Southern Vermont College (SVC)

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SVC can be found in Bennington, VT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 500 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Many of the students that got into this school had an SAT score within the range of 1190 - 1458, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 16 - 20. We were able to estimate the SVC average GPA (2.80 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SVC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Vermont College was reported as 99.4% in Fall 2013 with over 336 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SVC SAT Scores: 1190 - 1458
  • SVC ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • SVC Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Vermont College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to SVC have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Vermont College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 93.5%
  • 2010-2011: 79.8%
  • 2011-2012: 78.2%
  • 2012-2013: 79.9%
  • 2013-2014: 99.4%
  • Projected SVC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 87.8%

How Does SVC Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Vermont College is seventy-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bennington College64.9%
Marlboro College75.9%
Maria College of Albany16.0%
Landmark College86.5%
Green Mountain College75.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SVC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 490
Math390 - 490
Writing400 - 478
Total Score1190 - 1458
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 20
Math15 - 20
Composite Score16 - 20
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