SAT and ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Vermont Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Vermont Colleges

Marlboro College
Marlboro College. redjar / Flickr

If you're thinking about going to college in Vermont, the table below can help guide you as you search for a school that is a match for your credentials. You'll see that admissions standards range from highly selective Middlebury (one of the most selective colleges in the country) to schools that accept nearly all applicants. You'll also see that about half of Vermont's college's have test-optional admissions. At some of the test-optional schools you may still have to submit SAT or ACT scores for placement or scholarship purposes, but your scores won't be used for admissions decisions unless you choose have the college consider them.

Vermont Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)

Reading
25%
Reading
75%
Math 25% Math 75% Writing
25%
Writing
75%
Bennington College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Castleton State College 430 528 430 540
Champlain College 520 630 500 610
Green Mountain College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Johnson State College 403 548 380 510
Lyndon State College 410 540 430 520
Marlboro College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Middlebury College 630 740 650 755
Norwich University test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Saint Michael's College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
University of Vermont 550 650 550 650
Vermont Technical College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions

While the SAT is a far more popular exam in New England than the ACT, you can submit scores from either exam when applying (or you can submit scores from both exams). There's no advantage to using the SAT if you perform better on the ACT. Below are data for the ACT:

Vermont Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math 25% Math 75%
Bennington College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Castleton State College 17 24 15 22 18 23
Champlain College 22 28 22 28 22 27
Green Mountain College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Johnson State College 15 23 13 23 15 19
Lyndon State College 15 23 13 23 15 24
Marlboro College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Middlebury College 30 33
Norwich University test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Saint Michael's College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
University of Vermont 25 30 24 31 24 28
Vermont Technical College test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions

The side-by-side comparison tables above show scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Vermont colleges. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have SAT or ACT scores below those listed, so that lower number isn't an actual cut-off for admission. Also remember that standardized test scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at many of these Vermont colleges, especially at the top Vermont colleges, will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

At the test-optional colleges, your academic record will be particularly important. Colleges will want to see that you have been successful in college preparatory classes. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, and dual enrollment classes can all play an important role in demonstrating your college readiness.

If you want to see SAT and ACT data for nearby states, check out the scores for New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The entire Northeast has a rich assortment of colleges and universities to match any student's strengths and interests.

Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics