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The University of Vermont is a public research university founded in 1791. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States and listed as one of the original eight 'Public Ivy' universities.

Key Facts


  • #89 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2019
  • #39 in Speech-Language Pathology
  • #43 in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • #53 in Physical Therapy
  • #57 in Clinical Psychology

Year founded

  • 1791

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 11,339

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 2,001 

Student-faculty ratio

  • 17:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 67%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1260 / ACT 28 

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.7

International student population

  • 5.5%

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 79% 

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $49,300

Popular majors

  • Business Administration and Management; Environmental Studies; Psychology; Registered Nursing; Mechanical Engineering 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $42,516 / $12,462


About the university
  • At undergraduate level, over 100 majors in 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  • At graduate level, 53 master’s degree, 25 doctoral, and 30 accelerated master’s programs
  • More than  200 student clubs and organizations, from nationally recognized debate team to to rescue squad
  • Famous alumni include John Dewey, writer, educational philosopher and psychologist, known as one of the fathers of functional psychology associated with the philosophy of pragmatism; Jon Kilik, Golden Globe-winning film producer known for Malcolm X, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly and Babel 
Kings alumni at University of Vermont

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