SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE

Saint Michael’s College is a private, residential liberal arts Catholic college. The 440-acre campus is located in Colchester, Vermont.

Saint Michael’s is listed in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” category of the “America’s Best Colleges: 2010 Annual Guide,” published by U.S. News and World Report. Saint Michael’s has been labeled by Newsweek magazine as a “hidden treasure” that “deserves more national recognition.”Additionally, Saint Michael’s is included in Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition. In 2010 Forbes magazine ranked the school 129 in its list of top 500 in the nation.

Undergraduate programs include 29 major fields of study and 37 minors, combined with a liberal studies curriculum. Emphasis is placed on independent study, independent research, internships and foreign study. Eligible students can also participate in the College’s Honors Program.

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There are five master’s degree programs: Administration and Management, Clinical Psychology, Education, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and Theology and Pastoral Ministry. There are three post-master’s certificates and Vermont teacher licensure programs.

Special English as a Second Language programs are offered for international students through the Applied Linguistics Department, including a program that assists international students in the transition to college-level course work.

Students may participate in study abroad programs, which cost the same as a semester on campus, airfare included. Students can choose a program by location or language, or can choose from a variety of special Saint Michael’s programs.

Saint Michael’s has 2,000 undergraduate students who come from 37 states and 13 countries. 80% of students are from outside Vermont. There are 150 faculty members, 94 percent with a Ph.D. or highest appropriate degree. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1. There are approximately 250 graduate students each term; over 90 percent are from Vermont.

Athletics facilities include a fitness room, racquetball and an indoor track and swimming pool. Trails surround the campus for cross-country running or mountain biking.

In 2009, the school was rated by a Princeton Review survey as having the second best “town-gown” relationship in the country and ninth in the nation for the “best quality of life.”

There are 21 varsity sports (10 for men, 11 for women) and over 20 intramural teams. Saint Michael’s varsity sports teams are called the Purple Knights. The school colors are purple and gold. Varsity teams participate in the NCAA’s Division II Northeast Ten Conference.

Saint Michael’s Playhouse, the College’s professional equity summer theater, draws talent from Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theaters performing full scale New York caliber theater to more than 15,000 audience members each season.

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