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Academics

“Small classes” help to ensure that “you are not just another number in a lecture hall.” Indeed, the college “really wants to help its students realize their full potential.” Many tout the “strong academics” and highlight the education, biology, and religion departments in particular. Classes are often “discussion-based” and “require a conscientious student who will actively participate in discussion.” Moreover, undergrads here speak effusively about their professors. As one Biology major shares, “Regardless of which class you’re in, you can tell that each professor’s #1 priority is that the students succeed.” A history major succinctly adds, “Whether you like it or not, your professor will know your name,” while a Media Studies major notes that their “professors aren’t just professors. They’re lifelong teachers,” with a Business Administration major stating, “I’ve had professors set up weekend study sessions before exams, bring in donuts for 8:00 a.m. classes, and invite students over for dinner or out for coffee. My professors have also really helped me in beginning my career—setting up research studies in my field of interest, writing incredible letters of recommendation for grad school, or networking to get me internships.” It’s been said that St. Mike’s “could improve the Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts Facility,” and that “there are not enough seats in popular or required classes for the amount of students that need to take them.”

Student Body

In their own words: “the typical student is upper-middle class, environmentally and politically aware, and always says ‘Hi,’” and who quickly dons “North Faces and UGGs during the cold Vermont winters,” and, although St. Mike’s is a Catholic school, students “are all different in regards to religions, races, sexual orientations and genders.” The most frequent comment made by first-years “is that they were shocked when a student held the door open for them.” Giving back to the community is a main theme in terms of the typical student here at St. Mike’s, as exemplified by the statement that “nearly all students participate in at least one service project during their four years here. Most students are concerned about the environment and social justice.” Students are “very relaxed for the most part” and enjoy “the outdoors that this great state provides for us.” “If you’re genuine and true to who you are, you’re bound to do well at St. Mike’s.”

Campus Life

Burlington Vermont (less than ten minutes from campus minutes by bus) is “one of the greatest places to be in this part of the country. There is so much to do in such a small, convenient area.” Of Burlington, students say that “Church Street is crowded with unique shops, fantastic restaurants, and interesting people.” Many also love to take advantage of Vermont’s outdoor recreational options and the school counts many avid skiers, snowboarders, and hikers among it ranks. In fact, “Saint Michael’s provides amazing ski pass deals and transportation to amazing ski resorts in the area.” St. Mike’s campus is “tiny, but in the cold months of winter, five-minute walks to class are a godsend.” Life at St. Mike’s is “pretty chill.” “If a student is one that likes to party, they are able to find it on campus. If a person is more reserved, there are thousands of other things that that person can do.” “St. Mike’s students have their heads on straight when it comes to making decisions.” Students feel that the food “lacks flavor,” although it should be noted that this is the way of most undergraduate dining experiences.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Matthew Seklecki
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
One Winooski Park, Box 7
Colchester, VT 05439

