, [and] hiking.” Incoming freshman and transfer students can register for one of the pre-orientation “Wilderness Challenges,” where these new people bond together over a five day adventure focused on such activities as rock-climbing, canoeing, and yoga. During the school year, the student run College Programming Board does “a great job with providing concerts and other events on campus” for those wishing to stay nearby. The college isn’t located right next to a big city, so many make their own fun on campus. Students also say that there are options to get away such as “a few charming…restaurants on Main Street,” but in general, “there is not much to do around town.” However, for those students who are willing to take a drive, the ski resort town of Killington is nearby—about forty minutes away—which students call “a huge plus.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
83%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Raina Robins

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Documentation necessary to substantiate the LD that is comprehensive. Diagnostic interview,Assessment, Specific Diagnosis, Actual Test Scores from Standardized Instruments, Rationale for accommodation, interpretative summary attached

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
56
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

18% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: We provide many support structures for the LGBTTQQA community. We have a very active “Safe Zone” program and counseling services. We also have a PRIDE Club and a PANTS groups (People Are Not Their Sex).

Minority Support Groups: nformation on the GMC Intercultural Center is available at http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/activities/icc.aspx

Sustainability

“Going green” is more than a catchphrase at Green Mountain College—it’s a raison d’être. Impressively in 2011, the school announced its achievement of climate neutrality, becoming only the second climate neutral campus in the nation and the first to achieve it through a combination of efficiency, large-scale adoption of clean energy, and purchase of local carbon offsets. Green Mountain College, a member of the Founding Circle of the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge,” also integrates sustainability thoroughly across its exceptional curriculum. In addition to a comprehensive environmental liberal arts core curriculum, GMC also offers a renewable energy and ecological design degree program, a new sustainable agriculture and food production degree, adventure education, natural resources management, and a sustainable MBA program. More than half of GMC faculty members are actively engaged in research, and the college utilizes project-based learning to provide students with real-life problem-solving experiences. GMC’s Farm & Food Project was granted use of the flash-freeze unit—designed to increase the ability of farmers to market seasonal products throughout the year—by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, in order to pilot flash-freezing of products for institutional and food pantry use. GMC continues to focus on greening its operations. In 2012 the college approved a strategic plan Sustainability 2020 which challenges GMC to meet all of its energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. Sustainability is the overarching principle in the plan which articulates five main initiatives that will attract and retain a strong student body and innovative faculty and staff and positively impact the campus environment. Students don’t soon forget the lessons they learn in GMC; forty-six percent of graduates pursue careers in the green jobs sector.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
37%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Hope Chambers
Hospitality Coordinator

Address
Green Mountain College
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764

Phone
802-287-8000

Email
visit@greenmtn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Griswold Library
Cerridwen Farm
Withey Student Center
Moses Coffeehouse
Poultney River

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Killington Ski Resort
The Long Trail
Burlington
Deane Nature Preserve
Dorset Theater

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@greenmtn.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

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Key Stats

973
Applicants
572
Size
68%
Acceptance Rate

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