Saint Michael's College campus

Overview

Applicants
4,767
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
250
with Terminal Degree
167

125
Women
125
Men
19
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

"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 "discussionbased" 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."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


The Honorable Patrick Leahy '61
United States Senator from Vermont since 1974.

Tom Freston '67
Co-Founder of MTV and former President and CEO: Viacom.

Dr. Frederick Burkle Jr.,'61
Renowned expert-disaster relief medicine, faculty mbr Harvard,Johns Hopkins

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. '77
36th Commandant US Marine Corps, Fmr Commandr US/NATO forces in Afghanistan

Kathleen O'Leary Esq.'75
President, Columbia Gas of Virginia/NISOURCE

Tom Bowman'77
National Public Radio reporter covering the Pentagon

Loung Ung '93
Author: First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child, and Lulu in the Sky

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Mar 21

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,338

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,031

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,326

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,625

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,727

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,650
Required Fees
$325
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$450

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,300
Comprehensive Fee

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
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,997
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

1.85%
Asian
2.63%
African-American
4.28%
Hispanic
85.32%
Caucasian
3.25%
International

54% female
46% male
82% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

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 on 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 Saint Mike's."

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

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." "Saint 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.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

40% participate in intramural sports
21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Purple Knights)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Purple Knights)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: At the Saint Michael's website look for the organization "Common Ground" at the following URL: http://www.smcvt.edu/clubs/

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Vermont
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Norwich University

Sustainability

Saint Michael’s College prides itself on a strong sense of community that informs its collaborative approach to greening the campus. The Office of Sustainability in collaboration with students, faculty and staff has facilitated sustainability efforts on campus which run the gamut, covering everything from recycling programs and a lecture series to free local transportation options for students and staff. The College’s “Three Degree Challenge” promotes energy efficiency in existing buildings on campus by turning down thermostats. A campus-wide, single-stream recycling program and an on-site composting facility are helping Saint Michael’s get closer to becoming a zero-waste institution. Low-flow plumbing became the standard at the college fifteen years ago, and now all campus showerheads and sink aerators are optimized for water conservation. The College’s Organic Garden program offers students hands on experience with growing healthy food and offers summer workshops for faculty and staff. Opportunities for sustainable research are available through collaborative efforts like the Lake Champlain Research Consortium and through the college’s own sustainability office as well as through the new environmental studies major. The new Dion Family Student Center and Residence Hall utilizes geothermal energy, has a new interactive educational Energy Dashboard and was built with many energy efficiency technologies. The student environmental club, Green Up, led a successful campaign to ban the sales of bottled water on campus, organizes the popular Earth Week events and runs many other educational programs on campus. The fleet of college owned vehicles now includes five hybrids, and the College offers all students and staff free CCTA bus commuter passes in order to reduce the number of cars, and therefore carbon emissions, on campus. Additionally, two solar-powered electric vehicle charge stations are located on campus.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
55%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
84

Average Number of PC's per Lab
14

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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
Yes

Description
Student Laptop Program managed by vendor partner (includes Dell and Apple laptop options)

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
Michael Stefanowicz
Assistant 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
http://www.smcvt.edu/Admissions/Schedule-A-Visit.aspx

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 JetBlue, United, US Airways, AirTran, Northwest, Delta and Continental. Direct flights are available from cities including Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh.

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: 2014 Preferred Hotel & Athletic Sponsor: Doubletree Hotel Burlington (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.