College of St. Joseph is small in a big way, promising a family-like campus environment and unparalleled faculty-student interaction. Serving 300 students, we are located in the heart of the Green Mountains on 117 wooded acres in Rutland, Vt. On the edge of the city’s limits, we are a comfortable walk to downtown. Our Provider Scholarship Program, which combines a large scholarship award, service and campus activity opportunities, and career preparedness seminars puts us among the best college values available.

The College

  • Founded in 1956 by the Sisters of St. Joseph as a career-oriented liberal arts college with educational programs that blend theory and practice
  • Located on a 116 acre campus in Rutland, Vermont
  • Coeducational, student-centered campus culture that supports students’ personal and professional success
  • Facilities include: St. Joseph Hall (academic building), CSJ Athletic Center, Tuttle Hall (student center), Giorgetti Library, and Medialle and Roncalli Halls (men’s and women’s residences)

Location Highlights

  • 116 acre open and wooded campus in the heart of ski country with Killington, Pico, Okemo, and Bromley ski resorts nearby
  • Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, skiing and snowboarding
  • Rutland is served by an AMTRAK Train Station, a bus station, and a commuter air service
  • 90 miles from Albany, 160 miles from Montreal, 170 miles from Boston, 200 miles from Syracuse, 250 miles from NYC and 320 miles from Philadelphia

Unique Characteristics

  • Student-centered educational philosophy
  • Practical, career-oriented approach to learning with emphasis on fieldwork, student leadership, and community service
  • Supportive, family-like atmosphere on campus
  • Curriculum fosters professionalism, grounded in ethics and moral decision-making
  • The most affordable Catholic college in New England and the most affordable independent college in Vermont
  • The STEPS Program offers academically qualified students transitioning from Vermont State custody (foster care) an opportunity to obtain a college education in a supportive setting with year round housing and programming