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University of Vermont Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Vermont, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $55.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from University of Vermont by March 31.

University of Vermont Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Vermont 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 72%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 28%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to University of Vermont?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! University of Vermont will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

University of Vermont accepts about 81% of early action applicants and 71% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, University of Vermont admitted 9,371 of the 11,635 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Vermont?

Getting into University of Vermont is moderately difficult. University of Vermont evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, University of Vermont accepted 71% of students, around 13,240 of the 18,564 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Vermont, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to professional nursing, exercise and movement science, athletic training programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

In 2021, University of Vermont waitlisted 2,927 students. Of those, 1,246 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does University of Vermont Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Vermont

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Vermont 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Vermont must submit the following items. Double check with University of Vermont's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Vermont?

Students admitted to University of Vermont have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23.6% submitted a class rank. At University of Vermont 33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Vermont, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 23.6%
3.75 and 3.99 28.13%
3.50 and 3.74 25.66%
3.25 and 3.49 16.54%
3.00 and 3.24 8.76%
2.50 and 2.9 3.69%
2.00 and 2.49 0.24%

University of Vermont does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 72% of University of Vermont's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Vermont?

To be competitive with other University of Vermont applicants, you should strive to earn between 1180 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Vermont 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Vermont students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Vermont students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Vermont?

To be most competitive at University of Vermont, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Vermont's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Vermont students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of Vermont

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Vermont.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Vermont during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

University of Vermont Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Vermont?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Vermont.

Does University of Vermont accept transfer credits?

University of Vermont accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Vermont accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Vermont accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Vermont accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Vermont?

No, University of Vermont is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is University of Vermont's acceptance rate?

University of Vermont's acceptance rate is 71%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Vermont?

The early action acceptance rate at University of Vermont was 81% in 2021.

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University of Vermont Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Vermont? University of Vermont is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Vermont acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.



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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Vermont ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


26 to 31


26 and Less


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Vermont, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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