Northern Vermont University

Discovery. Collaboration. Challenge. Location.

Expert faculty and a rigorous, hands-on education that makes your degree work for you.

Welcome to Northern Vermont University.

On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a two-campus institution of higher education that combines the best of our nationally recognized liberal arts and professional programs. At Northern Vermont University, our goal is to guide curious, motivated, engaged students on their path to success and their place in the world.

About Northern Vermont University

One University—Two Unique, Vibrant Campuses

As an NVU student, you’ll enroll at either our Lyndon or Johnson campus. Take classes at both, on campus, and through our online and telepresence classrooms.

By combining more than 200 years of history in liberal arts and professional learning, NVU offers expanded access to a faculty with a broader and deeper depth of expertise and experience. You’ll collaborate with and learn from a network of peers and staff on both campuses. And your alumni network will include Lyndon and Johnson graduates all over the world who will help you get your foot in the door to put your degree immediately to work in your profession.

Our campuses both offer in-demand degrees in business, criminal justice, education, psychology and human services, and so much more. We also have programs and disciplines unique to each campus.


Our Lyndon campus, located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, offers distinct professional programs based in a liberal arts core, where every degree is infused with career-ready skills. Programs such as Atmospheric Sciences, Mountain Recreation Management, Electronic Journalism Arts, Music Business and Industry, and Exercise Science will prepare you for career success.


Our Johnson campus, designated by COPLAC as Vermont’s premier public liberal arts institution, offers an immersive, high-impact, liberal arts experience that prepares you to thrive in an ever-changing world. 

Earn Your Degree in a Beautiful Location with Year-Round Outdoor and Cultural Opportunities.

With breathtaking hilltop campuses, Northern Vermont University gives you access to premier skiing, mountain biking, hiking, cycling, and snowmobiling. If a walk through the woods is more your speed, dirt roads and a network of trails are out your door. You’ll be inspired just walking across campus!

You’ll enrich your student life experience with programs and events on both campuses.

Want to see attend a faculty lecture on the other campus? Think an internship at the other campus will fit your needs better over the summer? Have an idea to partner with students from another campus on a local service project? You can make it all happen! The possibilities for cross-campus collaborations and innovations are endless.

A full slate of cultural activities like movies, lectures, theater, dance, and music will keep you entertained throughout the school year.

Northern Vermont University Athletics

If you’re an athlete who wants to compete at the varsity level, you’ll play for the team on your campus – the Johnson Badgers or the Lyndon Hornets. Our Division III teams are part of the North Atlantic Conference. As a Hornet or a Badger, you’ll even play each other!



Learn more

Visit NorthernVermont.edu to learn more about NVU, our programs, and how to apply. If you have questions, you can also contact our campus admissions offices. 



See for Yourself!

Find out more about our campuses and what Northern Vermont University has to offer you at one of our Open Houses or a campus visit.




Admissions Office
Vail 305