- Colchester, Vermont
St. Michael's College is a residential, Catholic, liberal arts college for students who want to make the world a better place. Each of the 29 majors is grounded in a liberal-studies core, and the faculty is committed first and foremost to teaching. St. Mike's is one of only 20 Catholic colleges nationwide allowed to host a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus. It makes the grade in The Princeton Review's Best 366 Colleges guidebook.
But learning at St. Mike's goes beyond the classroom. The strong sense of community fostered on the Colchester campus encourages students to get involved, take risks, and think differently. A unique passion for social-justice issues reflects the heritage of the Edmundite priests who founded St. Michael's in 1904.
Plus, an all-access season pass to Smugglers' Notch ski resort is provided to any student in good academic standing.
As a result of SMC's holistic approach, its graduates are prepared for their entire careers, not just their first job out of college. It's an education designed to prepare young people for life.