About Green Mountain College

Founded in 1834, Green Mountain College. is a Private college. Located in Vermont, which is a city setting in Vermont, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 516 full time undergraduate students, and 239 full time graduate students.

The Green Mountain College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 39 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Green Mountain College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at GMC are considered Less Selective, with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Green Mountain College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
13%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
75%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
88%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
38%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
63%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
63%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
13%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
50%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
13%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
75%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
88%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
38%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
63%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
63%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
13%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
50%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Green Mountain College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    23 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    19 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    24 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    24 Students rated campus facilities 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Green Mountain College?

8 Students rated Green Mountain College

Aurora

I appreciate GMC's community atmosphere and commitment to environmental issues. Professors are available to talk, collaborate on research, and offer guidance. However, GMC is not academically rigorous. Be prepared to create your own academic challenges.

Taleana

Green Mountain College is a environmental liberal arts school with a purely nature feel. Most classes relate to the environment and it is a very different way to get your education. I thoroughly enjoyed the campus and the class size. Vermont is beautiful and so is the campus. The school is extremely small and close nit.

madison

Overall, Green Mountain is a great place to be if you are about the planet and would like to make a difference weather it be in the future on on-campus now. Everyone is very welcoming and amazing to chat with, you will be sure to feel at home right away.

Calista

I love the people I've encountered. I will say that some are too politically active and protest before considering all options. Students agree we don't judge but if you are a Republican, don't recycle, eat meat, or a male people will generally rebel or at least point it out. I love my friends and the tight knit community. Some professors don't seem passionate or informed about what they teach, but they are amazing people who have done incredible things in their lifetime. It's pretty easy to get bored but the atmosphere is overall something I wouldn't trade.

Green Mountain College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Green Mountain College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Green Mountain College is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make sure you know what you are signing yourself up for. Do not pick classes based on what sounds cool, do it because you want to learn it. If you go to a small school get out into the real world as much as possible, because there is always next weekend to sit around the house.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Vermont winters are a terrible thing. So COLD! Bring your winter jacket!

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about GMC has to be the sense of community. Everyone is willing to help each other out with school work, or with advice on life. There is a great connection that circulates the campus that ties everyone together. We appreciate experiences with one another and with such a small school, friendship is plentiful.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It really needs students' tuition dollars so it is very lenient on students who perform poorly academically or behaviorally. Students are admitted who should not have been, and continue to perform badly while detracting value from classes for others. Many students are easily temped by drugs and alcohol and lack motivation to become involved in activities/programs, or initiate their own. This is a small school and can provide many unique opportunities that some students simply ignore or fail to see.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The best and worst thing about it is how small it is. Everyone knows you and by the second week you will know everyone. That can be an advantage or a disadvantage. In the winter time everyone gets in a rut and doesn't do much.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is open minded, liberal, and wants to develop themselves in a sustainable way. The ideal student would be someone who wants to make a positive environmental impact, they need to have an adventurous spirit and love the outdoors. This college is a veruy casual, supportive, and close nit community.

    Read all  3 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    envirometly, recie, hibbie,

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I talk to my friends about my school, I always end up coming back to the beautiful environment in and around the campus. There is a scenic little farm on campus where students have the opportunity to work. Also, the campus is within reach of many great hiking trails and mountain peaks, and the college itself owns a nature preserve nearby which is open for students to enjoy. As much as I enjoy the fun we have on campus, I it's nice to have a peaceful and serene place to go. Nothing beats the Vermont scenery.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Green Mountain is more than a college, it's a community. We share our little slice of heaven, and everyone does their part to keep it as wonderful has we can.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The environmental mission is pretty unique to Green Mountain. Many schools claim it, but more of our students actually live it. We also have a working farm on campus, which is pretty unique.

    Read all  2 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is known for its environmemtal standards and what a small based community it is.

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  13. Describe the students at your school.

    A bunch of hippies trying to save the world.

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  14. Tell us about your professors.

    Most of the professors have PhD's. They always teach in their fields, except for the case of the core environmental liberal arts classes, which everyone teachers! Teachers are environmentally and socially responsible, just like the students. They're always friendly and accessible. They're not here to make a lot of money, but to make a difference.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    -- The most popular groups are DREAM (mentoring), International Awareness Club, and all sports. -- I play lacrosse/soccer. The teams are made up of some of the same people. They're mostly for fun and not very competitive. --Students in their dorms sometimes leave their doors open. -- Athletic events are not popular with the exception of men's basketball. Guest speakers are not popular unless made mandatory for class. Theater is reasonably popular. -- People don't really "date", they mostly will have casual sex. -- Every semester there is midnight breakfast, which happens the night before the day before finals :) -- People party pretty hard. -- There are no sororities or fraternities on campus. -- If you don't want to drink on the weekend, there is always a campus event.

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  16. When you step off campus what do you see?

    When you step off campus you see Main Street! On Main Street there are restaurants, a movie theater, a hardware store, an autobody shop, an autobody supply company, a Vermont Store, a realtor, a bookstore, a library, gas stations, the local high school, a vintage clothing store, a hunting/sportsman store, and many other cute little shops/businesses.

    Read all  1 answers
  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to come to this school for a variety of reasons. I liked the environmental mission, that you could double major, environmental studies was a possibly major, and there is an honors program.

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  18. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are pretty nice. They look really nice from the outside, but when the weather is really harsh, it's reflected inside as well. By this I mean that in the summer it's way too hot, and the winter it's way too cold. The heating and cooling system isn't the best. Also, the furniture in the dorms are pretty old.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

516

Total Undergrad Enrollment

239

Total Grad Students

82%

Out-Of-State

15%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

42

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

92%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
55%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Green Mountain College receive some sort of financial aid. 45% were awarded federal grants. While 77% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$37,002

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

N/A

Books and Supplies

$11,722

Room and Board

48,724

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,634
$30 - $48K
$14,454
$48 - $75K
$21,437
$75 - $110K
$18,846
$110K & UP
$30,440

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