Southern Vermont College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Everett mansion at Southern Vermont College
The Everett mansion at Southern Vermont College. redjar / Flickr

Southern Vermont College Admissions Overview:

While Southern Vermont College had an acceptance rate of 62% in 2016, the year before, it had an acceptance rate of 93%. So, while acceptance rates can tell you a lot about a school, there is some variation year-to-year. More importantly, students with strong writing skills, solid grades, and test scores within or above the ranges posted below are on track to be admitted to the school.

In order to apply, interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Check out the school's website for complete requirements and instructions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Southern Vermont College Description:

Southern Vermont College sits on a beautiful 371-acre mountainside campus in Bennington, Vermont. With around 500 students, the college offers an intimate and personal academic environment. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. SVC emphasizes hands-on experiential learning, and 88% of seniors participate in internships or some form of off-campus field experience.

Students can choose from 15 majors offered through the college's five divisions: Nursing, Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Business. Nursing is the college's most popular major for both associates degree and bachelor degree students. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the school's location in the Green Mountains with 18 ski and snowboard resorts within an hour-and-a-half drive.

Campus life is active with 21 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Southern Vermont Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). The college fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 374 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,975
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,800
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $37,775

Southern Vermont College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,725
    • Loans: $11,152

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, History and Politics, Nursing, Psychology, Radiologic Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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