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Southern Vermont College

Bennington, VT 4-Year Private

About Southern Vermont College

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Southern Vermont College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Bennington, VT, less than an hour from Albany, NY.

Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College currently enrolls around 361 students a year, including 361 undergrads. There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time professor. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2018, the total market value of the school endowment was $3,479,365. The school spends $22,611 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Southern Vermont College

Acceptance rate: 91%

Average GPA: 2.35

Mean ACT score: 18

Mean SAT score: 0

Early Decision or Early Action: N/N

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Southern Vermont College Acceptance Rate

Southern Vermont College is a noncompetitive school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Southern Vermont College is 91 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Southern Vermont College is 2.35 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 18.

Is Southern Vermont College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Vermont College, around 64 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 102 students who started at Southern Vermont College as first-time freshman, 44 graduate within four years.

Around 51 percent of students who started at Southern Vermont College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $35,728 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southern Vermont College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Southern Vermont College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

982 Mansion Drive Bennington, VT 05201

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southern Vermont College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Vermont College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Vermont College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southern Vermont College ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


15 to 19


15 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern Vermont College is 18. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Vermont College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern Vermont College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Southern Vermont College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Vermont College is like? There are approximately 361 students enrolled at Southern Vermont College. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 25% percent are from VT and 75% percent of students are from other states.


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