Green Mountain College

1 Brennan Cir, Poultney, United States
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Overview of Green Mountain College

About this school

Green Mountain College, founded in 1834, is a four-year private liberal arts college with an environmental focus. Core general education courses are taught through the lens of contemporary environmental thought.  Its 155-acre campus is located in Poultney, 20 miles from Rutland.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:468
    • Men:201 (42.9%)
    • Women:267 (57.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Green Mountain College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
2
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Brennan Circle
City, State, Zip
Poultney, VT  05764-1199
Phone
(802) 287-8207
Fax
(802) 287-8099
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 14

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 677 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
60 admitted students enrolled
Men
51 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.12
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
475-615 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
450-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $37,002 (73.60066833751044%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,722 (23.316227075625573%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,550 (3.0831045868639855%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Green Mountain College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003687
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
157 (86.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
146 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
146 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$27,661
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 144 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,799
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 134 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,488
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
30 (16.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,706

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
520 (83.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
486 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
485 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,458
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 481 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,712
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 427 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,439
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 34 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
110 (17.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,191

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,269
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, International Students, Parents of Current Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,700

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


40

Part-Time Faculty


23

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 54% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 71% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
253,148

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
102
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Green Mountain College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


41.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Creative Writing
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Resort Management
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Natural resources/environmental science, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Environmental law and policy, energy regulation and law with Vermont Law School

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,633

Nearest Metropolitan Area


155 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.5 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Albany, N.Y.
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Rutland
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Whitehall, N.Y.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Green Mountain College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, green mountain college ultimate frisbee, diversity, college programming board, international awareness club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


447

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
468
Women
267
Men
201

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 5.8% Black/African-American
  • 2.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 65.4% White
  • 19.7% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 7 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


256

Student Resources

Study resources