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About University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont, one of the nation's original land grant universities, has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of programs and resources, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across its 100+ bachelor’s, 54master's, 26 PhD and M.D. offerings. Students’ academic experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, make personal and intellectual discoveries, and become successful professionals, and active in addressing the pressing issues of our time.

University of Vermont is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont was founded in 1791 and now enrolls around 13,292 students a year, including 11,136 undergrads.

University of Vermont offers housing for up to 5,800 students. The majority of students live on-campusand first year-students are required to live in on-campus housing..Each weekend, 75% of students stay on-campus..

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Vermont's endowment was $566,714,000 The institution spends around $15,134 for each full-time student enrolled. University of Vermont employs one full-time professor for every 18 undergrads enrolled.

2021 University of Vermont Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 81%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 28
In-State Tuition $16,392
Out-of-State $41,280

University of Vermont Regular Decision Deadline 2022

University of Vermont's regular decision application deadline is January 31. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 31.

Early Admission at University of Vermont

University of Vermont does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to University of Vermont is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
University of Vermont admits 81% of students that apply early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Vermont

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Vermont. The acceptance rate at University of Vermont is 71%. Out of 18,564 applications received in 2021, 13,240 students were offered admission . ### University of Vermont Waitlist

In 2021, 2,927 applicants were waitlisted and 134 waitlisted students got accepted.

How Do I Get Into University of Vermont?

University of Vermont is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Vermont, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Vermont Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements audition for music or music education
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for University of Vermont

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Vermont students is 28.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Vermont.

University of Vermont Waitlist

University of Vermont reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does University of Vermont Require Test Scores?

University of Vermont is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 72% submitted the SAT. 28% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Vermont Offer Dorms?

Yes! University of Vermont provides on-campus housing for up to 5,800 students.

University of Vermont students are active in the school's Outing Club, Ski & Snowboard Club and Hillelin Action. ActivitiesFest, SpringFest, and and FallFest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Vermont.

Financial Aid at University of Vermont

University of Vermont meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,056 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is University of Vermont a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Vermont

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Vermont, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,288 students who started at University of Vermont as first-time freshman, 1,467 graduate within four years.

Around 76% of students who started at University of Vermont earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Vermont Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 20 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $43,696 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $35,159 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Vermont sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Vermont a good school for you?

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Where is University of Vermont?

University of Vermont is located in the suburban setting of Burlington, Vermont.

If you want to see University of Vermont for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 89 to Burlington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Burlington International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Vermont and Burlington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

University of Vermont Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Vermont is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Vermont is Apr 15.

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University of Vermont ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Vermont is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Vermont. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Vermont SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1340


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

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University of Vermont Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at University of Vermont is like? There are approximately 13,292 students enrolled at University of Vermont, including 11,136 undergraduate students and 2,156 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from VT and 71% percent of students are from other states.


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