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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 
Dig In!

Stories and Storytelling Performance

I’m comfortable with outdoor adventures and find a sense of peace in these environments. I was not expecting a writing intensive course to adventure in itself. The course facilitated finding…

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Reflections on the Vermont Food Systems Study Tour

For three weeks this summer, I traveled in a large white van with seven other students, two instructors, and a media fellow, navigating the food system and landscape of Vermont….

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Photography – Post Exam!

Wahoo! We survived the exam! Today was full of our usual antics. We started by checking in about the homework (we all got an A! HOORAY!) and reviewing everyone’s photos….

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