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University of Vermont 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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The 2019 admissions at the University of Vermont saw a 67.2% admit rate. Less than 75% of the admitted freshmen, were among the top 50% of their class. The University of Vermont offers admissions to students across various UG, PG and doctoral programs.

The selected applicants from Fall 2019 admissions of the University of Vermont had a GPA over 3.7. For international applicants, some of the requirements like course fees, deadlines and admission requirements vary with programs. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only.

  • Applications for international UG students begin around September for Spring and Fall session admissions.
  • The admissions decisions are received after 4 - 6 weeks, post-application submission.
  • UG students have an option to submit SAT/ACT scores as it is not compulsory.
  • PG students can apply through the University of Vermont Grad College Application Portal.
  • Deadlines and academic requirements vary for each Graduate program.


Application PortalUG: Common/Coalition Application
PG: The Graduate College Application
Application FeeUG: 55 USD; PG:65 USD
Acceptance Rate67.2%
Graduation Rate76%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)Math: 600 - 710
EBRW: 610 - 700
ACT Score (middle 50%)28 - 33
International Application DeadlinesUG/PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRecommended for MBA aspirants
InterviewRequired for admission to the MBA program
Financial AidMerit-based available

University of Vermont Admission Deadlines

The admission process at the University of Vermont begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application deadline for international students:

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate Courses
FallEarly Action: November 1
Regular Action: January 15
SpringRegular Action: November 1

All international freshmen and transfer applicants must send their applications by October 15.

International applicants who are applying for graduate programs must confirm their respective departmental deadlines as they vary.

University of Vermont International Admissions

Some of the specific requirements to be fulfilled by international students to get admission at the University of Vermont are as follows:

English Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Vermont:

Application Submission Requirements:

International students must ensure that they submit:

  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts/secondary school transcripts
  • Test scores of required standardized exams (ACT/SAT/GRE/GMAT)
  • Statement of purpose/objectives
  • An official financial statement is also required to be submitted.
  • An interview may be recommended if required for a certain course.

University of Vermont Visa Requirements

International students require an F-1 or J-1 student visa in order to study any program at UVM. If not automatically issued, the student must request their visa document (Form I-20 or DS- 2019) at iStart. 

Once the document has been issued, the student must complete it carefully and proceed to the payment of SEVIS Fee. Students can then proceed with their visa interview once they have scheduled it with their nearby US Consulate.

University of Vermont Undergraduate Admissions

More than 100 bachelor programs under 7 undergraduate schools and colleges are offered by the University of Vermont. Prospective students can apply through either of the two given application portals.

Application Portal: Common or Coalition Application

Application Fee: 55 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT scores along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:

Test NameAverage Scores25th Percentile65th Percentile
SAT Math623580670
SAT EBWR636600680
SAT Composite125911801350
ACT Composite282530

Supporting Documents: Official secondary school transcripts mailed directly to the Admission Office by the high school. Along with first-quarter or mid-year grades, 1 LOR and official test scores from the testing agency directly.

University of Vermont Graduate Admissions

The University of Vermont offers 25 doctoral and 53 masters programs to its students. Prospective applicants can apply via The Grad College Application,

Application Fee: 65 USD

Required Documents: Official high school transcripts, UG degree, grades, LORs from supervisors, personal statement and resume. Applicants must also submit official test scores mailed directly from the testing agency.

CourseApplication DeadlineTest RequirementsAdditional RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS Electrical EngineeringFall: January 1
Spring: October 1
GRE optionalResume, SOP, Three LORs;TOEFL (IBT): 100
TOEFL (PBT): 600
IELTS: 6.5
MS Mechanical EngineeringFall: February 1
Spring: September 1
GREThree LORs;TOEFL (IBT): 90, 100 for PhD
Master of AccountancyFebruary 15GMAT: 500 minimumMinimum GPA 2.75, Three LORsTOEFL iBT: 90
IELTS: 7.0
MS Medical ScienceSummer: February 15
Fall: June 15

The admissions office of the University of Vermont critically reviews each application. Students are recommended to begin their applications 3 months prior to the application submission deadline. Admission decisions are released 4 - 6 weeks post application submission. The selection greatly depends upon on-time application submission, recommendation letters, the required work experience and submission of the test scores.

International students are offered merit-based scholarships up to 20,000 USD annually. There is no separate application required for this, high performing applicants will be automatically considered if they meet the eligibility criteria. Other options for funding education in the US are also available, incase the applicant wants to consider them.


Ques. I don't have a baccalaureate degree but a 3-year bachelor's degree. Am I eligible for graduate programs?

Ans. Different programs have different conditions. Applicants with three year degrees are also accepted but they are considered on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the department of your choice to confirm if your degree will be accepted. Official mark sheets will need to be sent for confirming this.

Ques. My transcripts are not in English, what should I do?

Ans. Applicants who do not have their transcripts in English must submit them anyway, along with a certified word-for-word English translation. The documents should be translated by their institute or the US Embassy if possible. A certified translation agency listed on the website of University of Vermont can be used for this purpose too.

Ques. Do I need to submit my documents after getting evaluated by a credential evaluation agency?

Ans. Applicants don't have to get their documents evaluated by a third-party credential evaluation service as all documents will be evaluatd in-house. However, evaluations by an acceptable credentialing service as listed by the University of Vermont are most encouraged.

Ques. When will I get my immigration documents from the University of Vermont?

Ans. Applicants who have received an admission offer must first accept that offer by submitting a response in their application portal. Once you have accepted the offer, the Office of International Education will contact you for relevant details. It is encouraged to submit responses by the following dates:

  • Fall- July 5
  • Spring- November 21
  • Summer- March 21

Ques. How much does it cost to study at UVM and is there any housing option for international students?

Ans. On an estimate, for the academic year of 2020-2021, an international undergraduate student studying at the University of Vermont will incur an expense of 61, 130 USD. Graduate expenses vary with programs, it's advised to contact your respective departments. No on-campus housing is available for graduate students.

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