University of Vermont

Founded in 1791 and considered one of of the original “Public Ivies,” the University of Vermont (UVM) is the fifth oldest university in New England. 

UVM combines the faculty-student relationships that are most commonly found in small colleges with the resources of a major research institution. Our size and dual teaching and research mission gives students unique academic opportunities that aren't available at small schools and aren't accessible to undergraduates at larger institutions.

Located in Burlington, Vermont, UVM's setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, provides a myriad of opportunity for students.

Students are actively engaged in over 170 campus organizations as well as internships, service learning, field experience, and faculty-mentored research both on campus, in the greater Burlington community, and beyond. Graduates go on to successful careers in business, medicine, communications, engineering, and many more professions.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont 
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 68%
  • Average ACT range: 27-32
  • Average SAT range: 1200-1380
  • Test optional? Yes - international students, No - US citizens
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $58,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Skiing; Women's Skiing; Women's Swimming and Diving

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