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About Sterling College

Sterling College is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1958. It enrolls around 119 students a year, including 119 undergrads.

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Early Admissions at Sterling College

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.1
Tuition $34,000

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Sterling College.

Financial Aid at Sterling College

Sterling College meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Sterling College full-time are awarded $28,620 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! 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.

Dorms at Sterling College

Sterling College offers housing for up to 121 students.

The majority of Sterling College students live on campus.

All College Work Day, Town Meeting, and and Wood and Art Show are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Sterling College.

GPA and Test Scores for Sterling College

Sterling College is considered to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Sterling College is 3.1 /4.0.

Is Sterling College Test Optional?

Sterling College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Sterling College Waitlist

Sterling College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Sterling College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. 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.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sterling College

About 52% of students who start at Sterling College return for their second year of college. Out of the 27 students who started at Sterling College as first-time freshman, 9 graduate within four years.

Around 52% of students who started at Sterling 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 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, 1 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $35,937 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 Sterling College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Sterling College a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Sterling College?

Sterling College's endowment was valued at $1,291,000 in 2021. The school spends $14,981 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Sterling College?

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

If you want 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

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Wondering what life at Sterling College is like? There are approximately 119 students enrolled at Sterling College. 100% 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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