Frequently Asked Questions

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We are happy to answer questions of parents, and will always do our best to address concerns. We hope that the following information is helpful. Please feel free to contact the admissionsatburlington [dot] edu (Office of Admissions) or the glichfieldatburlington [dot] edu (Office of Student Services) for further information.

  • Is Burlington College accredited?
    Yes. Burlington College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
  • How many students attend Burlington College?
    Approximately 200 students attend our campus program.
  • What is the average age of a Burlington College student?
    The average first-year student is 18 years old and the average age of the full-time population is 23 years old. The College also attracts a number of transfer and part-time students which brings the average age of the entire student body to 26. This is indicative of our diverse, non-traditional student body.
  • What is the overall student/faculty ratio?
  • What is the average class size?
    6-10 students
  • How safe is the campus and the City of Burlington, Vermont?
    Our campus is small, with our main facilities and residential buildings contained on one “block” of property. Our campus is a safe one by any measure. The City of Burlington has an extremely low crime rate, and for years has been ranked as one of the most desirable and livable cities in America. See the College's annual Campus Safety Report
  • Are students permitted to have a car on campus?
    Yes! Even freshman are permitted to have a car on campus. We ask that cars be “registered” with the college, at which time parking permits are issued, at no cost. Parking on campus is free.
  • Should students bring a computer to campus with them?
    Students are not required to own a computer while studying at Burlington College, although owning one has its advantages. Students will find a computer lab on campus, where they will have Internet access, word processing programs, and printers. In addition, the college offers a fully outfitted film and media lab.
  • Should I encourage my son/daughter to initiate contact with the admissions office (i.e. schedule appointments, call to ask about application status)?
    Absolutely! We encourage potential students to communicate directly with any member of the College about their questions or concerns. Not only is this good practice for negotiating the college years, it sends a message to us that the student is taking ownership of this very important decision.