Basics

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Accreditation: New England Commission on Higher Education; National Association of School of Art & Design

Graduate Degree Programs: 2 (MFA, MA)

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)
  7. Art & Design Education (est. 2015)
  8. Writing & Publishing (est. 2015)
  9. International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation (est. 2018)

Number of Low-Residency Programs: 8

Number of Residential Programs: 1 (Writing & Publishing)

Study Abroad Semesters:

  1. Writing Program: Slovenia/Summer
  2. Writing Program: Cozumel/Winter
  3. Writing for Children & Young Adults: Oxford & Bath Spa University, England
  4. International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation: varies by semester (Iceland, Summer 2018; Hong Kong, Winter 2019; Portugal, Summer 2019)

Student Body

Enrollment: 388 Students

Male Students: 30%

Female Students: 70%

International Students: 3%

Veteran Students: 3%

Number of Alumni: 3698

Faculty

Number of Faculty: 84

Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Average 2017/2018 Annual Tuition & Fees: $26,956 (varies by program)

Amount of Scholarships Awarded Annually: $1,027,000 (FY2016)

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

Students Accessing Federal Educational Loan Program: 58%

Default Rate on Educational Loans: 1.8%

Additional Information

You can find more information about graduation rates, retention rates, and educational effectiveness here.