Southern Vermont College (SVC)

982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT

Campus image of Southern Vermont College

Southern Vermont College, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Bennington, VT, the campus resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school's limited space in terms of enrollment, approximately 490 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the size of the class and easier access to faculty.

Areas of study available at Southern Vermont College include:

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Law and Justice Administration

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The most common test scores among applicants admitted to Southern Vermont College are within the range of 16 - 20 for the ACT exam, or 1300 - 1490 on the SAT exam. SVC accepts about 80% of students applying yearly. Of those students admitted, around 46% of students attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $22,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,300 for the year. Students enrolled at SVC may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The SVC "Mountaineers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Southern Vermont College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Southern Vermont College is around 480 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 22% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $23,000-$28,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,100 for part time students
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $13,000

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,161
Receiving Student Loans87%$8,145
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Southern Vermont College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

SVC has an overall graduation rate which is close to 35%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern Vermont College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (363)
  • Basketball (363)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Southern Vermont College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Southern Vermont College for official up-to-date information.

    Contact Information

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    Admissions Office

    Financial Aid Office

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