Green Mountain College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Vermont


Green Mountain College is a small liberal arts college with an environmental focus. The 155-acre campus is located in Poultney, a quaint New England village in Southern Vermont. Green Mountain College is a member of the Eco League with four other small colleges that focus on sustainability: Alaska Pacific University, College of the Atlantic, Northland College, and Prescott College. Students can easily take a semester or two at one of these other schools. Students can choose from 22 majors and 27 minors, and Green Mountain College's curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Green Mountain Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference. The college fields six men's and six women's Division III sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Resort and Hospitality Management, Self-Designed Major

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 867
Total Grad Students: 158
Undergraduate Students: 709
Faculty: 45

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

One Brennan Circle
Poultney Vermont 5764


Main Email:

Main Phone: 800-776-6675

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Maia Hanron-Sanford
Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions
(802) 287-8211

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Megan Dopp
Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions
(802) 287-8218

Athletics Contact:
Ray Campanile
Athletic Director, Athletics
(802) 287-8378

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Because we are a small school, we can individualize our review process and therefore do not have a minimum GPA requirement for Transfers, but rather look at each applicant individually.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer students with a GPA of 2.0 or better, must have earned at least a C- in the courses he/she wishes to tranfer. If the GPA is below a 2.0, only courses with a C or better will be considered for tranfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no minimum or maximum credit limit, however if a student has earned more than 12 credits, he/she will be considered a transfer student. Also, a student's final 30 credits must be completed at Green Mountain to receive a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If a student has at least 24 credits, SAT/ACT scores are not required. We are also "test optional" and offer the Insight Portfolio which consists of 3 short essays and submitting a graded paper in place of test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from someone who can attest to your academic qualities is required.

Essay(s) required:
A personal essay is required

Application Fee:
Our application is free anytime if you apply online and $30 for applying with the paper version.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 478 613
Math 460 570
Writing 450 583

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 146

Transfers Accepted: 105

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 71%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 67%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 4%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 1390

Room and Board: 10640

Tuition and Fees: 29316

Total Cost: 42646

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
All students (transfers and first-year) are eligible for our Community Service, Visual and Performing Arts, Leadership, and Environmental Advancement Scholarships. Need and merit based scholarships are also available.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7179

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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