To identify the Best Colleges in Vermont for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Vermont anywhere.

Vermont is host to more than 25 colleges and universities offering a wide range of degree programs. The state’s largest city Burlington is home to top-ranked University of Vermont, Burlington. The school has earned recognition in New England as well as nationally and is also one of the country’s most eco-conscious institutions.

Middlebury College earns the distinction of being the top private school in the state with national recognition. Vermont colleges has a notable past include University of Vermont for it’s experimentation by George Perkins Marsh, and later the influence of Vermont born philosopher and educator John Dewey, and Norwich University the oldest private military college in the United States and birthplace of ROTC.

The oldest of the colleges in Vermont is Castleton University, which was founded in 1787. In addition to the selection of public and private Vermont colleges, several technical schools, career colleges and community colleges are also located throughout the state.

Regional Information about Vermont

Regional Information About Vermont
Major Cities: Burlington, Montpelier,South Burlington.
Attractions: Lake Champlain, Shelburne Museum, Stowe
Cost of Living: Best Places Vermont Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Vermont takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Middlebury College
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  2. University of Vermont
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  3. Saint Michael's College
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  4. Champlain College
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  5. Bennington College
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  6. Norwich University
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  7. Vermont Technical College
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  8. Castleton University
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  9. Northern Vermont University - Lyndon Campus
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  10. Northern Vermont University - Johnson Campus
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  11. Marlboro College
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  12. Sterling College - Vermont
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  13. New England Culinary Institute
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  14. Green Mountain College
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  15. Southern Vermont College
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  16. College of St. Joseph
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  17. Landmark College
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  18. Goddard College
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  19. Marlboro College Graduate School
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  20. SIT Graduate Institute
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