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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
194 South Prospect St
Burlington, VT 05401
About University of Vermont...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
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
68%
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,261/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,149/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A-
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.115 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,395Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
944
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Active in something
    31%
  • A mix of students with diverse interests.
    18%
  • Ski bum
    15%
  • Granola
    13%
  • Hippie
    8%
  • 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.144 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Chill
    26%
  • Be accepted for who you are/who you want to be
    24%
  • Passinate people working towards a better world
    19%
  • Rich White Kids
    12%
  • Engaged
    10%
  • Progressive
    3%
  • Accepting individuals who look out for the world
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    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 professors here care so much about us. I transferred in, and my SPAN095-SU instructor has impacted my life in a not-so-small way. I feel like every student can make a difference here, and it is easy to settle into a routine where you matter, can lead, and also be taught. My advisors are supportive of my academic plans, even though they are ambitious. I am especially grateful for the Japanese department, as it lets me feel connected to my major and the culture in it. I also like the honors college, as the instructors are actively researching in the field they are teaching!
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    Love it! Such a great campus with lots and lots of opportunities offered throughtout. Many chances to intern and get connected with the outside world. Great little safe city outside the college. Easy to contact teachers and lots of things to get yourself involved in on campus and off campus. Very pretty campus with average size dorms but very clean and organized rooms. You’ll always find somebody or something to love at the university of Vermont. They have a dairy bar where you can get all different flavors of ice cream at almost any time of the day right in the cafeteria. There is also easy access to skiing and snowboarding mountains which is an activity a lot of students choose to involve themselves in here at University of Vermont. Last but not least, there are thousands and thousands of clubs, sport teams and activities that every student is allowed to go into.
    I love how beautiful the campus is. It is set in a unique town in Burlington which is a perfect mix between urban and rural. The people are very nice. The classes are engaging. The chemistry department is exceptional. A flaw is the physics department, which needs a great deal in improving. There are many locations and resources to study on campus. Tutoring and the writing center are resources available for all. It is a great school!