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Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, VT

At A Glance

Main Address

16 Sterling Dr

Craftsbury Common, VT 05827-9811

https://sterlingcollege.edu/

Admission Office

PO Box 72

Craftsbury Common, VT 05827-0072

(802) 586-7711

Fax : (802) 586-2596

admission@sterlingcollege.edu

Contact : Amalia Harris

Director of Admission

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3752

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 130

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 24

In-State Tuition : $39,200.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $39,200.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Dec 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Feb 1

Early decision application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 1

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 7 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 67.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Liberal Arts : 35.0%
Biology : 31.0%
Agriculture : 17.0%
Parks And Recreation : 14.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agriculture, General B
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Conservation Biology B
Ecology B
Environmental Biology B
Wildlife Biology B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management B
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Double Major

Cross-Registration

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

21 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Other : 20.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : nature trails, woodlots, farm, edible forest garden, cross-country ski trails, back-country recreation, solar and wind powered barns, organic gardens, greenhouse, low and high ropes challenge course, sugar house, 300-acre educational swamp (boreal forest and muskeg)

Geographic Location : 50 miles from Burlington.

Rural Community

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 130

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 24

Degree-seeking undergrads : 119

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 21.0%

Out of state students : 79.0%

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 2.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 2.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 7.0%

White : 83.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Community governance.

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 94.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 72.0%

Housing Options

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Skyrunners

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Veteran's counselor

Employment services for undergraduates

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Cross-Country

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : cross country skiing, shooting sports, ultra-running


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $35.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 91

Admitted : 77

Enrolled : 23

Less selective 85.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 4

Admitted early admission : 2

Applied early action : 70

Admitted early action : 45

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 4

Number accepting place : 4

Accepted from list : 0



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Racial/Ethnic Status

Work Experience

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Interview

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Successful applicants demonstrate a strong work ethic, an authentic desire to participate in community, and a passion for ecological action and thinking. Sterling College is test-blind, but every applicant is required to interview with an admission officer.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: Credit awarded for applicable AP courses with scores of 4 or 5 on the AP Exam.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

3

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

3

Social Studies

0

2

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 77.0%

% of loans / jobs : 23.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Barbara Stuart

Financial aid office phone : (800) 648-3591

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,400.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Gladys Brooks: up to $6,000; academic merit, resident of Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, leadership. Presidential Scholarship: up to $5,000; significant academic merit and achievement. Achievement Scholarships: up to $5,000; significant life achievement. Vermont Scholarship: up to $2,000; for Vermont residents. Service Scholarship: up to $5,000; significant service. Bounder Scholarship: $500; applicants who live west of the Mississippi or in the Deep South. SCA Award: $1,000; alumni of Student Conservation Association. Transfer Award: $1,000. Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Award: $1,000; awarded to alumni of VYCC. Work-Learning-Service Credit: $800/semester.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$39,200.00

$39,200.00

$39,200.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$39,200.00

$39,200.00

$39,200.00

Room and board:

$10,400.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Transportation expenses:

$700.00

$700.00

$700.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$53,000.00

$42,600.00

$42,600.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$53,000.00

$42,600.00

$42,600.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 140

Transfers admitted percentage: 32.0%

Transfers admitted: 46

Transfers enrolled percentage: 15.0%

Transfers enrolled: 22

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $35.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $39,200.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,400.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: $1,000.00

Costs per credit hour: $1,400.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program