Southern Vermont College

982 Mansion Dr,, Bennington, United States
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Overview of Southern Vermont College

About this school

Southern Vermont, founded in 1926, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 371-acre campus is located in Bennington, 40 miles from Albany, N.Y. The main campus building is in the style of 14th century English-Norman manor houses.
  • Website


    www.svc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:361
    • Men:155 (42.9%)
    • Women:206 (57.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Vermont College is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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
-
2
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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
982 Mansion Drive
City, State, Zip
Bennington, VT  05201
Phone
(802) 447-6300
Fax
(802) 447-4695
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
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
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
College transcripts for transfer students recommended for some freshmen
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
91% of 353 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 198 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 155 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
107 (33%) of 320 admitted students enrolled
Women
51 (28%) of 185 admitted students enrolled
Men
56 (41%) of 135 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.35
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
34%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• 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
Not reported
• 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
18 average |15-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
12%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
44%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,511 (68.00938391405188%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,000 (29.32473141211911%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.66588467382901%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Vermont College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003693
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
76 (90.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
76 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
76 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$17,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 76 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 76 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 76 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
8 (9.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
307 (84.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
307 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
307 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$16,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 307 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 307 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 307 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
34 (9.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,728
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

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


22

Part-Time Faculty


28

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# 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
19,705

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Vermont College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (14)


  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


15,737

Nearest Metropolitan Area


371 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Albany, NY

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Albany, N.Y.
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Bennington
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Rensselaer, N.Y.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


67% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Forest green, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Vermont College offers drama theatre, student government association, mountaineer event board, japanese culture and anime club, big brothers big sisters, moosecorps

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


339

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
361
Women
206
Men
155

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 8.6% Black/African-American
  • 8.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.6% White
  • 23.1% Unknown

International Students


0.3% from 1 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources