Saint Michael's College was founded in 1904 and continues today as a private, residential, liberal arts Catholic college located in the town of Colchester, Vermont.
The Society of Saint Edmund, a French order of Catholic priests, founded the school. Today, Saint Michael's College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The campus is divided into two sections: Main and North. The main campus is the largest and houses the administration buildings and residence halls. Durick Library is located to the west of the Quad and the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel to the east. The three academic halls Cheray Hall, Jeanmarie Hall, and Saint Edmund's Hall, along with the McCarthy Arts Center line the Quad to the south. The Alliot Student Center and the four underclass residence halls wall the Quad on the north. The north campus houses residence halls, apartments, the Slone Art Center, classrooms, and a dining hall.
There are over 40 clubs and organizations represented on-campus to help develop a greater college experience for students. There are no fraternities and sororities but there are multiple honor societies. There are also many athletic activities and facilities offered including a fitness room, racquetball court, indoor track and swimming pool. There are trails around campus for mountain biking or running. There are 21 varsity sports teams and 20 intramural teams. Saint Michael’s Playhouse is a professional equity summer theater on-campus which draws talent from Broadway and other sources. The playhouse also has a Professional Theater Internship Program for college theater students.
The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs include 30 majors and 37 minors. Emphasis in the curriculum program is on independent study, internships, and independent research. There are also three master’s degree programs: Clinical Psychology, Education, and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. There are three post-master's certificates and Vermont teacher licensure programs. The most popular majors include Biology, Business, Education, Psychology, Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts.
The school emphasizes more independent and hands-on learning is emphasized and students can receive a more personalized education as the student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1 and the average class size is 19 students. Around 93 percent of faculty members hold a Ph.D. or highest appropriate degree. After graduation, 70 percent of graduates are fully employed after 6 months. Also, the graduate school acceptance rate is 50 percent. The school has a total enrollment of around 2,000 students who represent 38 states and 43 foreign countries. About 80 percent of students are from outside of Vermont. The student body ratio is 56 percent female and 44 percent male. Nearly 100 percent of students live on campus in residence halls.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Students who wish to apply to St. Michael’s have to submit the Common Application and submit the $50 application fee. Applicants must also submit ACT/SAT scores, application for financial aid if applicable and submit high school transcripts. The school has a 77 percent acceptance rate. The estimated amount for tuition and fees is $38,690 (additional fees are not included). Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Qualification is determined through filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). About 90 percent of students receive some form of financial aid and the average student loan debt is $21,873. Also, all admitted students are automatically considered for a merit-based aid ranging from $1000 to full tuition.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Post-master's certificate
Adult Age Enrollments:463
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