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.

Website: www.uvm.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,328
Undergraduate
Students
(59.0%) 6,681 Women
(41.0%) 4,647 Men
2,067
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 21,263 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
638 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $34,210
Out-of-state: $58,450
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,276
Out-of-state: $42,516
Room and Board
$12,492
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$27,726
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,950
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
616
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Burlington Population
42,282
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Catamount
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
4.6% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone
(802) 656-3370
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@uvm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music or music education recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 21,263 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 12,852 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 8,411 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,918 (20%) of 14,365 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,699 (19%) of 9,129 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,084 (21%) of 5,236 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
77% of 12,428 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
3,855
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,472
Students Admitted From Wait List
110

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
17%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
638 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
17%
Score of 600 - 700
60%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
36%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $34,210
Out-of-state: $58,450
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,276
Out-of-state: $42,516
Room and Board
$12,492
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,242
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@uvm.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003696
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,191 (82.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,666 (73.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,661 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
335 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,726
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,654 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,412
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,109 (67.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,625
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 260 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
851 (33.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,060

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,053 (67.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,654 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,600 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
892 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$26,256
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,496 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,169
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,948 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,368
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 704 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,119 (31.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,726

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,950
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,600
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Natural resources/environmental science, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Law with Vermont Law School
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
616
Part-Time Faculty
198
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
63%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,664,019
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
530
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Allied Health--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Veterinary Sciences

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Allied Health--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Resources
  • Physical Therapy
  • Science Education
  • Veterinary Sciences

Location and Setting


Burlington Population
42,282
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
459 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.5 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Burlington
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Essex Junction

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Catamount
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x x    
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x      
Track And Field x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x  
Women's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, football, gymnastics, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ski and snowboard club, outing club, volunteer in action, climbing team
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,328
Women
6,681 (59.0%)
Men
4,647 (41.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,434
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.6% from 51 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,067

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 1%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 9%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 2%
Other 1%

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