Green Mountain College

239 reviews
  1. Poultney, VT
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Green Mountain College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,275/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,501/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,229/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,004/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,500/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,884/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
557Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Environmentally-Conscious
    71%
  • We're all hippies back home.
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Environment
    56%
  • Progressive
    22%
  • Where the wild things are.
    22%

After Green Mountain College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

239 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    70
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    15
There is no health center on campus but there is a wellness center that deals with mental health. There is a medical center in Castleton about 15 minutes away that most students go to when sick and the shuttle goes there everyday. The wellness center is nice but it's only therapy, if you have a major issue or a psychological disorder they can't help much but they'll still talk to you if you want. In my opinion there are too many mentally ill people on campus for there to be no close psychological help. There has been an issue with theft but overall campus is relatively free from violent crime. If I feel unsafe it's because the closest hospital is 30 minutes away and there's some pretty unstable people around that aren't receiving adequate care.
  • College Freshman
  • May 24 2015
If you are academic, passionate and self-motivated, you will find the opportunities here unparalleled. I would NEVER have had the unique education experiences I had here at a typical university. You MUST be self-motivated. If you are lazy or unsure of your education goals, you will fail here. The professors are excellent--they do not teach here for the pay or tenure packages or notoriety, they teach here because they like the school's mission and are passionate about teaching. The courses may not have the greatest variety, but that's because it's not a large university.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Mar 23 2015
Most students are pretty low maintenance, there's a good amount of rich kids but they all try hard to appear downtrodden because that's the style here. The few people on campus that regularly dress nicely or even slightly preppy are seen as stuck up by many even though those kids may ironically be worse off financially than the ones judging them. There are some really smart and dedicated students here that will do a lot for the environment but most people are too distracted by drugs and partying to do anything useful and won't make it over a year before leaving.
  • College Freshman
  • May 24 2015