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"If you loathe the idea of "traditional school," check out Goddard College, an "artsy, eccentric" school located in rural Vermont where "academic freedom" reigns supreme. Goddard's "creative, intelligent, and artistic" students "design" an individual curriculum - "a self-directed, experimental education" if you will - tailored to their own "specific needs."

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Selectivity
Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Contact Info

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Reviews

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Stats

Stats

Total Undergraduates 209
Gender 35% Male / 65% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Geography 13% In State / 87% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 56% 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 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 24%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Housing

School Publications

School Publications

Student Services

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: radio station
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): external degree program independent study internships student-designed major teacher certification

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (61%), Creative Writing (12%), Community Health and Preventive Medicine (11%), Education (10%), Sustainability Studies (0%), Early Childhood Education and Teaching (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts.

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.
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

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.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach art and art appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
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.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach general social studies programs at various educational levels.

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.
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares public health specialists to plan and manage health services in local community settings, including the coordination of related support services, government agencies, and private resources. Includes instruction in public health, community health services and delivery, health behavior and cultural factors, local government operations, human services, health communication and promotion, health services administration in local settings, environmental health, preventive and comparative medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, family and community health, and applicable law and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the concept of sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes instruction in sustainable development, environmental policies, ethics, ecology, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, economics, natural resources, sociology, and anthropology.

Job Opportunities:

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

Administration and Faculty

Administration and Faculty

President Barbara Vacarr
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 16
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 31 : 68
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100
International Faculty 12

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 20/100
20
Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 100.0% accepted of 4 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities, Interview

Important: Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Work Experience, Academic GPA, Alumni Relation, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student, Racial Ethnic Status, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $21,525 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,788
$30K-$48K $21,263

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $14,738, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,738 Same as On-Campus
Fees $192 Same as On-Campus
Housing $1,488 $7,370
Books $600 $600
Total (before financial aid) $17,018 $22,900

Students Receiving Aid

56% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 57% $8,032
Federal Scholarships/Grants 57% $4,913
Institutional Grants 43% $1,000
Other Federal Grants 43% $1,217
Other Loans 14% $4,000
Pell Grants 57% $4,000
Student Loans 57% $9,032

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.goddard.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://web.goddard.edu/npc/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

28% of students graduated on time.

28% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#12 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#111 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#500 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#524 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#591 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank