Northern Vermont University Reviews

  • 6 Reviews
  • Johnson (VT)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,892
83% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 1/31/2024
  • Degree: Biology
"Just, find a different school. This one really isn't worth the time, effort, money, etc. This school has been fighting closure for YEARS, it has had to change its name like 3 times in the last 7 years, pair up with other schools to try and repair its reputations, and the town is just depressing. I just had to jump through hoops to merely get my college transcript so I can attend a different University. Honestly, the absolute only reason I went there in the first place was that I HAD to go there to receive credit for the college classes I took with the High School down the street."
Robert Colangeli
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2019
  • Degree: Education
"Northern Vermont University - Johnson formerly known as Johnson State College is a small, personable, affordable college nestled in the green mountains of northern Vermont. Highly recommend the Outdoor Education program as classes are active and experiential with many opportunities to facilitate activities and demonstrate ones learning. The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. I found that it was easy at this small school to receive guidance and support from academic advisors outside of classroom hours. I also loved spending time with my guidance counselors who were very personable and uplifting. Being in the Outdoor Education major, it would be hard for me to rate the other majors as many of my classes were off-campus. However, the few elective courses I took were very enjoyable including a health and wellness class on meditation and a Native American sweat lodge ceremony course. I think students of the Outdoor Education major were very close due to our extended overnight experiences in the backcountry with one another. If I was not in this major, it may have been hard for me to find friends as there did not seem to be many people on campus most days. Although there is not much to do in Johnson, the school is only an hour away from Burlington and a half an hour away from Stowe. There are a lot of hiking and ski trails if you enjoy outdoor activities. I think school is what you make of it and finding what you are passionate about. If you are passionate about what you are studying, you will make the most of your experience regardless of the location."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Johnson State College has low enrollment and evening classes which is awesome in respect to getting more individual attention from professors. You get to know the professors as a person rather than a number. Evening and weekend classes allow for Graduate students to work full time or have family time. I had an amazing experience at Johnson State College and would recommend the School Counseling and Guidance program to any incoming Graduate student."
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2016
  • Degree: Education
"I received my M.A. in Education: Curriculum Studies from Johnson State. Under the Individual Strand program, I was allowed to construct my own pathway and focused my studies on the recursive and perpetual nature of problems using phenomenology and cybernetics. The program provided a foundational structure for educational theory and pedagogy, while the seminars allowed me to research and explore my specific areas of interest. The process was rigorous and exhausting, but never negative. The thesis committee was devoted to my success and their feedback was honest and insightful. Johnson is one of those places where you get out of it what you put into it. The professors hold vast stores of knowledge (in my case systems theory, phenomenological research and praxis, theory of mind, second-order cybernetics, educational philosophy) and are more than happy to share and guide grad students who are willing to step up to the challenge."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Teaching
"My college experience was great. There is a wide variety of majors to choose from. The professors were top notch, choosing to teach in rural Vermont for a better quality of life. The campus is isolated which lends to a focus on academics and extracurricular activities. My art department really allows you to work and choose your median of choice."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Business
"You get what you put in. JSC will not challenge or push you but you can get a good education if you get involved."