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Reviews 238 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very impressed with admissions process.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you're okay with pot-smoking hippies who isolate themselves with alcohol and folk songs by the river, this is the place for you.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Vermont-esque lifestyle is strong here which is wonderful and often surreal. However, I feel like the college could be better in terms of housing, dining options, and community events.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Four of the five dorm buildings have black mold (or asbestos) in the ceilings, the back stairways are usually dirty and cobwebby, and the floors are uneven.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is comprised mostly of students, so there isn't too much foul play or reprimanding.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For a very small and isolated private liberal arts school, GMC does its best to provide a quality education to its students.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has started out ok, I have been referred to a couple other online graduates. I will know more for future surveys.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are used, rooms are busted. It's college: people will drink. It's Vermont, people do smoke weed. You don't have to partake in either. It's still fun to hang out with friends sober. Not everybody is a stoner.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a lot of international students as well as a bunch of people with different sexual orientations. It's comforting to be around.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have campus security, but they're not really that present on campus. They mostly search rooms. It could be safer.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are big and spacious compared to other schools. All of the buildings are very close to the classrooms because we have a small campus. Some of our dorm buildings have classrooms in the basement and it's super convenient. At the end of freshman year, you get to pick what building you want to live in (and the room).

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's division 3. Some of our sports teams are more popular than others--meaning that some games are more attended than others by the student body. It's fun to be a student athlete and support our school. I wish that there was more school spirit. A lot of our teams are getting better this year, it's exciting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people are extremely friendly, the classes are personalized and the students genuinely care about current issues. It has an environmental focus and that is evident when you meet the students. It's a small town but the people keep it interesting.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For being a liberal arts college, the array of classes here stands to a minimum. This is due to the focus on environmental sustainability, which is the center point of of every class. While this college has helped me hone in on my degree, the lack of non-environmental classes (eg. foreign languages) is why I'm considering transferring next year.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most students go to the river to party but there's occasionally parties on main street. Students usually party on Tuesday nights and on the weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Poultney is very small so there's only a few choices that are mostly diners but they're pretty good, relatively cheap and within walking distance. If you want more than Poultney has to offer you can go to Fair Haven or Rutland which is less convenient but not horrible.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Poultney is a very small rural town so there isn't much to offer in town but I don't think anyone that comes here expects a lot. There's small stores within walking distance that meet basic needs and there's a few interesting family owned restaurants and other business on main street. The townspeople are mostly friendly but students frequently complain of creepy men around town. There's not many events around town that aren't associated with the college in some way it's not something I ever hear complaints about.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: 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.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: 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.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some students take part but they're not very important to those who don't.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school makes it very difficult for anyone to live off campus, you must be at least 23 years old, married or have a child or you can appeal to them with some other reason. Most people are forced to stay on campus until they graduate.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere living on campus is pretty good, it makes you get really close to your friends but it can also be taxing on friendships because you are around each other so much. It's almost impossible to avoid someone here so if you fall out with friends or there's just someone you don't want to be around you'll most likely still see them every day. The dorms are pretty old and run down, Bogue is where most freshman go and it's the worst place to be if you don't like annoying kids going crazy. Moses probably has the dirtiest bathrooms and Ames is creepy and rundown, North is full of Adventure Ed people and the social scene is comparable to Bogue. Lyman is pretty good all around and Cree is hit and miss. All dorms have a free laundry room in the basement but only one dorm (Lyman) has a working elevator so be prepared to walk lots of stairs.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a good amount of financial aid but the price of the school goes up quite a bit each year with no rise in aid so it's getting to be too expensive for me. Also some majors require classes that have high fees (one that i know of is $900) and there is no aid to cover those cost.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I found security on campus to be very good. I never felt unsafe on campus at any time of day. No one I knew had anything stolen or broken into. Students frequently leave bags and other items lying around, because we trusted no one would take them.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Numerous academic and extracurricular activities at Green Mountain College shaped me into the professional I am now. I would definitely not have my current career had I attended elsewhere.

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