Northern Vermont University

337 College Hill, Johnson, Vermont 05656-9464


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Total Student Population: 1,746
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
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North Vermont University (NVU) is a public university located in Johnson, Vermont. The university is part of the NVU system that has two main campuses located in Lyndon and Johnson.

North Vermont University was founded in 2018 when two previously independent institutions, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College, merged to form one comprehensive university system. This merger has allowed NVU to offer a wider range of programs and resources to its students, as well as foster a more collaborative and integrated campus community.

NVU offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs across a variety of disciplines including business, education, environmental science, liberal arts, and more.

The university has a strong commitment to experiential learning, which allows students to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field of study through internships, research projects, and other opportunities.

The North Vermont University’s campus, located in the town of Johnson, offers a intimate campus setting with a focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. The campus features a range of unique academic programs, including a nationally recognized sustainable agriculture program, and offers students access to over 300 acres of working farmland and a farm-to-table dining program.

North Vermont University is also home to a number of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, the Northern Vermont University Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems, and more. These centers offer students and faculty opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and innovative projects.

North Vermont University offers the students a wide range of student support services including academic advising, career services, counseling, and disability services, as well as a range of extracurricular activities and clubs.

North Vermont University is an excellent choice for students seeking a quality education in a beautiful and vibrant setting.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,746
Undergraduate enrollment:1,495
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.5%
      Black or African American:3.6%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:3.8%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:9.8%
      Non-resident alien:1.1%

Degrees Offered

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Animation and Illustration
  • Game Design
  • Illustration and Animation
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Applied Psychology and Human Services
  • Art History
  • Art/Studio Arts
  • Arts Management
  • Atmospheric Sciences/ Meteorology
  • Broadcasting
  • Climate Change
  • Graduate School
  • National Weather Service/Military
  • Private Industry
  • Biology
  • General Biology
  • Pre-Medical
  • Biology: Field Naturalist
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Sport Management
  • Certificate in Sustainability
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Change Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computing
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Restorative Justice
  • Data Science
  • Digital Communications
  • Cinema
  • Journalism
  • PR, Marketing, and Social Media
  • English
  • Literature and Film Studies
  • Writing
  • Environmental Analysis and Assessment
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Analysis and Assessment
  • Environmental Policy and Advocacy
  • Exercise Science
  • Health and Fitness — Strength and Conditioning
  • Individualized Program of Study
  • Pre-Professional Athletic Training
  • Pre-Professional Physical Therapy
  • Film Studies
  • Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design
  • Gender Studies
  • General Studies
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • Anthropology and Sociology Concentration
  • History
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Pre-Professional Health Studies
  • History
  • Holistic Health
  • Human Services, A.S.
  • Inclusive Childhood Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Literature
  • M.A. Counseling
  • M.A. Education
  • M.A. Liberal Studies
  • M.Ed. Education
  • M.F.A. Studio Arts
  • M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Arts
  • Mountain Resort Management, A.S.
  • Music Business and Industry
  • Audio Production
  • Music and Self-Promotion
  • Music Management
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Outdoor Education, Leadership, and Tourism, B.S.
  • Adventure Education
  • Mountain Resort Management
  • Performance, Arts, and Technology
  • Dance
  • Immersive Design
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Theatre/Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics — Calculus-Based
  • Physics — Non-Calculus-Based
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Professional Writing, Editing, and Publishing
  • Proficiency in Accounting Certificate
  • Psychology
  • Health and Sport Psychology
  • Race and Gender
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Small Business Management Certificate
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teacher Licensure Information
  • Technical Theater
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts, A.A.
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Wilderness Leadership


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$12,804 $12,804 $12,422 
      Out-of-state$26,892 $26,892 $26,126 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 
      Room and board$12,044 $11,694 $11,020 
      Other expenses$1,750 $1,750 $1,750 
      Room and board$12,044 $11,694 $11,020 
      Other expenses$1,750 $1,750 $1,750 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$1,750 $1,750 $4,730 

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