Southern Vermont College

Overview of Southern Vermont College

Southern Vermont College is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Bennington, VT. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Southern Vermont College earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The most common major fields study at the school include conservation and resource management, media, science and laboratory technician, security and law enforcement.

Southern Vermont College Selectivity

Southern Vermont College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 400 to 500 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 400 and 490.

Student Body

Southern Vermont College, in 2007-2008, had 410 students (342 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common.

More complete details are provided below.

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Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington , VT 05201-6002
General Phone: (802) 442-5427

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Southern Vermont College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26registered nursing
Media11communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology10radiographer
Liberal Arts9English, creative writing, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management9business
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Family and Social Work1human services

Number of programs and degrees for Southern Vermont College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree569
Associate's degree296

Southern Vermont College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern Vermont College had a total enrollment of 410 students (342 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 33%
22-24 27%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 7%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

New York16%
Rhode Island3%
Washington, DC2%
New Hampshire2%
New Jersey2%
(International Students)1%

Southern Vermont College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 25 %

Southern Vermont College Room and Board (2007)

Southern Vermont College offers campus housing for 218 of its 342 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southern Vermont College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400500
SAT Math400490
ACT Verbal2125
ACT Math1526
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southern Vermont College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,160
Room and board $ 8,500
Room charge $ 4,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,250
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Southern Vermont College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 369300)

Southern Vermont College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year4$46,7831*
Assistant professoracademic year4$41,0352*
Instructoracademic year1*4$42,675
All faculty totalacademic year9$43,6977$43,007

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

Southern Vermont College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Southern Vermont College Highlights

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What Sets Southern Vermont College Apart:

% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Southern Vermont College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Southern Vermont College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Southern Vermont College % of degrees in media
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Southern Vermont College Number of degree programs
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Southern Vermont College Female % of student body
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Southern Vermont College % of degrees in security and law enforcement

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