Why Saint Michael’s?

Because of the experience and outcomes.

At St. Mike’s, we put great thought and care into what our students learn, and how they learn it. Whether you’re studying the environment, the global economy, new media, psychology, biochemistry, world religions, or accounting, you’ll be taught by expert faculty who will mentor you, illuminate your career and life paths, nurture your talents, and challenge you to explore your values.

Choose from more than 40 majors; each is grounded in a meaningful liberal studies curriculum. That means you’re going to learn about our world, past, present, and future. You’ll study things you’ll need four years from now, and things you’ll recall 20 years from now. You’ll critically examine issues, solve abstract and concrete problems, and think for yourself while keeping others in mind.

A Saint Michael’s education is a four-year experience that will change the way you see and care for the world.

You’ll know your professors–and they’ll know you

Our faculty includes acclaimed scientists, authors, musicians, historians, and directors. And, they are here to teach you: every course is taught by a professor, not a teaching assistant. Our student-faculty ratio is 13:1, with 1:1 advising with a professor in your field of study and guidance not only with your coursework but your plans for the future.

Our graduates’ sense of success and fulfillment

Results from a recent study of Saint Michael’s College alumni show that they exceed their peers from other institutions in nearly all elements of well-being and workplace engagement. Read the report from the comprehensive study conducted by Gallup, called Great Jobs Great Lives.

A passion for justice

Service to the community and to all humankind is at the heart of St. Mike’s. More than 70 percent of our students participate in service, reflecting our passion for and history of social justice. You can explore spirituality through retreats and campus ministry programs, and put faith into action with extended service trips.

Live and Learn

There’s a reason more than 14,000 students call Burlington home: because it’s an ideal location to go to college. At St. Mike’s, you get the best of both worlds: quick access to a top college town, and on-campus housing that’s guaranteed for all four years and that includes options like quad dorms for first-year students, suites with single rooms for sophomores and juniors and townhouses for seniors.

Our Adventure Sports Center will take you out into Vermont’s environment, and your all-access Sugarbush Ski Area season pass (available to all students in good academic standing) will make skiing and riding a top activity. The Burlington area has great opportunities for hands-on learning through internships–lots of our graduates start their careers here after graduation and never leave.

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