Location: Administrative Offices in Montpelier, Vermont

Accreditation: New England Commission on Higher Education; National Association of School of Art & Design; NC-SARA institutional participant

Graduate Degree Programs: 6 (MFA)

Programs Offered

  1. Writing (est. 1981)
  2. Visual Art (est. 1991)
  3. Writing for Children & Young Adults (est. 1997)
  4. Music Composition (est. 2011)
  5. Graphic Design (est. 2011)
  6. Film (est. 2013)

Study Abroad Residencies:

  1. Writing Program: Rome, Italy (Subject to change). Past residencies have included Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Slovenia
  2. Writing for Children & Young Adults: Oxford & Bath Spa University, England

Student Body

Enrollment: 305 Students

Male Students: 30%

Female Students: 70%

International Students: 6%

Veteran Students: 3%

Number of Alumnx: 4,215


Number of Faculty: 97

Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1

Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees by Program »

Amount of Scholarships Awarded Annually: $1,532,311 (FY2022)

Types of Financial Aid: Scholarships, Fellowships, Federal Educational Loans, Payment Plan

Students Accessing Federal Educational Loan Program: 59%

Default Rate on Educational Loans: 1.7%

Graduation, Retention, and Educational Effectiveness