Where to Start Looking to Find Vermont Colleges
The VSAC Roadmap to College is the one-stop shopping resource for college information and planning in Vermont. It’s sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Users will find the usual timeline information and high school preparation information. The Apply section includes information on the college search and application process as well as resources for the application essay and recommendations.
Although many of the resources are links to other websites, there are also a number of PDFs available for downloading including a 35 page Paying for College Guide and a comparison of the SAT and ACT. You can sign up for reminders by email or postal mail. Some of the areas link back to the VSAC website that has the same information but not in as a user-friendly format. This includes information on Vermont Grants as well as a calendar of events listing financial aid workshops.
Students interested in starting at a community college and transferring should visit Community College of Vermont for a list of articulation agreements. It also has information on the Community College of Vermont study abroad program.
Some Numbers to Help You Find a College
There are 11 four-year Vermont colleges with 500 or more full-time undergraduates according to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System. Approximately 41 percent of students attend one of the six private Vermont colleges while 59 percent of students attend one of the five state institutions.
The private Vermont colleges have an average four-year graduation rate of 57.7% and the public universities have an average five-year graduation rate of 45%. Six Vermont colleges meet the DIY College Rankings 50-50 profile requirements.
The average SAT score for college-bound seniors in Vermont was 522 for Critical Reading and 525 for Math. The 75th percentile scores were 600 for Critical Reading and 600 for Math. Of the schools that reported SAT scores, four colleges had 75th percentile scores equal to or higher than the state in both categories.
The top 20 colleges SAT test takers in Vermont applied to:
- University of Vermont
- Castleton State College
- University of New Hampshire
- Champlain College
- Northeastern University
- Saint Michael’s College
- Johnson State College
- Keene State College
- Lyndon State College
- Vermont Technical College
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Boston University
- Clarkson University
- Dartmouth College
- Middlebury College
- University of Maine
- Syracuse University
- Quinnipiac University
- University of New England
- Norwich University
Vermont Colleges Conferences and Divisions
List of Vermont Colleges
In the following table, the four-year graduation rate is used for private colleges and the five-year rate for public colleges. The data are based on the data available from IPEDS in December of 2014 which are available on the DIY College Search spreadsheet.
Vermont Colleges with Test Scores and Graduation Rates
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Name Type Full-time
Bennington College Private 609 58 65 34583
Castleton State College Public 1854 49 92 520 540 23 15161
Champlain College Private 2332 50 71 620 620 28 32105
Green Mountain College Private 569 31 76 20722
Johnson State College Public 956 34 97 540 530 23 13775
Lyndon State College Public 1257 31 99 520 530 21 13469
Middlebury College Private 2477 87 17 740 740 33 22378
Norwich University Private 2228 51 63 570 590 26 27775
Saint Michael's College Private 1959 69 75 650 640 28 28218
University of Vermont Public 9764 75 78 640 650 29 15793
Vermont Technical College Public 1049 36 83 520 530 21 16579