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Saint Michael's College is located in Colchester, Vermont, United States. It was established in 1904 as Saint Michael's Institute. It enrolled 34 students in its first year. The college became coeducational in 1970. The college has two campuses in Colchester and encompasses an area of more than 400 acres. Saint Michael's offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The athletic teams of Saint Michael's College are nicknamed the Purple Knights. The colors of the college are purple and gold. They are Division II members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The college competes in the Northeast Ten Conference. Students participate in a wide variety of sports including baseball, softball, cross country, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, skiing, swimming and diving, golf, tennis, rugby, field hockey, soccer, and ice hockey. Some notable alumni of Saint Michael's College are Donald Cook, United States Marine Corp Colonel; Tom Freston, one of the founders of MTV; and Patrick Leahy, Senior U. S. Senator from Vermont.

Profile of Saint Michaels CollegeThe campus of Saint Michaels College is in Colchester, VT, which is a medium-sized suburb. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Saint Michaels College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Saint Michaels College is known for its programs in mathematics, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Saint Michaels College Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 610.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Saint Michaels College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Saint Michaels College had 2, 449 students enrolled (2, 204 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Saint Michaels College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Saint Michaels College values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Northeast Region and Northeast 10 Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"It is the mission of Saint Michael's College to contribute through higher education to the enhancement of the human person and to the advancement of human culture in the light of the Catholic faith. For a more detailed discussion of the mission please go to http://www.smcvt.edu/academics, click on College Catalogs (for the 2007-2008 Undergraduate Cataglog), and then click on Mission and Traditions. "

Saint Michaels College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management149business management, accounting
Liberal Arts138English, political science, history, sociology, economics, Spanish language, American studies, Classical languages, . . .
Education and Teaching98education, ESL instruction, elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counselling61psychology, clinical psychology
Science31biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, physical sciences
Religion and Philosophy14theology, religion, philosophy
Art Studies11art studies
Computer Science and Engineering9computer science, information science
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Contact: Saint Michaels CollegeSaint Michaels College

One Winooski Park

Colchester, VT 05439

General Phone: (802) 654-2000


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