From the School

Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont is among the oldest universities in the United States and one of the nation’s premier small research universities. During much of its first century, the university was a private liberal college dedicated to undergraduate teaching. In 1868, it became Vermont’s public land grant university and expanded its mission to include research and service. Today, UVM combines both elements of its heritage. Undergraduates work in small classes with faculty who are both mentors and world-class researchers.


From The School

At the University of Vermont we look for talented students who share our passion for learning and living with purpose. We accept the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Through a holistic admissions review, we select students with strong potential for academic success who will contribute to our community. The rigor of an applicant’s academic program; class standing and grades; standardized test results; and trends in performance are considered. Essays, recommendations, and other evidence of each student’s life experience also assist our evaluation. Admission decisions are made without regard to family financial circumstances.

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Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 650

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 700
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

Over 100 majors (learn more at, 29 accelerated Masters programs, 22 environmentally themed majors/minors, only school in the U.S. to offer Food Systems as a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate program.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Academics at UVM are supplemented and deepened by a world of hands-on learning opportunities, from travel-study to service learning, and a wide array of internships in locations ranging from Vermont to China. Undergraduate research opportunities are plentiful; students assist faculty with their groundbreaking research in state-of-the-art facilities across campus, including UVM’s highly-ranked medical school in the heart of campus and in our brand new STEM facility. The university is widely recognized for its environmental conscience, commitment to social justice, and global perspective.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Horticultural Science

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Systems Science and Theory

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry, General
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General

Students Say

At The University of Vermont—"a mid-sized university in a cute town that offers a quality education"—you'll get that quintessential college experience: a relaxed but academically-focused atmosphere amid big stone buildings and beautiful foliage. The school is "earthy with a touch of prep, strong outdoor ties, [and] a solid academic program," particularly in the sciences; the "ability to speak freely" is relished, and "UVM is about openness, acceptance, and sustainability while having fun." "The University of Vermont is focused on building a community from within its classrooms, rather than its Division I sports program." says a student. UVM is "not only aware of social-justice issues, it's a school that is actively involved in making change." The Rubenstein School (within UVM) is "an excellent environmental program known around the country" and is a huge draw; it's also "very easy" to switch schools (there is a "wide variety of majors") if you discover a new passion while you're here—which you very well might. Tuition increases have been small of late (less than 3 percent in 2013-14), which is one thing that the green students agree is essential to "sustainability." (True for all institutions of higher education.)

Faculty are overall much-lauded, but most agree that there can be some bad teachers: "You may get an amazing professor, or a professor that will lead you to your death." Small class sizes "allow for a more intimate learning experience," as do the resources available (such as a learning co-op, writing center, and career offices)."I am on a first-name basis with all of my professors and I feel comfortable talking to them at any time," says one senior environmental science major. The professors "can be tough on you, but it is reasonable." "As long as you try your hardest and put in the time, you can usually pass," says a student.


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Jodi Williams
Nobel Peace prize recipient

John McGill
Physician, Doctors Without Borders

Jon Kilik
film producer

Daniel Burke
CEO Capital Cities/ABC(retired)

Michele Forman
2001 US teacher of the Year

Martin St. Louis
NHL 2003-04 scoring leader and MVP

Madeleine Kunin
former governor, US Ambasador, Deputy Secretary of

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Vermont Residents Out-of-State Resident
Tuition $15,096 $38,160
Comprehensive Student Fee $2,174 $2,174
Average Room and Board (VIEW ROOM AND BOARD RATES) $11,608 $11,608
Estimated Books & Supplies* $1,200 $1,200
Estimated Personal/Misc. Expenses* $1,882 $2,300
Total $31,960 $55,4420

Financial Aid

81% of undergraduate students received scholarships or financial aid. Undergraduate scholarships are available for Vermont residents, out-of-state and International students and transfer students. Learn more at .


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

10,267 Undergraduates
(28% from VT, 72% from out-of-state)

1,485 Graduate students
461 Medical students
47% of classes are under 20 students

18 Division I sports programs, 50+ club sports (many competing nationally) and over 200 student clubs and organizations. 75% of first-year students live in residential learning communities and housing is guaranteed all four years.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



57% female
43% male
72% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

Students refer to the "Vermonter-ness", which encompasses a big focus on sustainability ("We compost and recycle as much as possible!"), a "liberal/left minded culture," and being "being green, healthy and happy." The "laid-back atmosphere" has "every kind of individual," all of whom are "passionate about their interests, supportive, and excited to do hands-on work to create positive changes within communities." "Racially, UVM is not diverse; but socially, it is heterogenous." Admittedly, there are a lot of hippies here, "but anyone can fit in." Everyone here is "dedicated to their studies, but in a noncompetitive manner": instead of comparing exam grades, "students work together to study so that each student can do their best."


