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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Saint Michael's College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
Website
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
77%
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
$31,264/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,812/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,711/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,954/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,884/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,977/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • Welcoming
    26%
  • Accepting
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Home
    20%
  • Family
    15%
  • Open
    10%
  • Community Oriented
    5%
  • Snug
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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
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Everybody here is really passionate about what they do. Students and professors. That liberal arts mentality of leaning for its own sake and valuing the humanities is strong here. I wish there was a film studies program so I could double major, but my experience with the English program has been excellent. If you want to study what you love, this is a great environment for that. Academics are challenging and immersive once you get past the introductory classes, and 100 level courses are always really interesting without being overwhelming.

In terms of student life, the area is excellent. Burlington, Essex, Winooski, and Shelburne have a lot to do. People here are really active and you should have no problem finding people to hike, ski, or otherwise head off-campus with on the weekends.
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I’ve seen some comments on the topic of diversity that I would like to address. Yes, the student body is primarily white. However, St. Mike's addresses issues of diversity well. We have a bias response team to address incidents when they happen, and the college is adding a class requirement on topic of diversity and inclusion. As for political views, it's true that most people on campus are liberal, but false to say that we don't listen to differing voices. We organize a lot of events surrounding difficult conversations about political issues that we try to get conservatives to attend, but often they refuse because they see us as 'liberal snowflakes' that are just trying to 'educate' them. Conservatives are free to speak their minds on campus, they just have to know that just because someone disagrees with them does not mean that their voice is being squashed.
Despite its small size, St. Mike's packs a punch. It offers plenty of academic and recreational opportunities for students who want to get the most out of their college experience. The professors here are my favorite aspect of the college; they deeply care about their students and their work. As I near graduation, I feel that this college prepared me with essential life skills that go beyond knowledge from my major. I am much more confident, a better person, and a better critical thinker than I was 4 years ago. While there are certainly aspects of the school that could be improved (diversity, parking, athletic facilities), St. Mike's in general is a great place to be. I'm definitely going to miss the sense of campus community and the Burlington area once I graduate.