Education in Vermont has always been very active. At present there are about 23 colleges and universities functioning in the state. Colleges in Vermont are rich in history, with beautiful architecture and a number of extracurricular activities. Most of the colleges offer a wide range of majors to choose from. This education is based on outside the class learning, enhanced by personal experiences.
Bennington College is known for producing graduates who are both academically and socially advantaged. Education at Bennington isn’t just restricted to the classroom. With its core principles, Bennington College has been producing responsible citizens since 1932. With around 900 students, the college has a relatively high acceptance rate. Though, the school’s even higher retention rate speaks volumes of the quality of education. The students are also encouraged to participate in clubs and organizations, volunteering and community service.
Castleton State College dates back to 1787 and is 18th oldest college in the United States. Back then, the school only ventured into teaching the languages of Latin and Greek. After having been owned as a private institute for 45 years, the school was finally taken over by the State of Vermont. The school promotes quality education and social responsibility. This is evident in the ‘green construction’ of the school and the use of energy efficient lights. With a moderate to high acceptance rate, the college strives towards outside the classroom learning procedures.
Middlebury College is known for its wide range of academic courses including 44 different options for majors covering the fields of literature, foreign languages, arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Language translation, teaching, environmental policies and business are some of the areas where higher studies are promoted. The college hosts the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, one of the most prestigious events in the United States. It is one of the most selective colleges in the country.
St. Michael’s College is the only Edmundite College in the world. It is a Catholic college, but incorporates the diversity of all religions across countries. It allows the students to question, research and look for answers in order to have a successful academic growth. There are about 50 different majors offered at the school. But the most prominent ones include Education, Journalism and Digital Arts, English, History and Political Science. With many clubs, organizations and activities to participate in, the students get the chance to explore their respective fields. This is why most of them are able to successfully establish themselves within one year from graduation.