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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Vermont 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Vermont 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Vermont 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in Vermont for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

To help prospective Vermont students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their unique needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Green Mountain State:

1. Middlebury College - Middlebury, VT
2. Bennington College - Bennington, VT
3. Saint Michael's College - Colchester, VT
4. Marlboro College - Marlboro, VT
5. University of Vermont - Burlington, VT (tie)
5. Champlain College - Burlington, VT (tie)
7. Norwich University - Northfield, VT
8. Castleton University - Castleton, VT
9. Lyndon State College - Lyndonville, VT

Vermont has always done things its own way, literally from the very beginning, when Vermonters took their inspiration from the Revolutionary War to declare themselves an independent republic. While they may have joined the Union a few years later, that fiercely independent streak has made Vermont one of the best-educated, most progressive, and coolest states of all. With the 2nd-smallest population in the US, Vermont is largely known for agriculture and adventure tourism, but it has a strong tradition of education; in fact, Vermont was the first state to mandate public education. That has given Vermont a reputation not only as one of the best-educated, but also one of the healthiest states. While it has its major research university in the University of Vermont, the state is best known for its innovative, influential liberal arts colleges, some of the most unique anywhere.

"New England is known for its small liberal arts colleges, and Vermont is very much a New England state," Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "but its heritage of liberal arts colleges is not stuffy, elite traditional schools." Instead, Vermont's fearless spirit of innovation has given it institutions "like Bennington College, a pioneering women's college that produced some of the 20th century's greatest dancers, actors, and writers, or Marlboro College, a model of student-faculty relations in which every member of the community has an equal voice." "A solid higher education system made up of experimenters, trailblazers, and innovators explains why" Vermont has become known as one of the most progressive and independent states, from politics to culture. "Whether it's creating one of the nation's first online degree programs like Champlain College, or becoming one of the first fair-trade colleges in the nation, like Saint Michael's College," Sealey-Morris explains, "Vermont's best colleges and universities are always ahead of the curve."

College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school. Students will not find a more comprehensive ranking of the top colleges and universities anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and finding your professional path after graduation.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus 
(512) 710-9901

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