About University of Vermont

Founded in 1791, University of Vermont. is a Public college. Located in Vermont, which is a city setting in Vermont, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,159 full time undergraduate students, and 1,946 full time graduate students.

The University of Vermont Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 629 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Vermont include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range1100-1300
ACT Range25-30

Admissions at UVN are considered Selective, with ,82% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Vermont.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
34%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
51%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
32%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
66%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
49%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
17%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
38%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
34%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
51%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
32%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
66%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
49%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
17%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
38%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Vermont REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    188 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    161 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    199 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    201 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    201 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    200 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    201 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    201 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Vermont?

54 Students rated University of Vermont

rachel - 06/09/2024

I went to the University of Vermont to have access to more outdoor opportunities. The university has an active ski and snowboard club along with outing club. I have been able to go on a lot of hikes because of this. Housing freshman year can be nice but sophomore year all the housing is kind of dumpy. The real mess comes junior year when you live off campus. Rent in Burlington is way higher than room and board and the housing options are not very nice. You also have to sign a lease almost a year before the move in date.

Valerie - 02/22/2024

I really like UVM but people here definitely have a specific vibe, and either you get it or you don't. There is something for everyone though and I have yet to meet someone who isn't inclusive or fun to be around! Academics are also hit or miss, classes definitely vary each semester and one professor teaching a class in the fall may have more fails than a different professor in the spring.

Amaya - 07/06/2023

From to moment I arrived onto UVM's campus, I felt taken care of on a personal level, and I think that is because the administration of UVM believes in their students, and in their success. Walking through campus, I feel as though the campus is truly a well-oiled machine that functions as a whole very well.

Tess - 06/13/2023

I am a transfer student at the University of Vermont and have been there for the past 2 semesters. I honestly believe that the University of Vermont is my place and it feels like home to me. The size is perfect, the location is beautiful (no matter the season), and the academics are amazing. My major is Animal Science and the opportunities that the University has for students with my major are so widespread and vary in what specifically you are interested in. No matter what, you can find something that interests you at this school. I could not recommend this school any more. With all of its parts, the University of Vermont works to incorporate everyone into their curriculum.

University of Vermont FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Vermont?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Vermont is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Finding the right college can be very overwhelming--I remember not really knowing what I wanted from a school when the end of Sophomore Year/ the beginning of Junior Year in High School rolled around and people were starting their search. As a perspective student I looked at what kinds of things I was interested in and lined up schools that seemed to fit the criteria. Many of my friends in High School did the same and ended up at radically different schools than UVM but each of them seems happy and content with their choice. I know that what each of us can say is that, at our seperate schools, we've met some great friends and a lot of friendly faces. It's important to begin college with an open-mind. Forget all about High School cliques and drama (if that were any concern of yours) and start to get to know people for their minds, that's why everyone is at a College or University right? To learn and to grow- through meeting people and experiencing different walks of life you will build your own character and relaize how much you have to offer this world.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are focused and origional.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I transfered to UVM from a liberal arts school that was considered more academic, but I found that UVM is truly what you make it. I definitely have more opportunities at UVM and my professors are all really helpful as long as you take the initiative to seek them out. I love that at UVM they do not hold your hand and how much you succeed is all based on how much you care. The thing I would change at UVM is the in coming class size because I am a senior and the class of 2015 is huge in comparison--although it still is no where near as big as most state schools. The reaction I get when I tell people that I go to UVM is always very good because it has a great reputation on the East Coast. In the west--I am from the southwest originally--people mostly play into the stereotype but you can overcome that easily, and many of the alumni are very successful and helpful so it is a great networking school. I would also say that because it is a state school, people know that it exists, which is really important after college. The most recent controversy at UVM had to do with the most recent President and some money expenditures, but there is going to be a new President soon, and I think it is fairly tame in comparison with other scandals of similar nature at other universities. There is definitely school pride at UVM, despite the controversy, and many old traditions that make it a fun place to be especially during hockey and ski season.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    If you have to take organic Chemistry take it with Sandy!! Generally the teachers are great and even in big lectures you have the opportunity to become close with your professors.

    Read all  67 answers
  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That we are all hippies, liberals, and don't care about religion.

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  7. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The one stereotype that I don't think people think of but is very reflective of the student body is that people are generally laid back and friendly. Obviously there are a few students who don't fit the model but walking around campus strangers smile and are happy to be at UVM. This happiness and joy seeps into the campus and makes UVM have a special feeling that I haven't found anywhere else.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activities and groups at UVM are the Outing Club and the Ski and Snowboarding Club. UVM is really active and most people like to hike, participate in club sports, and ski a lot! Students participate a lot in sports and regularly attend the hockey and basketball games. I cannot talk much about the theater department because I am not really involved in that part of the school, but I know that my friends who are in it love it. School-wide traditions like the Naked Bike Race, and broom ball have a wide-range of participants, and most people meet each other through extra-curricular clubs like the Running Club, the Alpine Ski Club, etc. Because UVM is in Burlington, there is also lots to do off campus from yoga, sailing, to working in coffee shops, etc. Usually, in the winter, I ski on the weekends, and use the week to finish homework, intern, and work, but there is lots to do if you have the time.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Vermont is a beautiful state and Burlington is the ideal college town. The UVM campus is active and liberal, with neither to few or too many students.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Freezing cold and windy all the time, and winter lasts for 6 months.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UVM is a fabulous school that offers myriad courses to satisfy just about any interest, while at the same time being ideally situated for outdoor activities.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A liberal person that isn't a afraid to work hard and is driven towards their career goal.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Very green, very liberal, fantastic school for people who are interested in exploring diversity among gender. Is not very racially diverse, but does promote acceptance and ultimate equality. Has a reputation for pot and drinking, but it can be avoided if you do not want to get involoved with it. VERY outdoorsy and most people ski/ride.

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  14. What's unique about your campus?

    There are a lot of good things about UVM but I suppose the best thing would be the student / professor interactions. It's not a small university but most class sizes are small enough that you really get to know your professor. I was on a first name basis with a lot of my professors and they really knew me and who I was. You are not just a number or another face in the crowd at UVM. I consider this a valuable reason to attent UVM.

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  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How expensive everything is... the surrounding area, on campus stores, campus food, etc.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I think someone who is very competitive would have trouble in this school. A lot of the programs seem to be very self oriented. I also think that someone who is self conscious about themselves would have a hard time. Speaking as someone who isn't tiny and model like, I can recognize that we have a campus filled with "pretty people" and a lot of emphasis is put on that.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I loved the location...the beach/lake, mountains, and downtown areas all make Burlington unlike any other college town I have seen.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at UVM is that we are all "hippies" and love the environment. Although there are students on campus who are active participators in trying to become more eco-friendly, there are many people who are not as enthusiastic about this. It is easy to become involved in these activities, but it is also easy to fit in if this does not fit your personality.

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  19. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The land lockedness

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Our football team is "undefeated." We don't actually have a football team. Basketball and ice hockey are the two big draws but there's some support for most of the other sports.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    A 360 degree view of the lounge on my floor in Wing Hall

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

11,159

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,946

Total Grad Students

62%

Out-Of-State

21%

In-State

17%

International

Organizations

140

Student Organizations

9

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

41%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
80%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending University of Vermont receive some sort of financial aid. 16% were awarded federal grants. While 51% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$40,364

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,578

Room and Board

53,142

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,906
$30 - $48K
$11,641
$48 - $75K
$15,687
$75 - $110K
$20,255
$110K & UP
$24,011

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