Vermont Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500
Tel: (802)728-1000
Free: 800-442-VTC1
Admissions: (802)728-1244
Fax: (802)728-1390
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Vermont State Colleges System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 544-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $130,612. Educational spending 2003-04: $6434 per student. Total enrollment: 1,332. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 781 applied, 64% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 3 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 40 student government officers. Full-time: 956 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 376 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT, SAT or ACT, nursing exam. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $34. State resident tuition: $7186 full-time, $302 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,670 full-time, $572 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $316 full-time, $50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6454. College room only: $3858. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASVTC (student government), Hockey Club, student radio station, American Institute of Architecture Students, Golf Club. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 550 college housing spaces available; 540 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hartness Library with 59,480 books, 5,920 microform titles, 1,156 serials, 4,122 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $663,127. 350 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:

Randolph Center is a rural area, four miles from Randolph. A library, hospital, churches, shopping facilities, and several civic and service organizations serve the town. Outdoor sports include golf, fishing, hunting, skiing, ice skating, and tennis.

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