University of Vermont

85 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405-0160

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The University of Vermont is a public, land-grant research university located in Burlington, Vermont. UVM offers students the ability to pursue degrees at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral level. Founded in 1791, UVM is recognized as one of the original eight public ivies. Ira Allen, recognized as the university's founder, provided much of the funding and planning in UVM’s beginning years. In 1865, the University of Vermont joined with Vermont Agricultural College. The University of Vermont took several socially progressive steps throughout the years. UVM was the first U.S. institution of higher learning with a charter to entirely disaffiliate from any religious denomination. In 1871, UVM accepted two women to the university and in 1875 allowed women to become full members of the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, UVM again defied convention by accepting an African American student into the society. The University of Vermont is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools. 

UVM has around 12,000 undergraduate students with an additional 2,000 graduate students. UVM accepts about 75 percent of applicants. Eighty five percent of students return after their first year and 72 percent of students graduate in six years. The average age for all students as well as full time students is 20. About four percent of UVM’s student body is part time. The gender ratio at the University of Vermont is fairly even with 56 percent female students and 44 percent male students. Much of UVM’s student body is out of state with 67 percent of students residing out of Vermont and just 33 percent of students recognized as in state. While 85 percent of students identify as Caucasian, four percent of students identify as Hispanic, two percent of students identify as Asian and one percent of students identify as African American.

Annual tuition costs for an in-state UVM student is about $21,632, and about $41,960 for out-of-state students. Paying for school can be an overwhelming undertaking and students are encouraged to take advantage of the financial aid options available to them including Federal financial aid, scholarships, grants and private loans. About 70 percent of UVM students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants and 30 percent of UVM students through loans and jobs. UVM students' average first year financial aid package is around $19,240 and 79 percent of freshmen with need received financial aid. Of the 86 percent of students who were judged to have need, 85 percent of students were offers aid and 11 percent had their full need met. The average need-based loan is around $3,500 and the average need-based scholarship awarded is around $16,500. UVM student’s average indebtedness at graduation is about $27,000. 

Some of the most popular degrees at UVM are within social science, business and environmental science. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete an average of 120 credit hours and typically take about four years to complete as a full time student. Master’s programs can be completed with an average of 33 credit hours and the programs take around two years to complete as a full time student. Students who wish to obtain their PhD must complete 75 credit hours through courses and dissertation work.

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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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