There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: Saint Michael’s College
As a Catholic college with a passion for social justice, Saint Michael’s College does an amazing job at engaging its 2,000 undergraduate students. The most popular student organization on campus, MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts), rallies approximately 75 percent of the student body for activities such as middle school mentoring, Cause for Paws, and alternative spring breaks. If you’re lucky enough to live in northern VT for four years, you might as well take advantage of its extensive outdoor opportunities. In addition to offering a discounted ski pass at nearby Sugarbush Ski Resort, St. Mike’s features a Wilderness Program that introduces students to rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering too. In the classroom, students flock to majors in business, biology, and psychology, but the College also sponsors a 3+2 engineering program with the University of Vermont and permits students to spend a semester at another Vermont college such as Middlebury or Bennington. St. Mike’s competes in 21 DII sports, and 25 percent of students are varsity athletes. Fun fact: looking to save thousands of dollars for your college education? If you choose to accelerate your studies utilizing St. Mike’s Degree in Three program, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in a range of fields (including English, international relations, and political science) ahead of schedule, meaning you’ll pay for one less year of tuition, room, and board and will be earning a salary in no time!
Image Credit: Top, Courtesy Saint Michael’s College