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Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, VT 4-Year Private
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About Sterling College

Sterling College Overview

Sterling College is a private, nonprofit school in the rural setting of Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Sterling College was founded in 1958 and enrolls 139 undergrads and no graduate students. Sterling College ensures housing for up to 121 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Sterling College!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Sterling College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Sterling College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Sterling College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Sterling College on the Student Life page.

2022 Sterling College Facts At-A-Glance
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Average GPA 3.1
Tuition $39,000
Percent of Need Met 87%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,620

Is Sterling College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Sterling College offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sterling College

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

Around 52% of students who start at Sterling College come back for their second year of college. Sterling Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 52 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Sterling College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Sterling College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 1% of graduates from Sterling College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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

Sterling 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.

Sterling College's endowment was valued at $1.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $14,981 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Sterling College

Tuition 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.

Sterling College meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,620 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $35,937 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Sterling College.

Based on this information, is Sterling College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Sterling College a good school for you?

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Where is Sterling College Located?

Sterling College is located in the rural setting of Craftsbury Common, Vermont.

If you would like to see Sterling College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 89 to Craftsbury Common, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Burlington International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Sterling College and Craftsbury Common are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 72 Craftsbury Common, VT 05827-0072

Campus Setting: Rural

Sterling College Application Deadline

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

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Wondering what life at Sterling College is like? There are approximately 139 students enrolled at Sterling College. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from VT and 82% percent of students are from other states.


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