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  • “My love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    color photo of man casting a fishing pole on a beautiful summer day

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited

  • “At Sterling, there’s a real history of being able to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sterling is a really experiential place. Here, you can get a feel for the kind of world you want to live in, and what kind of world we can create.”

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Cultural Geography Self-Designed Major

  • “A feeling that almost brings tears to my eyes is when we were crossing the Common and everyone was there cheering us on and welcoming us home. That sense of community and love is why I am happy to be at Sterling. That feeling is what brings me hope and happiness and I hope to carry that motivation with me for the rest of my time at Sterling and with my future life expeditions.”

    Sterling College Sustainable Food Systems Gallery

    Sophie Shillue ’18

    Expedition, Core Curriculum, Community

Academics by the Numbers

  • Typical class size: 10
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6 to 1
  • Majors: 4
  • Minors: 6 
  • Opportunities for self-designed majors: endless 
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Eight Master Lessons in Value Added Production

Offered each fall, Sterling College’s Value Added Products course is a broad introduction and overview of various techniques used to improve the market value of agricultural products. From apple products…

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Tadpoles & Sadpoles

Vernal pools are often a wonderful, seasonal mecca for many different kinds of herps, and consequently, for many different kinds of herpers. These temporary ponds form when snowmelt gathers in low areas…

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Culturing Fermentation with Sandor Katz

The word “culture” is used for both the specific microorganisms that ferment food as well as the phenomena transmitted through social learning in human societies. Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist and…

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