Why Saint Michael’s College

You’ll get the support you need
St. Mike’s has created a safe space for student veterans to transition from military to student life. Our office helps student veterans in all aspects of their transition, from answering any questions about the G.I. Bill or Yellow Ribbon Benefits, to offering a space to talk about your transition from military to student life. David Barrowclough, the VA Certifying official, will make sure all VA and Military Affiliated education paperwork is filled out so that students receive their benefits in a timely manner. St. Mike’s houses an active chapter of the Student Veterans Association where you can talk to people who have had similar experiences. Finally, the community you’ll find on campus is nothing short of supportive, engaged and passionate; your classmates will do their best to make you feel at home on campus as well.

Access to excellent academics
You’ll be able to choose from more than 30 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.

Saint Michael’s is recognized nationally as one of top liberal arts colleges in the country. U.S. News and World Report ranked SMC 99th on its top colleges list, we are one of the Princeton Reviews top 378 colleges and Travel + Leisure named Burlington the top town to go to college in the United States.

Saint Michael’s Gets Results
Here are some statistics about our graduates:

  • 79% 5 year graduation rate
  • 75% medical school acceptance rate
  • 46% of graduates plan to go on to graduate school
  • 86% Full time employment rate within one year of graduation

Earning a degree at Saint Michael’s is key to your success, whether it be continuing on in graduate school or pursuing a professional career.

Learn more about what others have to say about Saint Michael’s College here.

You’ll get to experience a great community, in a beautiful location
Saint Michael’s College is nestled in one of the most vibrant cities in New England, steeped in the tradition of service to community and faith, and has an extraordinarily tight-knit community. Those that either have served or are still serving in the military and choose St. Mike’s will find themselves in a nurturing environment that challenges each student to learn and grow.

You’ll have the opportunity to join one of St. Mike’s many teams, clubs, or organizations
Whether you’re interested in varsity sports, challenging yourself in the great outdoors with our Wilderness Program, volunteering in the community with one of many MOVE programs, or spending time in one of the 40+ clubs and organizations on campus, there will always be something for you to do.

Saint Michael’s provides a wide variety of extra curricular activities for its students, ranging from Smugglers Notch ski passes, cultural passes that allow students to take in shows and concerts in the community, and widespread service learning opportunities.

Internships and Study Abroad
Learning goes beyond the classroom. Saint Michael’s strives to support and foster an academic environment where students gain knowledge and experience through practical application. Our internship and study abroad offices work closely with students to craft programs to fit within their educational goals. More than a third of Saint Michael’s students spend at least a semester abroad and over 73% work in their field of study off campus.

For More Information on Study Abroad:
Peggy Imai, Director of Study Abroad
802.654.2222 or pimai@smcvt.edu