University of Vermont


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Vermont


The University of Vermont is a highly rated public university located in Burlington, Vermont. The picturesque campus sits on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains off to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Founded in 1791, UVM is the fifth oldest university in New England, and it is the first university in the country to admit women and African-Americans into its chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and in 2009 the Sierra Club named UVM one of only six colleges to earn an "A+" on its environmental report card. On the athletic front, the Vermont Catamounts compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12800
Total Grad Students: 1207
Undergraduate Students: 11593
Faculty: 1108

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

85 S Prospect St
Burlington Vermont 5405


Main Email:

Main Phone: 802-656-3131

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions
(802) 656-3370

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
(802) 656-3074

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Most successful transfer applicants present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. Other considerations include trends in grades, preparation for major, and space availability for program selected.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade requirement for transfer credit is a C.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Vermont to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official standardized test scores is not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
You must submit one letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
There is an essay/personal statement included on the application.

Application Fee:
There is a $55 (U.S.) nonrefundable application fee (Vermont residents who apply by November 1 under Early Action will have their application fee waived).

Other Requirements:
We encourage all new transfer students enrolled for fall semester to attend one of the summer transfer orientation sessions.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 640
Math 550 640
Writing 540 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1312

Transfers Accepted: 873

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 64%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -11%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 1866

Room and Board: 9708

Tuition and Fees: 34424

Total Cost: 47198

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 14784

Total Cost – In-State: 27558

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The University of Vermont offers a variety of financial aid options.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6267

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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