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UVM’s location in Vermont, known for its civic-mindedness, commitment to the environment, and essential values, strengthens the overall spirit of the university as a tolerant, enlightened, and unusually welcoming community. Not surprisingly, students are drawn to UVM from nearly every state (one third are from Vermont) and over fifty countries.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

New in 2017: Phase 1 of a $104M STEM facility, a brand-new residence hall in the heart of campus, featuring our nationally recognized Wellness Environment (one of many residential learning communities). Also in the heart of campus is the UVM Medical Center, offering students research and clinical experiences.

Off-Campus Opportunities

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, one of America's liveliest small cities surrounded by idyllic countryside, the Green Mountains, and Lake Champlain. As the state's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter, Burlington is ranked one of the most desirable place to live and a top college town. In addition, Vermont’s ‘human scale’ is often cited as offering UVM students unique opportunities to get involved and gain essential experience.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

As one might guess, the "landscape, scenery, and outdoor activities are plentiful" at UVM, and "it seems like at least half the school is involved in either the Ski & Snowboard Club, the Outing Club, or both." The Outing Club offers numerous outdoor trips every weekend, and people are pretty into "hiking, going down to Lake Champlain, or just hanging out on Church Street." "We are certainly academically based, yet you might not think it because people here are so independent, involved, and always have something fun going on or somewhere to be," says a junior.

The school has a huge campus, but "it is very easy to travel" and the school's "CATS buses help a huge amount, especially in bad weather!" There exists "a really good relationship with the Burlington community," and the music scene is really big: "lots of great bands come to Burlington, both on and off campus." Though not raging, students at UVM "know how to have a good time" in bars and at parties, and as far as pot use goes, one student summarizes: "It's Burlington, VT. You don't have to smoke, but you had better understand that 4/20 is a holiday." "There's something for everyone here, and it's just a lovely place to be!" says a happy student. However, some think that the meal plans "could really improve to be more flexible and better quality,"

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

7% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

26% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Catamounts)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Catamounts)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups:

Minority Support Groups:

Army ROTC Offered on-campus


With hometown Burlington known for its hippie vibe, and its location on the edge of a lake that touches not just two states but also two countries, it makes sense that the University of Vermont is known as a green campus. The UVM Environmental Program is forty years old and offers interdisciplinary and individually designed concentrations, including a track in Sustainability Studies. The Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources offers majors in forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, and natural resources. Internships, class projects, and lectures—like the George D. Aiken Lecture Series on conservation topics—bring together campus and community members to increase awareness of and create solutions for environmental problems. UVM’s Office of Sustainability tracks environmental performance, recommends environmentally responsible practices, and works with the university community on environmental projects. Recent energy efficiency investments around campus have yielded millions of dollars in savings and helped the university move incrementally closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. Additionally, the university has developed a Clean Energy Fund which generates $225,000 each year from a dedicated student fee to support renewable energy projects on campus—ideas for such projects come from the university community. Much of the advanced research performed on campus relates to healthy and sustainable communities, and the Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service Learning supports collaborative projects between the university and the surrounding area. Fall and spring career fairs emphasize green jobs and internship opportunities. UVM is home to two environmentally focused residence halls. Student activism has ended sales of bottled water and supported the university’s participation in the Real Food Challenge.


Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Admissions office
194 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3596

(802) 656-3370


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Davis Student Center
Fleming Museum
Campus Green
Athletic Complex/Fitness Center
Spear Street Research Farm and Equine Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Champlain
Green Mountains
Burlington (arts, cultural events, restaurants)
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Shelburne Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, some Saturdays
(802) 656-3370

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Generally Mon-Fri 10am, and 2pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Generally 10 AM and 2 PM Monday - Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Burlington International Airport is two miles from campus. Taxis, local buses, and rental cars are available for the trip from the airport to campus. Taxis are at or can be called from the airport. Rental car agencies in the airport are open 24 hours a day. The CCTA bus line from the airport to campus runs Monday trough Friday from 6:40am to 10:10pm and Saturday to 8:10pm.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-89, take Exit 14W and proceed a mile west to campus. The admissions office is 1 block left on South Prospect St. From U.S. Rte. 7, enter Burlington and turn up the hill at the intersection with Main St. (Rte. 2). The campus is at the top of the hill. The admissions office is 1 block right on South Prospect St. From the east, Rte. 2 becomes Main St. in Burlington and bisects the campus. The admissions office is 1 block left on South Prospect St.

Local Accommodations
Following is a list of lodging options closest to the University of Vermont campus. There are many fine resorts, inns, and hotels available. For additional options contact the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce at (802) 863-3489. Sheraton Burlington, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, (800) 677-6576 Best Western, 1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, (800) 371-1125 Clarion Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, (800) 252-7466 Comfort Inn, 1285 Williston Road, South Burlington, (800) 228-5150 Hawthorn Suites, 401 Dorset Street, South Burlington, (800) 527-1133 Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, (800) 799-6363 Lang House(BandB), 360 Main Street, Burlington, (802) 652-2500 Wyndham Burlington, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, (800) 333-3333 Willard Street Inn(BandB), 349 South Williard Street, Burlington, (802) 651-8710

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