Overview

Students will find Vermont appealing for many reasons including: 212 miles of shoreline on Lake Champlain, 700 miles of hiking trails, the most skiing and riding terrain in the East, and easy access to Montreal, North America's "European" city.

Vermont is a leader in protecting the environment, a top producer of U.S. Olympic skiers and riders, and a state consistently rated one of the safest in the nation.

In Vermont, the opportunities to enhance learning are endless, ranging from mountain climbing, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, sailing, and fishing to attending concerts, speakers, theater productions or cultural events. Outstanding professors, famous authors and artists, talented athletes, and successful business owners have chosen to frame their professional and personal lives with the mountains of Vermont. Vermont is also home to international businesses such as IBM, Burton Snowboards, and Ben & Jerry's. We boast the top-rated pubic radio station in the country.

In Vermont you'll find the country's finest and most unique assortments of colleges set in both rural New England towns and small cosmopolitan cities.      

  • Vermont has 24 higher education institutions
  • Campus populations range from 100 to 12,000
  • Over 42,000 students from across the country and the globe study in Vermont
  • Educational settings vary from four-year liberal arts to two-year career-oriented colleges
  • We have a history of higher education with 2 of our 24 colleges founded in the 1700's
  • Vermont has more colleges per capita than any other state in the nation
  • 37% of our students are from Vermont, 32% are from other New England states, and 31% are from other states across the country and around the globe internationally

You should also know that Vermont has a medical school, a law school, international and language education, environmental education, the oldest private military college in the United States and a nationally recognized culinary arts institute.