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University of Vermont Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Vermont. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Vermont Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Vermont was awarded 55 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resources and conservation.

Overall Quality

UVM is ranked #231 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UVM is also ranked #2 out of 10 schools in Vermont.

See all of the rankings for University of Vermont.

Is It Hard to Get Into UVM?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Vermont is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to UVM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Vermont  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Vermont  ( 580 to 670 )
UVM received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Vermont  ( 25 to 30 )

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University of Vermont Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Vermont, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Vermont is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Vermont

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Vermont has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UVM the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Vermont.

Good Overall Diversity at UVM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,328 undergraduates at UVM with 10,434 being full-time and 894 being part-time.

UVM Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UVM is 78.99 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.99 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Vermont Cost?

The overall average net price of UVM is $18,980. 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 UVM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,859 $14,052 $16,803 $20,386 $26,133

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 UVM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UVM, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $9,119 a year. That adds up to $36,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UVM is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UVM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UVM make about $47,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UVM students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of University of Vermont

University of Vermont is a public institution situated in Burlington, Vermont. The location of UVM is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Vermont

Contact details for UVM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 85 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405-0160
Phone: 802-656-3131

University of Vermont Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from University of Vermont. Of these students, 2,682 received undergraduate degrees and 827 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
Business Administration & Management 264 $44,000
Natural Resources Conservation 224 $25,700
General Psychology 133 $30,100
Economics 105 $33,000
General Biology 99 $32,300
Nursing 96 $61,600
Computer Science 88 $53,000
Political Science & Government 86 $34,200
Public Relations & Advertising 86 $33,700
Mechanical Engineering 85 $52,300

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

Online Learning at UVM

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,813 students took at least one online class at University of Vermont. This is an increase from the 1,354 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,813 276
2016-2017 1,354 278
2015-2016 1,210 273
2014-2015 969 163
2013-2014 988 215

Learn more about online learning at University of Vermont.

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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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