Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 by the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today. At the heart of the College’s environmental mission is the 37-credit Environmental Liberal Arts General Education Program, which all GMC students complete. Experiential learning is also central to a GMC education: Students are encouraged to gain hands-on experience through internships, service-learning opportunities and study abroad programs.

The College

  • Founded in 1834
  • 155-acre campus, Georgian architecture, 24 buildings
  • Coeducational, residential
  • Founding member of Eco League consortium of environmental colleges

Location Highlights

  • GMC is in the heart of southern Vermont’s Lakes Region
  • Adirondacks, Green Mountains, and White Mountains are all nearby
  • Easy driving or train distance to New York, Boston, or Montreal

Unique Characteristics

  • 3-year Resort Management and Hospitality Management Degrees at satellite campus in Killington, VT
  • College owns 80-acre nature preserve on Lake St. Catherine for research and recreation
  • The College has a working farm on campus with a focus on rare breeds of plants and livestock
  • Nationally recognized majors in Adventure Recreation and Recreation Management with credits transferable from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)