The University of Vermont

by Kaliegh Wells

UVM logo.

With so many seniors occupied with college essays and tours, one school that everyone should look into is The University of Vermont, more commonly referred to as UVM. Founded in 1791 in Burlington, Vermont, UVM has around 100 majors in seven undergraduate schools and colleges, 50 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral programs, and four pre-professional options such as premedical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-law.

Home to 10,081 undergraduates students, 1,360 graduate students, 457 medical students and 1,556 full and part-time faculty, University of Vermont has a beautiful large campus. The total in-state tuition and fees add up to $17,300 (2016-17); out-of-state tuition and fees are $40,364 (2016-17). The school has a student to teacher ratio of 17:1 and at University of Vermont, 54% percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid as well as scholarships and grants. The average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,647.

There is never a dull moment on campus in Burlington. Nestled between the Adirondack
and Green Mountains, UVM is also located right next to Lake Champlain. Outside of class, students can rent skis, snowshoes, canoes and camping equipment on campus. However, they don’t have to go far for an adventure: UVM has an adventure ropes course and an indoor rock climbing wall. In addition, there are more than 170 student organizations on campus, including about 15 fraternities and sororities, although fewer than 10 percent of students go Greek. Regarding housing, freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus.

When applying to University of Vermont, it’s important to note the regular decision application deadline of January 15, and the early action deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of Vermont is $55. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due by February 15th.

UVM mascot. Burlington Free Press

UVM is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 71 percent and an early acceptance rate of 76.2 percent. College visits in the fall are September 2–December 3, and on most weekdays and Saturdays it is from September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22; November 5; December 3. Spring visits are January 20–May 5 most weekdays and Saturdays; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 25; April 8, 15, 29.

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