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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
About University of Vermont...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
Address
194 South Prospect St
Burlington, VT 05401
Website
From University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

Our hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town.

University of Vermont Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,816/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,906/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,641/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,687/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,255/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,011/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.108 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,183Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Active in something
    30%
  • A mix of students with diverse interests.
    20%
  • Ski bum
    16%
  • Granola
    13%
  • Hippie
    9%
  • Hipster.
    6%
  • Progressive
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Chill
    29%
  • Be accepted for who you are/who you want to be
    25%
  • Passinate people working towards a better world
    20%
  • Engaged
    12%
  • Rich White Kids
    6%
  • Progressive
    4%
  • Accepting individuals who look out for the world
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses
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University of Vermont Reviews

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The University of Vermont is a great school! The UVM community is close knit and allows students to learn about their passions and grow through connections with others. There are many opportunities for internships, studying abroad, and service learning courses which get students out into the world to learn more than they can learn in the classroom alone. Additionally, Burlington is a great place to go to school. There are great shops and restaurants, as well as arts and live performances. I would recommend UVM to any student who is looking for a stellar University experience!
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I truly love the atmosphere and all of the people. I am more than happy with my choice of this university. The campus is beautiful. It is a larger campus but accommodations were made. There are three different bus routes, one even takes students to downtown. The class sizes are a good number despite the fact there are around 12,000 undergraduates. Professors are always willing to help students. The quality of the dorms vary depending on the building and the food is better at some locations on campus, but there are multiple places to eat on campus. The library is in a very central location and there is always available seating. The campus is very safe. UVM has almost every club imaginable. If they don't have one you are interested in you can create it! Overall, The University of Vermont is a wonderful school. During breaks I can not wait to get back to campus. I can not imagine myself at another school. I am very pleased with my decision to attend this university.
When I visited UVM I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the campus and I absolutely loved Burlington! The campus was gorgeous and the students seemed very friendly. Burlington would be such an amazing place to live. I love the history behind the older New England towns. My only problem with the school was when I met with a financial aid adviser to see if I would be able to afford the pricey out of state tuition. I asked him about scholarships and other opportunities that would make the school more affordable and reasonable for me. The adviser was very aloof and did not seem to know anything about scholarship opportunities. He treated my family and I like morons and told me to just search for micro scholarships on google. I really love the school, but I do not think I will be able to find $20,000 a year in micro scholarships.