University of Vermont: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Vermont is a public university with an acceptance rate of 68%. 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 15-to-1 student/faculty ratio.

Located in Burlington, UVM has a picturesque campus that sits on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. On the athletic front, the Vermont Catamounts compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

Considering applying to University of Vermont? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Vermont had an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 68 students were admitted, making UVM's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 21,263
Percent Admitted 68%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Vermont requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 77% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 680
Math 580 680
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Vermont's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UVM scored between 600 and 680, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 580 and 680, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1360 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UVM.

Requirements

University of Vermont does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UVM participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

UVM requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 25 33
Math 24 29
Composite 26 31

This admissions data tells us that most of UVM's admitted students fall within the top 18% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Vermont received a composite ACT score between 26 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 26.

Requirements

University of Vermont does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, UVM superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Vermont's incoming freshmen class was 3.7. This information suggests that most successful applicants to UVM have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Vermont Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Vermont Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Vermont. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Vermont, which accepts over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, UVM has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay, optional supplemental essay, and glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their scores are outside of UVM's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had GPAs of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or better. Your chances are best if those numbers are a little higher.

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