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Check Out These 8 Top-Flight Schools

Make travel plans soon for Vermont, and as you explore the state's vast selection of attractions and impressive historic sites. Among the many destinations you'll want to enjoy, there are eight unique and can't miss colleges to visit.

1. CASTLETON University

Easily accessed from Highway 4 just west of Rutland, Castleton University is just one of the premier institutions of higher learning found in Vermont. Established in 1787, Castleton University was formerly known as Castleton State College. Enjoy a campus tour of Castleton University – be sure to check out Woodruff Hall, and the 1821 Old Chapel. The Castleton Spartans are a Division III team, and play hockey games at Spartan Arena.

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Enjoy a Campus Tour of These VT College Campuses


In South Burlington, your stay should be met with a visit to the campus at Champlain College. With a charming location, picturesque campus, and inviting vibe, Champlain might just make you enroll for a few classes. 


In northern Vermont, you can take the whole family to explore the campus at Lyndon State College. Found in Lyndonville, just east of Waterbury, Lyndon State College was established in 1911, and is still today a Public Liberal Arts school. It's accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is home to the Stanndard Gymnasium


Established in the year 1800, Middlebury College is one of the oldest schools in Vermont. The Middlebury Panthers entertain local sports fans across 31 different varsity-level sports. As you walk through campus, don't miss the Davis Family Library, which opened in 2004. The Old Chapel, constructed in 1836, is another top attraction on campus.  


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Enjoy an Edifying Experience in Vermont

In Colchester, and just north of the Winooski River, Saint Michael's College proves to be another impressive VT college. Opened in 1904, Saint Michael's College is a private school with a Catholic affiliation. Many people who visit Saint Michael's College make sure to catch a performance at the Saint Michael's Playhouse


The next time you visit Bennington, be sure to spend some time exploring Southern Vermont College. Found just west of Highway 7, Southern VT College is another of Vermont's private schools, and has been serving the community since 1926. You can visit the Everett Mansion on the Southern VT College campus, and sports fans are in for a treat. The SVC Mountaineers compete in the New England Collegiate Conference. 


Many, if not most, of the colleges and universities in Vermont have long, storied histories. Norwich University in Northfield is no different. Make the short drive in from nearby Waterbury and enjoy this charming and aesthetically pleasing campus. Norwich University is known to be the birthplace of the ROTC, and as a whole, it was founded in 1819. Norwich University is also known as the Military College of Vermont.


Many of the colleges and schools in Vermont are on the smaller side – private schools tend to lean that way. The University of Vermont, though, is one of the state's biggest institutions of higher learning. Established in 1791, and with an average enrollment of over 12,000, U of V is a must-visit destination. Be sure to check out the oldest building on campus, the Old Mill, and the Billings Memorial Library offers great insights. In sports, the U of V Catamounts has a long history of success in hockey.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Bennington

220 Northside Drive, Bennington VT 05201-1723
Phone: +1 802-442-6311  |  Fax: (802) 442-5885  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland-Killington

5 Best Western Place, Rutland VT 05701-9705
Phone: +1 802-773-3200  |  Fax: (802) 773-6615  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

1076 Williston Road, South Burlington VT 05403-5718
Phone: +1 802-863-1125  |  Fax: (802) 658-1296  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Waterbury - Stowe

45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury VT 05676-9067
Phone: +1 802-244-7822  |  Fax: (802) 244-6395  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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