Saint Michael’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Colchester, VT. Founded in 1904 by the Society of Saint Edmund, the schools sits on 440 picturesque acres just minutes away from Burlington. There are a number of ski areas within a half hour of campus and Montreal is just two hours away, Boston just over three. The school’s 2000 undergraduate students hail from 38 states and 43 different countries. While SMC has increased its national exposure in recent years, it is still somewhat of a regional school with 78 percent of its students coming from the six New England states.
Saint Michael’s prides itself on its quality teaching, access to professors and small class size. The student:faculty ratio is 12:1 and more than half of the school’s classes have fewer than 20 students. One of the stops on the admissions tour is a classroom in Cheray Hall which, it turns out, is the largest classroom on campus. Students and their parents accustomed to the massive lecture halls found at many larger schools will be surprised at the size of this room, which holds less than 100 students. Continue reading Campus Visit: Saint Michael’s College