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University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

University of Vermont Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Vermont. Around 64% of applicants get into University of Vermont each year. Out of 25,559 applications received in 2023, 16,233 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to University of Vermont, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/15 and the fee for the application costs $55.

Students who apply to University of Vermont for the fall semester should hear back from University of Vermont by March 15.

University of Vermont Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Vermont's admissions stats.

University of Vermont 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 40.4%
Mean SAT Score 1324
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34.4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13.7%
Waitlist Yes

University of Vermont Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Vermont.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 16
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 15

Considering Applying Early to University of Vermont?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Vermont will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 16.

University of Vermont accepts about 59% of early action applicants and 64% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, University of Vermont admitted 1,695 of the 18,16 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on University of Vermont Admissions

How To Get Into University of Vermont

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

In 2022, University of Vermont accepted 64% of students, around 16,233 from the 25,559 applicants.

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 and Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to University of Vermont

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Vermont

University of Vermont has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Vermont?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Vermont

What does University of Vermont consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
State Residency Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Vermont for more information on admission factors.

University of Vermont 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Vermont, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to University of Vermont have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 25.8% submitted a class rank. At University of Vermont 40.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78.2% were in the top 25% and 98.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Vermont, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25.6%
3.75 and 3.99 33.3%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 12.1%
3.00 and 3.24 3.3%
2.50 and 2.9 0.7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Vermont directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 34.4% of University of Vermont's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13.7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Vermont?

To be competitive with other University of Vermont applicants, you should strive to score between 1250 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Vermont 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1250, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Vermont student is 1324.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Vermont students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Vermont students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Vermont, you should strive to earn between 29 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Vermont's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Vermont students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

More Information on 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 June 1. 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ University of Vermont accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Vermont's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Vermont has an acceptance rate of 64%.

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

❌ University of Vermont does not offer early decision.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Vermont was 59% 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 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Vermont Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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 Jun 1.

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

University of Vermont SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1250 - 1400


Math SAT Range

610 - 700


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1400 and Above


1250 to 1400


1250 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Vermont students is 1324. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Vermont, while applicants with SAT scores between 1250 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1250 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Vermont.

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 3.75. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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