Green Mountain College

Overview of Green Mountain College

Green Mountain can be found in Poultney, VT (a rural area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Methodist school. Green Mountain is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Green Mountain are in art studies, conservation and resource management, fine arts, hospitality, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Green Mountain Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 470 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Green Mountain centered around 450 to 560, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 823 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Green Mountain has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Green Mountain offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Division III Independents, Division III Independents competitions.

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Green Mountain College
One Brennan Cir
Poultney , VT 05764-1199
General Phone: (802) 287-8000

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Green Mountain Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts36English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Fine Arts24fine arts, fine arts studies
Hospitality14resort management
Education and Teaching14special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, social studies teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies, natural resources policy
Business and Management9managerial economics
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Art Studies2visual and performing arts, arts management
Media0media studies

Number of programs and degrees for Green Mountain in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13125
Master's degree92
Award of less than 1 academic year01

Green Mountain Student Body

In 2007-2008, Green Mountain had a total enrollment of 823 students (781 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 54%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 39%
20-21 35%
22-24 16%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York18%
New Hampshire11%
New Jersey9%
(International Students)3%
Rhode Island2%

Green Mountain Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %

Green Mountain Room and Board (2007)

Green Mountain offers campus housing for 650 of its 781 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Poultney, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Green Mountain Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math450560
SAT Writing460580

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Green Mountain Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,838
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,838
Room and board $ 9,522
Room charge $ 5,704
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,818
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,470

Financial Aid:
Green Mountain participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368700)

Green Mountain Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$58,9632*
Associate professoracademic year14$51,0116$53,623
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,2497$53,408
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year34$52,39115$54,023

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Green Mountain Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

Green Mountain Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Resort Management

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Green Mountain Apart:

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% of degrees in hospitality
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checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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