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Landmark College is the college of choice for students who learn differently. Landmark provides integrated approaches for students who struggle with LDs including dyslexia, ADHD and ASD

Established in 1985, Landmark College in Putney, Vt., was the first degree-granting institution of higher education dedicated to serving students with diagnosed learning disabilities, dyslexia, ASD and hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.

Our innovative programs developed over more than 25 years of working with students who learn differently make Landmark the leading college of its kind worldwide. Studies lead to the associate's degree, integrating traditional college level coursework with Landmark's signature use of proven learning strategies and the latest in assistive technology. Landmark's rigorous curriculum focuses on preparing students to move on after graduation to successfully pursue their baccalaureate and master's degrees. Our program of study allows students to develop and practice academic skills and strategies in a way that builds from semester to semester.

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From The School

Our Admissions Process is as straightforward as we can make it. Here is a brief overview (full details are in the application package or visit our website: www.landmark.edu).

What We Consider
We are looking for students who meet two essential criteria:
Average to superior intellectual potential, and
Diagnosis of dyslexia, ADHD, ASD or other specific learning disability

The Steps We Follow
The Admissions Process has three steps:
1. You complete the application and personal statement (preferably in your own handwriting) and submit these to the Admissions Office with the application fee.
2. You ensure that all required records and recommendations get to us in time for consideration by the Admissions Committee.
3. Our Admissions Committee reviews your completed application package and determines whether to:
Request further documentation
Invite you for an interview
Decline your application
Admit you directly to a degree program

Overview

Applicants
395
Acceptance Rate
54%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview

Overall

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Academic Programs

While many colleges offer special programs for students with learning difficulties, Landmark College is one of the only accredited colleges in the U.S. designed exclusively for students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ASD or other specific learning disabilities.

Why does Landmark's approach succeed? Because we teach the skills and strategies necessary for success in college and the workforce. At Landmark, students learn how to learn, and this knowledge helps them become more confident and independent.

All of this is achieved through an integrated approach to learning. Landmark College strongly believes that bright students who learn differently can also learn to achieve and thrive.

Students at Landmark get far more personal, directed assistance than at other colleges. Each student receives individualized attention from classroom instructorsin courses tailored to meet their individual learning style. We have courses for skills development, college credit, and Associate Degree Programs for individuals who have average-to-superior intellectual potential. Our experienced advisors meet frequently with you to review and guide your progress. All instructors are trained professional educators, not teaching assistants or peer tutors.

Landmark also offers three summer programs:
Three-Week High School Summer Programs for Rising Juniors & Seniors Designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school, this program is offered at Landmark College in Putney, VT., and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.
Two-Week Transition to College Program for College-Bound Seniors This program immerses recent high school graduates in an actual real living/learning college experience.
Five-Week Visiting College Student Summer Program
This program focuses on providing effective learning skills and strategies for college-level studies. Students also have the opportunity to earn up to five college credits.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Landmark College offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in the following areas of study:
A.A. in Business Administration
A.A. in Business Studies
A.A. in General Studies
A.A. in Liberal Arts
A.S. in Life Sciences

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Degrees

Associate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Fees for 2012-2013 Academic Year
$ 49,000 Tuition
$ 4,940 Room Fee
$ 4,600 Board Fee
$ 300 Damage Deposit
$ 400 Health Insurance
(International students: $650)
$ 130 Technology Fee
$ 59,370 Total
Note: Landmark College's tuition and fees may qualify as a medical tax deduction.

Financial Aid

2011/12 Financial Aid
Most Landmark students qualify to receive federal loans and grants, as well as vocational rehabilitation grants.

In addition, the College offers these institutionally-funded programs:
Landmark College Scholarships: $5,000 to $35,000 (based on need)
Landmark College Recognition Scholarships: $5,000 to $10,000 (based on leadership, character and talent)
Landmark Endowment Scholarships: $500 to $8,000 (based on need and other criteria)
Total Financial Aid Awarded: $6.5 million
Average Grant Award: $18,500
Number of Scholarships Awarded: 152 (new students);
194 (returning students)

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,800

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,500

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$6,510

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,210
Required Fees
$500
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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

From The School

When you come to Landmark College, you have the chance to learn about yourself in more ways than you would expect. We believe that there's more to education than just what you find in textbooks and classrooms. We offer you growth in all areas of your life-body, mind, and spirit.

