Offering nationally-recognized professional programs and a hands-on education on our spectacular hilltop campus—just 10 minutes from great skiing and riding.
This small college shines a bright light. For the 1,400 students who come here from Vermont, New England, and around the world, Lyndon offers a hands-on experiential education, nationally recognized professional programs, and an intimate, friendly atmosphere—all leading to rewarding careers or graduate study.
The hallmark of a Lyndon education is experience. The College offers hands-on learning opportunities alongside traditional lecture and discussion courses to give students a thorough and well-balanced career preparation. New students participate in the First-Year Experience, a one- or two-day field trip that serves as an introduction to their major. This provides them with confidence that they are pursuing the right field of study, and a chance to rub shoulders with faculty members and other students in their department early in their academic career.
Graduates of Lyndon’s Mountain Recreation Management program—the first program of its kind in the nation—are employed throughout winter resort industry. The College’s Music Business and Industry students may be assisting the road manager for a summer European tour or backstage with Bob Dylan or James Taylor.
Lyndon graduates are recruited on campus for careers at top corporations and organizations. There are 30 alumni (and counting) at ESPN. Lyndon grads are famously found everywhere there’s weather, including Antarctica, the White House, The Olympics, and The Weather Channel.
Campus events range from the intellectual to the physical, with abundant opportunities for learning and fun. Recent activities include concerts with local resident Neko Case and her band; visits from U.N. ambassadors; a lecture and arts series featuring master classes with luminaries such as U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser; plays and first-run films in the on-campus theater; NCAA Division III athletics; loads of intramural sports; traditional Vermont events such as Sugar on Snow; and ice climbing up Lyndon’s iconic “fountain mountain.”
The campus is minutes away from world-class recreational activities. Our corner of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom, is an outdoor paradise—opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, climbing, and trail riding are all nearby. We are 45 minutes from Jay Peak and 10 minutes from East Burke, where you’ll find 2000 vertical feet of great New England skiing and riding at Burke Mountain. The ski town is also home to Kingdom Trails, a 100-mile network of mountain bike and recreational trials routinely named one the top systems in the nation. (And all created by Lyndon alumni.)