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Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Johnson, VT

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About This Campus

Northern Vermont University - Johnson is a fully-accredited liberal arts college serving approx. 1200 students from Vermont, the Northeast, and a number of countries, studying in 29 academic majors and participating in over 50 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. NVU-Johnson Students have access to the 1000-acre Babcock Nature Preserve, located in nearby Eden, Vermont, and is managed by NVU.

Location Information

Situated in the heart of the Green Mountains, the NVU-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, Lamoille County Planning Commission Honoree for Community Service

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Johnson
Population | 3,526
Enrollment | 1,549
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/17
Spring | 01/18-05/13

Campus Diversity

White | 80%
Black | 4%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 7%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Notable Academic Programs
  • Art
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Outdoor Education
  • Wellness and Alternative Medicine
  • Elementary Education

Unique Academic Programs

  • Wellness and Alternative Medicine - Northern Vermont University is among the nation’s first accredited colleges to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in wellness and alternative medicine (WAM).
  • Outdoor Education - This is a major where “hands on learning” is an understatement. Virtually everything you’ll learn, you’ll learn by doing. — in places at JSC’s own Babcock Nature Preserve and rock-climbing wall, along the Long Trail and on the rivers and lakes of Vermont’s Green Mountains, or by traveling elsewhere- While working towards earning their Adventure Leadership training.
  • Studio Art - NVU offers a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts in collaboration with the Vermont Studio Center as well as two degree tracks and two minors for Fine Art undergraduates: the B.A. in Art, the B.F.A in Studio Arts, the Art History minor and the Studio Arts minor.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Media Arts, Studio Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Field Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Management, Marketing

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Newspapers, Photo Journalism

Education: Elementary Education, Secondary Education

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Wellness and Alternative Medicine

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 05/29/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5628.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($443 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($443 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/29/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $148 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $2181 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $75 Year Plan A & B Optional
Campus Fee $435 Semester Plan A Mandatory

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

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,140 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003688

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/29/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $3252
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
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 Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2208 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Student's are encouraged to purchase the unlimited meal plan, with a declining "flex point" balance of 75$ for the semester. For more information on other meal plans, visit https://johnsonstate.sodexomyway.com

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