“We were green before it was cool.” This is a popular bumper sticker in Vermont, the Green Mountain state, and it’s true for Green Mountain College as well.
GMC has been a leader in sustainable education for more than 20 years and we’ve been honored more frequently than any other college in the Princeton Review top Green Colleges and Sierra Magazine Cool Schools rankings.
Students who attend Green Mountain College graduate with the skills, knowledge, and connections they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Our environmental liberal arts studies are well known for the development of critical thinking and communication skills. Add to that an in-depth knowledge of economic, environmental, and social sustainability issues. Fold in the individual attention you can only get at a small, close-knit college and the green vibe of Vermont and you get the recipe for a one of a kind educational experience that prepares you for a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Pioneers for a sustainable world.
Our curriculum is built on a framework of social, economic, and environmental sustainability and has been named the #1 curriculum in sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Regardless of major, you and your peers complete our 37-credit Environmental Liberal Arts (ELA) sequence, a cross-disciplinary program that prepares you for a career in today’s fastest-growing fields, including the green jobs sector.
Find a deeper connection.
Here, the classroom is more than a place to sit and take notes. It’s where you connect, engage, and collaborate with the world’s foremost sustainability experts — your professors. Beyond the classroom, you can expect to work and learn one on one with faculty. They get to know you here, and many become mentors for life.
Your classroom is Vermont.
At GMC you have hundreds of pristine acres to play and learn in. But beyond its natural beauty, Vermont is a way of life: down to earth, genuine, original. A place where you can be part of a long tradition of social and environmental activism. It ranks among the healthiest, most livable, best-educated states in the country. All of which makes Vermont the perfect spot to spend the next four years of your life.
Learn it, then do it.
Green Mountain College fosters a deeper kind of learning that gives you a leg up in the working world. You’ll enter the job market knowing how to put ideas into action, through experiences like fieldwork at our student-run farm, an internship at Greenpeace, a stint at Killington Ski Resort or the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders. It’s your world — and it’s “the real world,” long before you graduate.
Higher education, doable cost.
You’re looking for an excellent education — and one you can afford. Which is why we work to keep tuition within everyone’s reach, with 97% of first-year students receiving financial aid and our three affordability guarantees, only available at GMC. In fact, the average student here pays 20% less than the national average for private school tuition.