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Rank: 172

University of Vermont

Burlington, VThttps://www.uvm.edu
The University of Vermont has made valiant efforts in recent years to move away from its reputation as a party school (one effort of which was to cancel the school's annual naked bike ride that promoted environmental transit in unusual fashion) and take on the mantle of a "Public Ivy." Indeed, it offers more than 100 majors to its roughly 10,000 undergraduates and brags that almost all of its courses are taught by faculty (not grad students). The most popular programs of study include the social sciences, business, and natural resources and conservation. The campus is a seemingly wonderful place to be. Students love their surroundings, nestled comfortably in the small city of Burlington, near the stunning Green Mountains and with views of Lake Champlain. One in four Burlington residents is college-aged, thanks largely to UVM and nearby Champlain College. The university's student body is made up mostly of liberal, outspoken, intelligent, outdoorsy types, but they have diverse academic and extracurricular interests. Every year, students put on a music festival called SpringFest; the event has recently featured artists like MGMT and Two Door Cinema Club. On the weekends, students usually head to town to hang out in one of Burlington's many bars and restaurants or go to a house party. Another tasty bonus: Ben & Jerry's headquarters is just a 30-minute drive away.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$34,800
% of students who get any grants
79%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$21,200
Average price for low-income students
$12,420
admissions
Acceptance rate
67%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1270/28
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
10,513
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
66%
% of students who get merit* grants
31%
Average merit grant
$12,751
student success
Graduation rate
75%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$22,500
Average salary within 3 years
$51,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
29%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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