Northern Vermont University

Northern Vermont University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Northern Vermont University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Northern Vermont University was awarded 38 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other arts, entertainment, and media management.

Overall Quality

Northern Vermont University landed the #1,925 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Northern Vermont University is also ranked #12 out of 13 schools in Vermont.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Northern Vermont University?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider Northern Vermont University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to Northern Vermont University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 420 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northern Vermont University  ( 450 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Northern Vermont University  ( 420 to 540 )
Northern Vermont University received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Northern Vermont University  ( 20 to 25 )

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Northern Vermont University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Northern Vermont University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northern Vermont University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northern Vermont University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Northern Vermont University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Northern Vermont University is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

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Northern Vermont University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,064 undergraduates at Northern Vermont University with 1,489 being full-time and 575 being part-time.

How Much Does Northern Vermont University Cost?

The overall average net price of Northern Vermont University is $15,749. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northern Vermont University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,931 $12,249 $15,464 $19,324 $20,573

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northern Vermont University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northern Vermont University, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,178 a year. That adds up to $32,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northern Vermont University is 10.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Northern Vermont University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Northern Vermont University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,200 in their early years. This is about 17% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Northern Vermont University make the most money.

Location of Northern Vermont University

Northern Vermont University is a public institution situated in Johnson, Vermont. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Northern Vermont University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 337 College Hill, Johnson, VT 05656-9464
Phone: 802-635-2356

Northern Vermont University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Northern Vermont University. Of these students, 488 received undergraduate degrees and 48 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 68 $33,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 63 $32,500
Business Administration & Management 31 $36,300
Alternative Medicine & Systems 26 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 $33,900
Music 24 $24,000
Fine & Studio Arts 20 $17,100
Health & Physical Education 19 $20,800
Recreation Administration 13 NA
Outdoor Education 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Northern Vermont University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northern Vermont University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 536 students took at least one online class at Northern Vermont University. This is an increase from the 531 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 536 408
2017-2018 531 414
2016-2017 83 3
2015-2016 26 1
2013-2014 434 191

Learn more about online learning at Northern Vermont University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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