Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 by the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today.
At the heart of the College’s environmental mission is the 37-credit Environmental Liberal Arts General Education Program, which all GMC students complete. ELA combines the skills and content of a strong liberal arts course of study with a focus on the environment.
Experiential learning is also central to a GMC education: Students are encouraged to gain hands-on experience through internships, service-learning opportunities and study abroad programs. Interdisciplinary block courses allow students to spend an entire semester working with professors from multiple disciplines on a single area of focus, often through field research, overnight outings, discussions with experts and a culminating project. Adventure programming and the Farm and Food Project provide additional hands-on learning opportunities.
Majors & Minors
26 majors, 28 minors
Student to faculty ratio
Full-time faculty: 45
Faculty holding doctoral or other terminal degree
Green Mountain College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. The education department is accredited by the Vermont State Department of Education. The programs in recreation and outdoor studies are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation and Park Association and the Association for Leisure and Recreation. Green Mountain College is a member of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.
Green Mountain College is situated in southern Vermont’s beautiful lakes region, with the Adirondack Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The 155-acre campus features athletic fields, a farm with a garden and livestock, a ropes course, hiking trails, and a great swimming hole on the Poultney River. View our campus map.
GMC competes in NCAA Division III. The College boasts six men’s teams and six women’s teams, including basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Club sports include men’s and women’s rugby and Ultimate Frisbee.