Private 4 Year

Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, Vermont

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Sterling College overview
Location Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Online sterlingcollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Rural
Sterling College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Sterling College, located in the picturesque rural town of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, is a small, private liberal arts college with a focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability. Founded in 1958, the institution occupies a scenic campus characterized by traditional New England architecture and offers a close-knit community setting for its student body. Sterling is known for its experiential learning approach and has made a name for itself in ecological thinking and sustainable practices. It provides a variety of environmentally focused majors such as Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Humanities. Sterling?s approach to education is less traditional, foregoing broad course offerings for depth in environmentally conscious programs. With a highly selective admissions process, the college welcomes a limited number of students who prefer an intimate academic environment. While Sterling College does not boast a significant athletic program, it is recognized for its unique educational mission intertwining ecological thinking and action. On-campus living is an integral part of the college experience at Sterling, reinforcing the institution?s dedication to community and sustainability.

In the most recent statistical year 28 prospective students applied, and 26 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 10 enrolled in the school.  85 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 16 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,000 plus fees of $200.












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Admission Standards

Sterling College overview
GPA 3.1

Applications Accepted

Sterling College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Costs for Sterling College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $10,400
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$52,300

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sterling College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 48%
Biology 33%
Agriculture 14%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231095 IPEDS survey data for Sterling College.

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Last updated February 24, 2024