Phone
802-654-3000

Email
admission@smcvt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Dion Family Student Center
McCarthy Arts Center
Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel
Vincent C. Ross Sports Center
Tarrant Student Recreational Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Church Street Marketplace, Burlington
Lake Champlain Waterfront, Burlington
Echo Lake Acquarium & Sci Ctr Burlington
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne
We are within an hour's drive of Smugglers' Notch, Sugarbush, Stowe, Bolton Valley and Mad River ski areas. Lake Champlain is minutes away and Montreal, Quebec is about 90 minutes north of Burlington.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
802-654-3000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: See Saint Michael's College Website
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
smcvt.edu/visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@smcvt.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnights only available to admitted students during specific programs.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
It's easy to get to Saint Michael's. The Burlington International Airport (BTV) in South Burlington and Amtrak station in Essex Junction are both 10-minute drives from campus. The Greyhound Bus station is located in the Burlington International Airport. MegaBus also provides service to Downtown Burlington. Taxi service is available throughout the area. Current airlines servicing Burlington International Airport include American, JetBlue, United, & Delta. Direct flights are available from cities including Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Detroit, & Washington D.C.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Boston Area: Take Interstate 93 or Route 3 and 93 north to Interstate 89 (Concord, NH). Follow I-89 to Vermont Exit 15 (Winooski). From Worcester Area: Take Interstate 290 east to Interstate 495 north to Route 3 and 93 north (Nashua), to Interstate 89 (Concord) to Exit 15 (Winooski). From Hartford/Springfield Area: Take Interstate 91 north to Interstate 89 north (White River Junction area) Follow I-89 north to Exit 15 (Winooski). From New York City/New Jersey: N.Y. State Thruway (87) north to Exit 20, Route 149 east to Fort Ann, follow Route 4, north to Fairhaven, VT to Route 22A, north, to Route 7, north (Vergennes) to route 189 , east to Interstate 89, north to Exit 15 (Winooski). From Albany area: Follow directions from Adirondack Northway (87) north, listed under From New York City/New Jersey above. From Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse: Most direct: N.Y. State Thruway 90 east to Route 8, east (Utica) to Route 9N, north to Ticonderoga. Cross Bridge at Crown Point, NY to Route 17 north to Route 22A, north to Route 7 (Vergennes). Follow Route 7, north to Route 189 east to Interstate 89, north to Exit 15 (Winooski). From Exit 15, Interstate 89 (Northbound): Bear right off of exit onto Route 15 east for approximately 2/10s of a mile. The College is on left. Stay in right lane and follow Rte. 15 through two lights. After second light bear right into jug handle and go through intersection to the campus. The Office of Admission is located in the Hoehl Welcome Center on the left, with visitor's parking at the entrance. From Exit 16, Interstate 89 (Southbound): Turn right onto Rte. 7 south. Go to the center of Winooski, turn left on Rte. 15 East. Follow Rte. 15 for approximately 1 mile. The College is on left after the overpass. Stay in right lane and follow Rte. 15 through two lights. After second light bear right into jug handle and go through intersection to the campus. The Office of Admission is located in the Hoehl Welcome Center on the left, with visitor's parking at the entrance.

Local Accommodations
This list includes most local hotels and motels within a short driving distance of our campus: Preferred Hotel & Athletic Sponsor: Delta by Marriott (Trader Duke's Hotel) (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 802-658-0250); Alternate Choice Hotels: Holiday Inn (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 802-863-6363); The Residence Inn (Exit 12, Interstate 89, 802-878-2001); Days Inn* (Exit 15, Interstate 89, 802-655-0900); The Essex Resort and Spa* (Exit 10, Interstate 289, 70 Essex Way, Essex Jct., 802-878-1100); Additional Accommodations: Best Western Windjammer* (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 802-863-1125); Comfort Inn & Suites* (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 802-863-5541); Courtyard Burlington Harbor (Exit 14W, Interstate 89, 25 Cherry Street, Burlington, 802-864-4700); Courtyard by Marriott (Exit 12, Interstate 89, 177 Hurricane Lane, Williston, 802-879-0100); Fairfield Inn* (Exit 12, I-89, 2844 St. George Rd., Williston, 800-228-2800); Green Mountain Suite Hotel* (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 866-337-1616); Hampton Inn* (Exit 16, Interstate 89, 802-655-6177); Heart of the Village Inn* (Route 7, 5346 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 802-985-2800); Hilton Burlington*, (60 Battery Street, Burlington, 802-658-6500); Holiday Inn Express*, Route 7, 1720 Shelburne Rd., S. Burlington, 802-860-6000); Motel 6* (Exit 16, Interstate 89, 802-654-6860); Quality Inn, (Exit 16, I-89, 802-655-1400); Sampler House Bed and Breakfast* (22 Main Street, Milton, 802-893-2724); Sheraton Burlington* (Exit 14W, Interstate 89, 800-325-3535); Sinclair Inn* (389 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, 802-899-2234); Smart Suites* (Route 7, 1700 Shelburne Road, S. Burlington, 802-860-9900); Super 8 Burlington* (Exit 13, Interstate 89, 802-985-8037); University Inn and Suites* (Exit 14E, Interstate 89, 802-264-4114). *Accommodations offering discounts for Saint Michael's admission visits - Make sure to mention Saint Michael's College to receive the discount. See www.smcvt.edu/hotels for more information.

Admissions

Applicants: 3,965
Acceptance Rate: 83%
Average HS GPA: 3.32







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