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University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
The University of Vermont, founded in 1791, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Education and Social Services, and Engineering and Mathematics; the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Business Administration, Natural Resources, and Nursing; and the Environmental Studies Program. It blends the close faculty-student relationships most commonly found at liberal arts colleges with the dynamic exchange of knowledge associated with a major research university. For UVM students, this means 2,500 course offerings representing more than 90 majors, hands-on research opportunities supported by state-of-the-art facilities, a student-faculty ratio that encourages close interaction between students and professors and a vibrant campus community in which 80 percent of its students are involved in athletics, special-interest clubs, and volunteer service. Its 425-acre campus is located Burlington, 100 miles south of Montreal.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 11,159
   Women 6,350 (56.9%)
   Men 4,809 (43.1%)
Graduate Students 1,946
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 22,476 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.62
SAT Math 602 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 605 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $31,960
Out-of-state: $55,024
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $17,300
Out-of-state: $40,364
  Room and Board $11,578
Average Percent of Need Met 69%
Average Freshman Award $25,064
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 609
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Burlington Population 42,282
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Catamount
Sororities 5% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.2% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students 4.7%
First-Year Students Returning 86.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 21.9%