Students Say

Green Mountain College, located in Poultney, Vermont, is a small, private, liberal arts college near 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
470 - 600
SAT Math
450 - 560
ACT Composite
19 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Green Mountain College, located in Poultney, Vermont, is a small, private, liberal arts college near 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 classroom 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
85%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
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 Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

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

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 is 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. The students worked together to help build a solar panel on the roof of the student center and a wind turbine to power the campus greenhouse.

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

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
81

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

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
1040
SAT Scores

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