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University of Vermont: Narrative Description


Burlington, VT 05405
Tel: (802)656-3131
Admissions: (802)656-3370
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1791. Setting: 425-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $240.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $101.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9270 per student. Total enrollment: 10,940. Faculty: 691 (550 full-time, 141 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 11,373 applied, 76% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 27 valedictorians. Full-time: 7,956 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,279 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 30 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; natural resources/environmental science; psychology. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. One-time mandatory fee: $300. State resident tuition: $9088 full-time, $379 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $22,728 full-time, $947 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1138 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $7016. College room only: $4710. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteers in Action, Outing Club, club sports. Major annual events: Springfest, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,977 college housing spaces available; 3,900 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Bailey-Howe Library plus 3 others with 2.4 million books, 1.9 million microform titles, 20,216 serials, 36,531 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $10.3 million. 685 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Burlington is Vermont's largest city and, while the University is a significant resource, the city has many cultural, recreational, and social offerings. Burlington is a tourist and business center with a rich history and significant business development.

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