Saint Michael’s is a private, Roman Catholic college founded by the Society of Saint Edmund in 1904 at Colchester, Vermont. Saint Michael’s is a four-year college providing more than 40 majors and minors and. Saint Michael’s College offers admissions in three undergraduate programs as well. The college started enrolling international students first in 1954.
Saint Michael’s is a residential college and all its students live on campus. SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission nor GMAT or GRE for graduate admissions. Saint Michael’s is known for its academic quality and commitment to students
The total enrollment for fall 2018 was 1,950 of which the total undergraduate enrollment was 1694 and the total graduate enrollment was 256.
Ranked 124 in National Liberal Arts College in the year 2020 by the U.S News.
Ranked 169 in Top Performers on Social Mobility in the year 2020 by the U.S. News.
Ranked 120 in Best Liberal Arts College in America in the year 2020 by Niche.
Ranked 59 in Best Catholic Colleges in America in the year 2020 by Niche.
|Type of college||Private|
|Faculty Members||132 full-time|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||1694|
|Number of Graduate Students||256|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||77%|
|Basic tuition fee||46,175 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL/ IELTS/|
Saint Michael’s offers programs in more than 40 majors and minors and three graduate programs to offer to its students. The College is internationally recognized for its high-quality graduate program in clinical psychology, education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The college has 132 full-time faculty members and 90% of its faculty members are Ph.D. holders. The faculty includes renowned scientists, authors, musicians, historians, and directors.
The 3 graduate degrees offered at the university are :
Around 98% of the students live on campus and housing facility is available to students for a guaranteed period of all 4 years of your study at college. Housing options range from traditional residence halls and suites to apartments and townhouses. Following are the residence halls at Saint Michael’s:
Saint Michael’s is spread over an area of 440 acres of land in Colchester, Vermont. The campus is a 24-hour living and learning community. This campus is one of the most beautiful, safe, diverse, happening locations for a college. Green Mountain’s surrounding campus provides a spectacular view of Camel’s Hump and Vermont’s highest peak i.e. Mount Mansfield. Campus has facilities for recycling used stuff and a compost pit. The campus has its own organic garden and farm stand during the growing season. There are sites for hiking, rock climbing, river and lake kayaking, and fly fishing near the campus. College has Adventure Sports Centre to assist students in participating in such outdoor sports. Burlington city located in Vermont is known as the healthiest, happiest, and most appealing cities in the entire country.
International students who want to seek admission into this university can go through the below-mentioned admission process. Students are advised to appear for the exams which are mandatory to study in the USA and keep their scores ready before applying to the university.
How to Apply: Students who meet the required minimum score in English Proficiency Tests can apply through Saint Michel’s direct application or common application for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, students need to fill the separate application form.
Application Fee - Non-refundable application fee of 50 USD is to be submitted.
Basic Admission Requirements-
For Fall Semester- June 7
For Spring Semester- November 1
Following are the minimum scores required for admission to undergraduate and graduate program: Students below these scores or even without these test score can also apply for admission by applying for a pathway program.
|Test Scores Accepted||Minimum Required Score|
Once you are officially communicated regarding your successful admission to Saint Michael’s College, you need to deposit 500 USD to secure your place at college. You will receive your admission documents and form I-20 required to obtain a student US visa.
Now apply for an F-1 student visa to study in the USA by applying for an interview with the US consulate located in your country and attend the same along with the necessary documents.
The following are the total costs incurred by an international student. The estimated budget for studying in the USA may vary depending on other additional expenses like health insurance, books, and supplies.
|Cost head||Amount (USD)|
|Undergraduate Tuition||46,175 USD|
|Graduate Tuition||10,620 USD|
|Activity fee||2,000 USD|
|Room and Meals: traditional residence hall||13,600 USD|
Saint Michael’s College offers international students scholarships to study in the USA so they can pay their fees or utilize it for their personal expenses. International students are exclusively considered for scholarships. International students may not be allowed to apply for more than one category of scholarship but are bound to receive one with the greatest amount based on eligibility. Students can avail additional outside scholarships that are not awarded by Saint Michael’s College. Nearly 90% of the students receive financial aid.
Following are the scholarships and awards offered to undergraduate international students:
|Name of Scholarship||Requirements||Amount||Application||Deadlines|
|Merit-based scholarships||Academic performance through high school transcripts; Extra achievements; Writing skills through some essay; No specific test score required||2,000 USD and 60% of tuition fee||Automatically considered through admission application||Fall Semester- June 7|
Spring Semester- November 7
|#YouAreWelcomeHereScholarship||Demonstrate interest and initiative for intercultural understanding; Proof of financial support for the remaining 40%||60% of tuition fee||Submit the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org||To be claimed by June 1|
|Book Awards||Based on nomination by your secondary school||13,000 USD per year and full tuition fee||Through your secondary school if the school participates in this program||-|
|Scholarships for International Baccalaureate (IB) Students||Eligible students need to IB Diploma holders||18,000 USD per year depending on the score||Automatically considered||Fall Semester- June 7; Spring Semester- November 7|
Saint Michael’s assists students to avail the various opportunities available both on-campus and off-campus to enhance their practical experience and earn something to assist themselves financially during their stay.
International students are allowed to work on campus for a limited period of 20 hours per week during the session and beyond 20 hours during recess.
To be eligible to work off-campus, students need to get prior approval from US Customs and Immigration Services.
Saint Michael’s has an alumni network of around 20,000 members spread across 50 states and in more than 70 countries. Some of the notable alumni are Tom Freston (American entertainment industry executive) and Loung Ung (American human rights activist and lecturer). Saint Michael’s has introduced a new platform called SMC Connect to gather alumni from all over the world for career advice and professional opportunities.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$45,050 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Saint Michael's College Enrollment||3313|
|Average Graduation Rate||75.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$45,050 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$11,750 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$970 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,750 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$970 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,500 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,500 / Year|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Language Programs||Commission on English Language Program Accreditation|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary