Southern Vermont College: Narrative Description

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982 Mansion Dr.
Bennington, VT 05201-6002
Tel: (802)442-5427; 800-378-2782; Admissions: (802)447-6304; Fax: (802)447-4695; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 371-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $1.2 million. Total enrollment: 464. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 373 applied, 71% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Students come from 22 states and territories, 6 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 50% live on campus. Retention: 54% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; English; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,226 includes full-time tuition ($11,996) and college room and board ($6230). College room only: $2900. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Men's and Women's Rugby Club, Community Action Club, Mountaineer Cheerleaders, Madhatters Club (drama). Major annual events: Family Weekend, Holiday Dance, Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 237 college housing spaces available; 208 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Southern Vermont College Library with 26,000 books, 80 microform titles, 250 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $132,878. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Bennington College.

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