University of Vermont Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of the University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is a public institution situated in Burlington, VT. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 16 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Vermont Catamounts play in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 13,395 (11,328 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent male/59 percent female
  • 92 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,802 (in-state); $43,690 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,916
  • Other Expenses: $2,272
  • Total Cost: $35,190 (in-state); $60,078 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95 percent
    • Loans: 54 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,130
    • Loans: $6,152

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Environmental Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Mechanical Engineering

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 65 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing-Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing-Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Overview of University of Vermont Admissions

The University of Vermont, which accepts over two-thirds of applicants, has a moderately selective admissions procedure. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, the University of Vermont had an acceptance rate of 68%. For every 100 students who submitted applications, 68 students gained admission, making UVM’s admissions procedure moderately competitive.

SAT Requirements and Scores

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, 77% of students provided SAT scores. This admissions data reveals that most of the University of Vermont’s students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. 50% of admitted students scored between 600 and 680 on the evidence-based reading and writing part, while 25% scored under 600 and 25% scored over 680. 50% of students scored between 580 and 680 on the math part, while 25% scored under 580, and 25% scored over 680. Applicants with a cumulative SAT score of 1360 or higher will have a competitive advantage at UVM.

ACT Requirements and Scores

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, 37% of students provided ACT scores. This admissions data reveals that most of UVM’s students fall within the top 18% nationally on the ACT. The mean 50% of admitted students received a cumulative ACT score between 26 and 31, while 25% scored over 31, and 25% scored under 26.


In 2019, the University of Vermont’s incoming freshman class’s mean high school GPA was 3.61. This information suggests that Successful applicants to UVM have A grades primarily.

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for the University of Vermont, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If the University of Vermont is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Alabama, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, California State University Long Beach

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for the University of Vermont, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Drexel University, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati, Hofstra University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than the University of Vermont. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Washington, Stony Brook University, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, University of Connecticut, University of California, Irvine

Applying to the University of Vermont

Application Deadline: January 15

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