Sterling College

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PO Box 72

Craftsbury Common, VT 05827-0072

Phone: (802) 586-7711
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Sterling College is a private institution that was founded in 1958. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 94, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 430 acres. It utilizes a continuous-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $28,760 (2012-13).

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

Sterling College is an environmentally focused, BA granting, private college that combines traditional academics with experiential learning. Courses provide opportunities for experiential learning both in and out of the classroom. We offer an integrated curriculum, a comprehensive internship program, independent studies and global field studies to places such as Japan, St. James Bay (Canada), Bahamas, Sierra Nevada, Iceland and Belize. Academic majors include Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Outdoor Education, and Environmental Humanities. About 1/3 of our students design their own majors using courses across the curriculum. Our campus consists of 16 buildings on 130 acres, an additional 300-acre boreal forest, and access to some of the best outdoor recreation in the northeast. Financial aid is available.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1958
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar continuous
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $838,263


When applying to Sterling College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 15. The application fee at Sterling College is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 90.1 percent.

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate 90.1%
Application deadline rolling
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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Sterling College is 6:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 6:1
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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Sterling College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 94, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. At this school, 80 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 20 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 94
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Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Sterling College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Sterling College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Sterling College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Sterling College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $28,760 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,332 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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