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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Johnson
Population | 3,526
Enrollment | 1,145
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/15
Spring | 1/22-05/17

Vermont State University

Johnson, VT

We are outdoor enthusiasts' paradise! Hiking, Skiing, biking, trail running
Within an hour (and often much less) from many major ski areas in the East

About This Campus

Vermont State University-Johnson is a state liberal arts college serving students from Vermont, the Northeast, and a number of countries, studying in 29 academic majors and participating in numerous clubs and organizations as well as 16 men's and women's varsity sports. The University strives to maintain small classes (average class size is 17) characterized by active student learning, careful attention to writing and other forms of expression, and close relationships with the faculty. The University's buildings include a Center for the Performing Arts, which features one of northern Vermont's largest stages and seating for 550, a brand new Visual Arts Center, an athletic/health facility, a Library Learning Center which provides students with significantly expanded library facilities, and a brand new state of the art Mac lab. VTSU-Johnson Students have access to the 1000-acre Babcock Nature Preserve, located in nearby Eden, Vermont, and is managed by VTSU-Johnson

Location Information

Situated in the heart of the Green Mountains, the VTSU-Johnson campus is one hour from Burlington, 3.5 hours from Boston, and 1.5 hours from Montreal. A short walk from campus yields a number of places to eat and shop, including a cozy coffee shop, bookstore, art store, grocery store, and the famous Johnson Woolen Mills and outlet store. Johnson is a paradise for outdoor lovers. In the winter months, be prepared to play in the snow, as we are a short drive away from three major ski resorts.

Helpful Information

COPLAC Member Institution; LGBTQ Friendly Campus; Military Friendly School. Vermont State Johnson is Lamoille County Planning Commission Honoree for Community Service.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Art
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Holistic Health - Northern Vermont University is among the nation’s first accredited colleges to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in Holistic Health.
  • Psychology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Holistic Health - Northern Vermont University is among the nation’s first accredited colleges to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in Holistic Health.
  • Studio Art

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/12/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5796.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($483 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($483 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $158 Semester Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $75 Year Host & Home Optional
Campus Fee $465 Semester Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Health Insurance may be waived with proof of alternate insurance.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/12/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
Students who are Junior standing or higher, or are 21+ years of age, are not required to live on campus.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2297 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Student's are encouraged to purchase the unlimited meal plan, with a declining "flex point" balance of 75$ for the semester. For more information on other meal plans, visit https://www.northernvermont.edu/student-life/housing-and-dining/eating-johnson


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/12/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2013 Year Host & Home Waiver Available

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Other Health Related Comments
Students may request a medical or religious exemption for immunizations/vaccines in accordance with Vermont law.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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