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Saint Michael’s College Overview

Located in Colchester, Vermont, Saint Michael's College is a private not-for-profit institution. Colchester is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Saint Michael’s College Known For?

516 Undergraduate Awards
$38,525 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Saint Michael's is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Saint Michael's.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Saint Michael's with a bachelor's degree make about $50,800 a year. That's 25% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Saint Michael's to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Saint Michael’s College Rankings

Saint Michael's landed the #414 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Saint Michael's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Best Value Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Saint Michael’s College?

Location of Saint Michael's College

Contact details for Saint Michael's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439
Phone: 802-654-2000
Website: www.smcvt.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaintMichaelsCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintmichaels

How Do I Get Into Saint Michael’s?

You can apply to Saint Michael’s online at: www.smcvt.edu/Admissions/Apply.aspx

Admission Requirements for Saint Michael’s

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Saint Michael’s?

85% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Saint Michael's has an acceptance rate of 85%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Can I Afford Saint Michael’s College?

$38,525 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Saint Michael's is $38,525. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Saint Michael's, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,532 a year. That adds up to $38,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Michael's is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Michael’s College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,558 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,583 undergraduate students at Saint Michael's, with 1,558 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Saint Michael's

There are also 292 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,558 full-time undergraduates at Saint Michael's, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Saint Michael's

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Michael's College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Saint Michael's Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 93
White 1,270
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 76

Geographic Diversity

Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Michael's College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Saint Michael's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Saint Michael’s College

8 Took All Classes Online
53 Took At Least One Class Online
21.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 53 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Saint Michael's has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Saint Michael’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Michael's College was 21.8%. This is the #845 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Saint Michael's regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Michael’s College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 96 0 0 96
General Biology 49 0 0 49
General Psychology 49 0 0 49
General Education 4 5 29 38
Natural Resources Conservation 33 0 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 25 0 0 25
General English Literature 24 0 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 0 0 23
Economics 21 0 0 21
Sociology 21 0 0 21
Accounting 19 0 0 19
Political Science & Government 19 0 0 19
Teaching English or French 0 0 18 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 17 17
History 15 0 0 15
International Relations & National Security 15 0 0 15
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 10 0 0 10
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10 0 0 10
Romance Languages 10 0 0 10
Mathematics 9 0 0 9
Religious Studies 8 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 7 0 0 7
General Engineering 6 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Computer Science 5 0 0 5
Health/Medical Prep Programs 5 0 0 5
Music 5 0 0 5
Area Studies 3 0 0 3
Physics 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 0 1
Information Science 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 516 5 64 585

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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