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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
From Saint Michael's College

Saint Michael's College, founded in the great Catholic intellectual tradition and principles of social justice and compassion, is a selective, fully residential Catholic college in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. Our closely connected community delivers internationally-respected liberal arts education near Burlington, one of the country's best college towns. To prepare for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, young adults at St. Mike's grow intellectually, socially, and morally, learning to be responsible for themselves, each other, and their world.

Saint Michael's College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,323/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,123/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,669Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • Welcoming
    24%
  • Accepting
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • laid-back
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Typical New England (minimal diversity)
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Home
    22%
  • Family
    11%
  • Community Oriented
    7%
  • Open
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Snug
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $50,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    77%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    85%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

    Saint Michael's College Reviews

    533 reviews
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    Overall not bad. The dining options are limited and are only open until 8pm which makes it very difficult especially if you’re an athlete. Your only other options is steins which costs money and you are only given like 25$ for it each semester. Most people are friendly but it can be very cliquey and seem very small because it is. You will see everyone everywhere. Athletics are funded inadequately compared to most other d2 schools. Parties are fun at the 3s and 1s sometimes, but it’s always extremely cold. Pub safe is always there to break up the parties and will ticket you multiple times if you park in the very limited parking on campus. Classes are pretty good if you like very small class sizes. Professors are very good and care about their students. There’s also 0 diversity. Very expensive for no reason.
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    Bottom line is, SMC has very good academics, professors and ROI. I got a huge merit package to attend. Campus food is GREAT. Alliot Dining Center is brand new and it shows. BUT, everything else about the college is mediocre. I’m an athlete and the facilities are the worst in the NE10. Lots of students athletes aren’t serious about winning or academics. The school is also claustrophobically small. I knew it was small, but didn’t realize HOW small. President Sterritt needs to launch a new strategy and get alumni, businesses etc to make a huge investment in the college or getting students to come to Vermont is going to be really difficult.
    So far I've had a wonderful experience at St. Mikes. The students are very friendly and chill. It is a very eclectic group with a diverse array of interests and hobbies, I have friends that are exactly like me and those who I differ from completely, which makes for an interesting experience. the overall social atmosphere is way more laid-back than high school. The campus is very small but it can be nice because you always see friends around. It is a fully residential campus so it's not hard to get to know people. The majority of professors are very good and the material tends to be intriguing. As a result of small class sizes, the professors and staff look out for your academic well-being and provide you with support if you need it. Overall, there's a great sense of community there, Both among students, staff, and the alumni network. If you are interested in the small school vibe I highly recommend it.