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University of Vermont Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Vermont, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Vermont Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UVM is ranked #231 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UVM also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Vermont ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Vermont.

Is It Hard to Get Into UVM?

Acceptance Rate

University of Vermont has an acceptance rate of 67%, 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 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 at University of Vermont is about average at 16 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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 11,339 undergraduates at UVM with 10,395 being full-time and 944 being part-time.

UVM Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

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 UVM, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $9,180 a year. That adds up to $36,720 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UVM make around $47,300 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 located in Burlington, Vermont. The city atmosphere of Burlington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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 90 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 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 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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