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Southern Vermont College

Bennington, VT 4-Year Private

About Southern Vermont College

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Southern Vermont College Overview

Southern Vermont College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Bennington, Vermont. Southern Vermont College was founded in 1926 and now enrolls around 361 students a year, including 361 undergrads.

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2021 Southern Vermont College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.4
Tuition $25,236
Percent of Need Met 42%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,500

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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 competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what Southern Vermont College offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

2018 Acceptance Rate for Southern Vermont College

It is not competitive to get into Southern Vermont College. The acceptance rate at Southern Vermont College is 91%. Last year, 353 students applied to Southern Vermont College and 320 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Vermont College

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 64% of students who start at Southern Vermont College return the next year. Around 51% 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% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Southern Vermont College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Southern Vermont College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southern Vermont College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2018, the total market value of Southern Vermont College's endowment was $3.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $22,611 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Vermont College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southern Vermont College meets 42% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,500 a year.

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Vermont College. Based on this information, how does Southern Vermont College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Southern Vermont College a good school for you?

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Where is Southern Vermont College?

Southern Vermont College is located in the small town setting of Bennington, Vermont, less than an hour from Albany and NY.

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College Info

982 Mansion Drive Bennington, VT 05201

Campus Setting: Small Town

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