Fast Facts

  • Average class size: 17
  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 500 students
  • Diverse student body from 19 states and 3 countries outside the U.S. 
  • On-campus housing guaranteed for first-year students
  • Two Internet and phone hookups in each Residence Hall room
  • Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors are allowed to have cars on campus free of charge; they must be registered with Campus Safety.
  • 21 clubs and organizations on campus
  • 11 NCAA Division III athletics
  • Support program for students with learning differences
  • Center for Teaching and Learning offers free supplemental tutoring and study groups
  • Individualized degree programs
  • 88% of SVC seniors participate in internships or off-campus field experiences
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • 16 available majors
  • 371-acre campus on a beautiful mountainside setting, 1.5 miles from downtown Bennington (population 20,000)
  • Within 90 minutes of 18 ski and snowboard resorts
  • Total comprehensive fees (2014-2015): $32,870 a year (tuition, room & board)
  • 90% of students receive financial aid; average aid package for students totals $10,000 a year
  • All applicants reviewed for a variety of academic merit scholarships