University of Vermont

University of Vermont Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Vermont Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 177 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

Overall Quality

UVM landed the #336 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. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 13 colleges in Vermont, UVM is ranked at #3.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Vermont is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Vermont

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Vermont has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. 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  87 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

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University of Vermont Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,443 undergraduates at UVM with 10,501 being full-time and 942 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Vermont Cost?

The overall average net price of UVM is $18,982. 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 +
$12,015 $12,715 $16,837 $21,595 $26,751

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 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 2.4%. 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

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from University of Vermont. Of these students, 2,447 received undergraduate degrees and 706 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 240 $25,700
Business Administration & Management 201 $44,000
General Psychology 122 $30,100
Nursing 104 $61,600
General Biology 99 $32,300
Political Science & Government 92 $34,200
Mechanical Engineering 86 $52,300
Computer Science 78 $53,000
Economics 77 $33,000
Animal Science 73 $24,400

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 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 2018-2019, 2,029 students took at least one online class at University of Vermont. This is an increase from the 1,813 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,029 304
2017-2018 1,813 276
2016-2017 1,354 278
2015-2016 1,210 273
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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