Burlington College

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351 North Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: (802) 862-9616
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Burlington College is a private institution that was founded in 1972. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 198, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 32 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Burlington College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $22,860 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Burlington College is an independent liberal arts college with a community-based mission that emphasizes individualized education and responsible citizenship. Founded in 1972, the College awards Bachelor of Arts degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, and professional certificates and offers students a choice between or combination of on-campus and brief-residency programs. Our founders' intention was to create an undergraduate institution firmly rooted in concern for individual students and their interaction with the community.
The Burlington College mission affirms the dignity of every individual and gives direction to an education based on mutual respect, open dialogue, and experiential learning. The interdisciplinary curriculum encourages critical analysis, respect for differing perspectives, and historical and cultural awareness. Our faculty, practitioners in their fields, help students build upon their own interests and abilities to craft an individualized course of study and to pursue a meaningful livelihood. Burlington College students become lifelong learners and reflective, competent, and thoughtfully active citizens committed to a sustainable, just, and humane society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1972
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Burlington College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. The application fee at Burlington College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.1%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Burlington College is 6:1, and the school has 97 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Burlington College include: Film/Cinema/Video Studies; Photography; Psychology, General; English Language and Literature/Letters, Other; and Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 6:1
4-year graduation rate 0%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 35%
Photography 16%
Psychology, General 13%
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 10%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 10%

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Student Life

Burlington College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 198, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 percent female students.

Total enrollment 226
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Burlington College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Burlington College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Burlington College, 10 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Burlington College.

Students who have cars on campus 10%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Burlington College, 78.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,164.

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Tuition and fees $22,860 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,100 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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