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University of Vermont Data & Information Overview

102 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
64% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how University of Vermont ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is University of Vermont Ranked?

#515 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in VT
Systems Theory Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 102 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is systems theory.

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Overall Quality

UVM is ranked #515 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

UVM is also ranked #4 out of 11 schools in Vermont.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UVM?

64% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Vermont has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UVM.

Average Test Scores

About 34% 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 630 and 710. Math scores were between 610 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Vermont  ( 630 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Vermont  ( 610 to 700 )
UVM received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Vermont  ( 29 to 33 )

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University of Vermont Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
80% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Vermont is about average at 17 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

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 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Vermont

89% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Vermont has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. 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  89 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 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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University of Vermont Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,235 Full-Time Undergraduates
12.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,136 undergraduates at UVM with 10,235 being full-time and 901 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Vermont Cost?

$19,509 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
$40,140 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UVM is $19,509. 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 +
$12,022 $13,523 $17,585 $22,637 $26,502

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UVM, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $10,035 a year. That adds up to $40,140 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UVM is 1.7%. 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?

$58,245 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UVM make about $58,245 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UVM graduates since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Vermont

Vermont State
10,235 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Burlington, Vermont, University of Vermont is a public institution. The location of UVM is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

88 Majors With Completions
2,617 Undergraduate Degrees
771 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 88 majors graduated from University of Vermont. Of these students, 2,617 received undergraduate degrees and 771 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
Natural Resources Conservation 246 $24,599
Business Administration & Management 231 $45,867
General Psychology 141 $31,295
General Biology 127 $32,201
Political Science & Government 107 $37,373
Computer Science 97 $46,950
Nursing 95 $62,784
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 85 $30,831
Economics 83 $36,471
General English Literature 80 $26,493

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

Online Learning at UVM

28% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 3,818 students took at least one online class at University of Vermont. This is a decrease from the 6,374 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,818 428
2019-2020 6,374 392
2018-2019 2,029 304
2017-2018 1,813 276
2016-2017 1,354 278

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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.


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