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Sterling College

Sterling College is college with 116 students located in Craftsbury Common, VT.

45
Selectivity
Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 116
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 21% In State / 79% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 63% 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 74%
Multi-racial 3%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 17%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

72% of students live on-campus.

94% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Yearbook
  • Music Ensembles
  • Student-Run Film Society

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs alcohol/substance abuse counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: managed woodlots, livestock farm, cross-country ski trails, back-country recreation, solar and wind powered barns, organic gardens, greenhouse, 32-foot climbing wall, low and high ropes challenge course, sugar house, 300-acre educational swamp (boreal forest and muskeg)
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships student-designed major double major cross-registration
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (48%), Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (25%), Conservation Biology (14%), Outdoor Education (11%), Natural Resources/Conservation (0%), Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

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

A program that focuses on the defined geographic subregions and subcultures within modern and historical countries and societies. Includes such topics as Acadian Studies, French Canadian and Quebec Studies, Southern (U.S.) Studies, Appalachian (U.S.) Studies, New England Studies, Southwestern Studies, Northern Studies, and others.

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.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to work as an educator, instructor or facilitator in parks, recreational facilities, camps and other outdoor settings. Includes instruction in leadership skills, wilderness survival skills, first aid, group processes, counseling techniques, environmental studies and instruction in recreational activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on agricultural principles and practices that, over the long term, enhance environmental quality, make efficient use of nonrenewable resources, integrate natural biological cycles and controls, and are economically viable and socially responsible; and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of agricultural and environmental problems. Includes instruction in principles of agroecology, crop and soil sciences, entomology, horticulture, animal science, weed science and management, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, applied ecology, agricultural economics, and rangeland ecology and watershed management.

Job Opportunities:

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.
Soil and Plant Scientists
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Conservation Scientists
Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

A program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences to the specific problems of biodiversity, species preservation, ecological sustainability, and habitat fragmentation in the face of advancing human social, economic, and industrial pressures. Includes instruction in ecology, environmental science, biological systems, extinction theory, human-animal and human-plant interaction, ecosystem science and management, wetland conservation, field biology, forest and wildlife biology, and natural history.

Job Opportunities:

Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.

Associates

A general program that focuses on the studies and activities relating to the natural environment and its conservation, use, and improvement. Includes instruction in subjects such as climate, air, soil, water, land, fish and wildlife, and plant resources; in the basic principles of environmental science and natural resources management; and the recreational and economic uses of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.

Job Opportunities:

Conservation Scientists
Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.
Foresters
Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Matthew Derr
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 12
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 33 : 66
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
44
Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 93.9% accepted of 49 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Application Essay

Important: Talent Ability, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Racial Ethnic Status, Geographical Residence, Character Personal Qualities, First Generation College Student, Alumni Relation, Work Experience

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

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $19,067 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $17,788
$30K-$48K $11,112
$48K-$75K $18,487
$75K-$110K $31,635
$110K+ $24,035

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $28,978, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $28,978 Same as On-Campus
Fees $916 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,498 $7,859
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $39,592 $38,953

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 75% $4,882
Federal Scholarships/Grants 63% $4,168
Institutional Grants 94% $18,625
Other Loans 25% $9,107
Pell Grants 63% $4,168
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 44% $2,443
Student Loans 75% $7,917

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.sterlingcollege.edu/p.financialaid.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.sterlingcollege.edu/net-price-calculator.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

26% of students graduated on time.

33% of students graduated in six years.

63% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#44 Regional Colleges Overall Score
#61 Regional Colleges

Washington Monthly

#1 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#3 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#41 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Score
#55 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#83 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#85 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#87 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#102 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#108 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#120 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#121 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#130 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#230 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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