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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

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Johnson
Population | 3,526
Enrollment | 1,549
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/17
Spring | 1/18-05/13

Campus Diversity

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


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Art
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Holistic Health
  • Psychology

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 Holistic Health.
  • Studio Art

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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


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
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/17/21

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $5796.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($443 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($443 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their 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

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/17/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $3656
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing 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 06/17/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1675 Year Home & Host Waiver Available

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


  • Health records due by: start of semester
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19
  • Immunization: varicella or date of when you had chicken pox

Other Health Related Comments
Once the FDA grants permanent approval to the existing COVID-19 vaccines, Northern Vermont University will require all enrolled students who must access a campus for any reason to be vaccinated. Students may request a medical or religious exemption 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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