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Category: Vermont

Green Mountain College – Poultney, VT

Wow! Talk about a transformation! A few decades ago, Green Mountain was a comfy two-year college for women, handsomely set in prototypically quaint Vermont village. Today, same village, still quaint, but GMC has become a vibrant, ambitious, well equipped, and distinctive opportunity for men and women who have an abiding interest in the environment AND the liberal arts. An emphasis…

Bennington College – Bennington, VT

Bennington is tiny (fewer than seven hundred students) and notably unconventional college with an international reputation in literature and the arts. Its program is distinctive and notably “experimental” (students adopt “The Plan” rather than take on a major/ each year includes a Field Term); its student body independent and creative. The town of Bennington is colonial quaint, the mountains are…

University of Vermont – Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont – Burlington, Vermont Location. Location. Location. The University of Vermont could not be more handsomely located. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the United States, abuts the small (very small) city of Burlington. Burlington is a picture-perfect college town, packed with great eateries, cafes, and clubs. A quick glance over the shoulder reveals the Green…

Marlboro College – Marlboro, Vermont

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets- “If you’ve done any reading about colleges, you have probably encountered a short paragraph about Marlboro; it is an anomaly – a tiny college community made up of about 350 men and women and an active experiment in self-directed study and communal governance.  Marlboro (the college) is absolutely NOT interested in frat parties, the…

Saint Michael’s College – Winooski Park/Colchester, Vermont

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Vermont is really about mountains and lakes, and St. Michael’s offers a rare opportunity to the 2000 undergraduate students who find their way to Winooskie.  Founded by a relatively low-key order, The Society of Saint Edmund, Saint Michael’s is the first college in the United States to offer a complete all-access pass to…