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Your chances of getting into University of Vermont

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Vermont
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UVM is 64%.  Its admission rate is the 5th lowest in Vermont.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UVM and can you get accepted?

UVM is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 16,233 out of the 25,559 who applied were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 14 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Vermont typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UVM?

64% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Vermont you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.75 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1330 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Vermont. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 34% of students submitted SAT scores and 14% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

UVM SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Vermont
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 630
Math 25th Percentile 610
Composite 25th Percentile 1240
SAT Scores for University of Vermont
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 710
Math 75th Percentile 700
Composite 75th Percentile 1410
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Vermont?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UVM is 1330 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1240-1410. Students who get into University of Vermont score in the top 19 percent of all SAT test takers..  UVM ranks #2 in the state of Vermont and #137 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1330 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UVM regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1240 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1240, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1150, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Vermont is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1330 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1325, you have around a 64% chance of being admitted. A 1410 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 77% chance of getting in.

University of Vermont admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >77%
1325 to 1410 Avg + 64%-77%
1240 to 1325 Avg - 48%-64%
1155 to 1240 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 1155 Low <33%
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UVM ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of Vermont
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 28
Math 25th Percentile 26
Composite 25th Percentile 29
ACT Scores for University of Vermont
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 35
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UVM?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UVM is 31, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 29 and 33.  The school ranks #2 in Vermont and #99 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 31. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 29 and score in the score in the top 9 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 27.

14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Vermont.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Vermont is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UVM for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 31 score has around 64% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 77% with a 33 ACT score.

University of Vermont admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >77%
31 to 33 Avg + 64%-77%
29 to 31 Avg - 48%-64%
27 to 29 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 27 Low <33%
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GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into University of Vermont?

The GPA requirements for getting into UVM are to have around a 3.75 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Vermont is 3.75 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve this GPA, you need to earn A- letter grades and score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.

 The school ranks #2 in Vermont for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UVM accepts 64% of students who apply.

Since UVM is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

The table below details the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Vermont students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 25.6% Good
3.75 to 3.99 33.3% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 12.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.7% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

78.2% of University of Vermont freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Vermont students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 40.4%
Top 25% of class 78.2%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Vermont admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,449 9,110 25,559
Accepted 11,136 5,097 16,233
Acceptance Rate 68% 56% 64%
Enrolled 1,970 962 2,932
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Vermont is $55.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Vermont and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Vermont Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Vermont
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231174 IPEDS survey data for University of Vermont.


Does University of Vermont prefer SAT or ACT?

34% of students submit their SAT scores to UVM. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Vermont?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to UVM. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Vermont?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1410. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Vermont?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.