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Burlington College

"This progressive liberal arts college in Burlington, VT offers a Cinema Studies and Film Production program. In addition, "discussion centered classes" are the norm here and students receive an evaluation at the end of each one/class, not just a stodgy grade. Recently, Burlington College bought a large tract of land in May 2010 from the Roman Catholic Diocese on Burlington's North Ave. This will eventually become Burlington's main campus, once the original campus is sold."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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"This progressive liberal arts college in Burlington, VT offers a Cinema Studies and Film Production program. In addition, "discussion centered classes" are the norm here and students receive an evaluation at the end of each one/class, not just a stodgy grade. Recently, Burlington College bought a large tract of land in May 2010 from the Roman Catholic Diocese on Burlington's North Ave. This will eventually become Burlington's main campus, once the original campus is sold."

Burlington College says

Burlington College is a small, private, nontraditional liberal arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont, that honors each student as an individual. The College offers courses, majors and degree programs suited to those individual characteristics. These include Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Master's degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

Founded in 1972 as the Vermont Institute of Community Involvement, Burlington College is dedicated to its original mission; that of integrating learning, personal development and engagement in the community into a comprehensive educational opportunity. A nonprofit institution, the College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Creative adaptation of strong liberal arts curricula in the Humanities, Fine Arts and the Social Sciences has resulted in the focused development of majors such as Integral Psychology, Expressive Arts, Writing and Literature, Photography, Cinema Studies and Film Production, and Legal and Justice Studies, and Craftsmanship and Design degrees.

Our students become involved in the community as an integral component of their education at Burlington College, and the Institute for Civic Engagement enables them to research, educate, publish and take action on issues of importance, both here in Vermont and throughout the worldwide community.

Burlington College guides its students to become knowledgeable and skillful in their chosen fields; lifelong learners and active citizens engaged in fostering a just, humane society and advancing sustainable, supportive communities.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 220
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 73% Full Time / 27% Part Time
Geography 53% In State / 47% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 65%
Multi-racial 0%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 26%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $350.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

16% of students live on-campus.

59% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: Annual Journal-The Queen City Review

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Student-Run Film Society

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling employment services for undergraduates legal services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major dual enrollment of high school students external degree program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (15%), Film/Cinema/Video Studies (13%), Film/Cinema/Video Studies (13%), Psychology (7%), English Language and Literature/Letters, Other (7%), Photography (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to produce nonfiction film and video. Includes instruction in film and video writing, directing, and production; film studies; history of the documentary; research techniques; videography; editing; and business aspects of film production.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Any instructional program in English language and literature not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

An integrated program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the peoples and countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Associates

A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Bachelor's

A program that derives from two or more distinct programs and that is integrated around a unifying theme or topic that cannot be subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Job Opportunities:

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Social and Human Service Assistants
Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
All community and social service specialists not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock; assemble wooden articles or subassemblies; mark, bind, saw, carve, and sand wooden products; repair wooden articles, and use a variety of hand and power tools.

Job Opportunities:

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.
Woodworkers, All Other
All woodworkers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock; assemble wooden articles or subassemblies; mark, bind, saw, carve, and sand wooden products; repair wooden articles, and use a variety of hand and power tools.

Job Opportunities:

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.
Woodworkers, All Other
All woodworkers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in communication and media studies not listed above.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in psychology not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Christine Plunkett
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 9
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 55 : 44
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 82.9% accepted of 199 applications

46% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
15% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
8% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite21 - 28
 
SATMath430 - 620
Reading440 - 620
Writing460 - 600

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Talent Ability, Work Experience, Volunteer Work, Academic GPA, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: First Generation College Student, Standardized Test Scores, Alumni Relation, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 3
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Science Lab 0 2
Social Studies 0 4
Foreign Language 0 2
Academic Electives 0 4

Other Application Information: SAT Subject Tests SAT ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,968 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $20,754
$30K-$48K $21,911
$48K-$75K $25,647
$75K-$110K $29,306
$110K+ $32,470

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $22,860, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,860 Same as On-Campus
Fees $25 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,675 $8,100
Books $1,140 $1,140
Total (before financial aid) $33,700 $32,125

Students Receiving Aid

78% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 81% $6,617
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $5,035
Institutional Grants 78% $4,453
Other Federal Grants 19% $2,000
Other Loans 11% $11,863
Pell Grants 50% $4,257
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 33% $2,792
Student Loans 81% $8,254

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.burlington.edu/content/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://burlington.edu/content/net-price-calculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

21% of students graduated in six years.

23% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#153 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

WalletHub

#67 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#56 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#169 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#173 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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