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Southern Vermont College

Tiny Southern Vermont College, located in Bennington, about 45 miles from Albany, NY, is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences that enrolls about 500 students. The scenic campus includes darned pretty 14th century English manor-style buildings.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Overview

Overview

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Tiny Southern Vermont College, located in Bennington, about 45 miles from Albany, NY, is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences that enrolls about 500 students. The scenic campus includes darned pretty 14th century English manor-style buildings.

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Southern Vermont College offers a transformative living and learning experience that cultivates lifelong learners in a personalized setting, emphasizes active learning and exploration, and encourages empowered citizenship and environmental sensibility.

Located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains, Southern Vermont College aspires to be a model of an enlightened educational community: diverse, supportive, environmentally respectful and socially responsible. Through its career-focused liberal arts curriculum, Southern Vermont College endeavors to transform students into engaged citizens with a broad perspective of an ever-changing society. Whether students find themselves drawn to Business, Humanities, Nursing, Science and Technology or Social Sciences--the College's five academic divisions--SVC seeks to immerse students in the concept of becoming lifelong and dynamic learners. At the same time, Southern Vermont College encourages students to combine classroom learning with real life, real world experiences, through internships and learn-by-doing projects. In short, Southern Vermont College may be small in size but it is most assuredly not small in the skills and self-confidence that it strives to give its students.

Southern Vermont College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. SVC is a member of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 480
Gender 38% Male / 62% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 95% Full Time / 5% Part Time
Geography 35% In State / 65% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 46% 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 73%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. No cars. No pets.

57% of students live on-campus.

91% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs alcohol/substance abuse counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: 25 miles of trails, 2 natural ponds, 27-room edwardian mansion, 371 acre campus
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships liberal arts/career combination cross-registration dual enrollment of high school students student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (28%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (18%), Business/Commerce (9%), Psychology (8%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (7%), American Government and Politics (United States) (5%)

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 general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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.
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.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Associates

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
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.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
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.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in health and medical administrative services not listed above.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

A program that prepares individuals for the professional study of law at the post-baccalaureate level.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

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 focuses on the systematic study of United States political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in American political theory, political parties and interest groups, state and local governments, Constitutional law, federalism and national institutions, executive and legislative politics, judicial politics, popular attitudes and media influences, political research methods, and applications to the study of specific issues and institutions.

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.

Administration & Faculty

President Karen Gross
Acting President James Beckwith
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 23
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 26 : 73
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 99.4% accepted of 336 applications

73% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
27% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
4% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 20
English13 - 20
Math15 - 20
Writing6 - 8
 
SATMath390 - 490
Reading400 - 490
Writing400 - 478

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay

Important: Volunteer Work, Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Level Of Applicants Interest, Extracurricular Activities, Academic GPA

Also Considered: Work Experience, Interview, Class Rank, Alumni Relation

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

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,959 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $16,299
$30K-$48K $17,902
$48K-$75K $22,527
$75K-$110K $25,302
$110K+ $26,250

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $21,725, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $21,725 Same as On-Campus
Fees $275 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,500 $7,500
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total (before financial aid) $34,000 $31,000

Students Receiving Aid

99% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 84% $5,533
Federal Scholarships/Grants 73% $3,035
Institutional Grants 99% $8,764
Other Federal Grants 27% $1,023
Other Loans 18% $12,132
Pell Grants 46% $4,216
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 17% $1,840
Student Loans 85% $8,130

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.svc.edu/financialaid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.svc.edu/admission.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

18% of students graduated on time.

34% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Southern Vermont College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Volleyball Jessica Alvarez (Get recruited )
Basketball Dan Engelstad (Get recruited )
Baseball Dave Gage (Get recruited )
Soccer Joe Baia (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Lacrosse Thomas Otero (Get recruited )
Volleyball Jessica Alvarez (Get recruited )
Basketball Mike Quinn (Get recruited )
Soccer Michael Zauzig (Get recruited )
Softball Alyssa Davis (Get recruited )

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#10 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#252 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#306 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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