The Division of Student Life contributes to your educational experience by providing numerous opportunities, programs, and services, so you can get involved. These are designed to enhance your intellectual, social, ethical, physical, and cultural development. You'll discover current favorites and learn to enjoy new activities. We'll help you build the self-esteem you need to push your horizons as far as you can go.

At Landmark College, you'll find people who understand where you're coming from-whether they're fellow students or the faculty members and staff. You'll relax in an atmosphere where we all recognize your capabilities. We want you to strive for success at everything you try. Why? Because we know you can do it.

We endeavor to work with you and for you. We'll encourage you to become involved in the campus community, and to take advantage of the leadership role you can play here and in the world. The friendships, experiences, and connections that you will make at Landmark College will create an exciting environment where you will live and learn. Our goal is to provide the widest possible spectrum of activities, and to offer something that will appeal to every student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
487
Out of State
95%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

95% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

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From The School


Location

Landmark College's Putney campus is located in picturesque southern Vermont. Putney is located just nine miles from historic Brattleboro, named one of the Top 10 Small Art Towns in America. In summer and spring you can hike, run, mountain bike, and swim. In winter students find an atmosphere perfect for snowboarding, cross-country and downhill skiing, and winter camping. For those who prefer something more urban, Boston is 2 and a half hours away by car and New York City is only 4 and a half hours away.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The campus includes several multipurpose classroom buildings, five traditional residence halls, two apartment and condominium-style residential buildings, and a fine arts building housing two theaters. The campus library houses a growing print, audiovisual, and digital materials collection as well as specialized areas for research, instruction, LD research, and media production. Other campus facilities include the Academic Support Center, a Women's Resource Center, the Click Sports Center and the Strauch Family Student Center.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Students enjoy exploring the diverse social and cultural offerings in the local Vermont towns of Putney and Brattleboro, and Massachusetts' Northampton. These areas all have bustling downtowns with shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Brattleboro has a vibrant arts community with galleries, music, and theater. Northampton is home to Smith College and a thriving crafts scene. Larger cities like Boston, Montreal, and New York are close enough for day and weekend trips.

At Landmark College, interactive learning abroad is a reality. Every year, our students have the opportunity to study at locations around the world. January experiences in Costa Rica, as well as summer semesters in England, Ireland, Greece, India, Italy, and Spain enable our students to experience other cultures. While expanding their horizons, they are engaged in rigorous college course work, taught by our own professional faculty members.

Student Organizations & Activities

When you come to Landmark College, you have the chance to learn about yourself in more ways than you would expect. We believe that there's more to education than just what you find in textbooks and classrooms. We offer you growth in all areas of your life-body, mind, and spirit.

The Division of Student Life contributes to your educational experience by providing numerous opportunities, programs, and services, so you can get involved. These are designed to enhance your intellectual, social, ethical, physical, and cultural development. You'll discover current favorites and learn to enjoy new activities. We'll help you build the self-esteem you need to push your horizons as far as you can go.

At Landmark College, you'll find people who understand where you're coming from-whether they're fellow students or the faculty members and staff. You'll relax in an atmosphere where we all recognize your capabilities. We want you to strive for success at everything you try. Why? Because we know you can do it.

We endeavor to work with you and for you. We'll encourage you to become involved in the campus community, and to take advantage of the leadership role you can play here and in the world. The friendships, experiences, and connections that you will make at Landmark College will create an exciting environment where you will live and learn. Our goal is to provide the widest possible spectrum of activities, and to offer something that will appeal to every student.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
95%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

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

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
73

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
N/A

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
John Kipp, Academic Dean

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Same

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
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


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 Visits Contact

Contact
Rob Bhany
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
Landmark College Admissions
River Road South
Putney, VT 05346

Phone
(802) 387-1679

Email
admissions@landmark.edu

Experience College Life


Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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Key Stats

395
Applicants
487
Size
54%
Acceptance Rate

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