St. Michael's College

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1 Winooski Park

Colchester, VT 05439

Phone: (802) 654-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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St. Michael's College is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,971, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 440 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Michael's College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 89. Its tuition and fees are $39,015 (2013-14).

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

At Saint Michael's, you'll learn what matters. We're an academically challenging, competitive institution of just under 2,000 students, with over 30 majors and minors and three masters programs.

St. Mike's students are committed to service, the environment and exploring the world through internships, faculty-student research and world travel. Housing is guaranteed for all four years on our scenic 440-acre campus overlooking the Green Mountains, located just minutes from downtown Burlington, Vermont. An elite Phi Beta Kappa institution with an Honors program, a 12:1 faculty-student ratio and an average class size of 19, Saint Michael's also hosts 21 NCAA Division II varsity athletic teams.

Saint Michaels students grow into impressive leaders through challenging academic research, studying abroad, engagement with the Wilderness Leadership Program, service through the Fire & Rescue Squads and MOVE, and student government and media.

Saint Michael's 2,000 undergraduate students come from 35 states and 16 countries. The college's highly credentialed faculty teach every class and are teacher-scholars who provide students individualized research opportunities in and out of the classroom. Internships and other experiential learning opportunities are embedded in a Saint Michael's education and result in satisfying careers in fields ranging from medicine to law to education to journalism, and high rates of graduate school acceptance. Recently, students and faculty have been named Rhodes Scholars, Woodrow Wilson Fellows, Goldwater Scholars, Pickering Fellows and Fulbright Scholars, among other honors.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1904
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $69,734,796


When applying to St. Michael's College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at St. Michael's College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78 percent and an early acceptance rate of 85.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.0%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Michael's College is 12:1, and the school has 63 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 77%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

St. Michael's College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,971, with a gender distribution of 46.5 percent male students and 53.5 percent female students. At this school, 96 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 4 percent of students live off campus. St. Michael's College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,410
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

St. Michael's College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Michael's College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Michael's College, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Michael's College.

Students who have cars on campus 57%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Michael's College, 68.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,289.

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Tuition and fees $39,015 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,725 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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