University of Vermont

University Communications

UVM Applications Surge, Set New Record

Release Date: 02-11-2006

Author: Jeffrey R. Wakefield
Phone: 802/656-2005 Fax: (802) 656-3203

Applications to the University of Vermont have risen 36.7 percent over last year's record level, setting a new high of 17,616 to date. Last year at this time, 12,890 applications had been received. Before last year, the record was 11,953, set in 1987 at the height of UVM's public ivy era. Applications have more than doubled since 2001.

Diversity in the applicant pool also increased significantly, with a 63.4 percent rise in the number of applicants identifying themselves as African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American.

Applications from in-state students also set a new record of 2,143, rising 19.3 percent over last year's total of 1,796.

"We couldn't be more thrilled with this substantial increase over last year's record number of applications," said Don Honeman, dean of enrollment planning and admissions. "It's clear proof that our reputation as a hot school is deserved; awareness of UVM's many advantages is growing rapidly in the state and across the nation."

Kaplan/Newsweek cited UVM as one of the nation's 25 hottest schools in its 2006 College Guide.

All of the applications numbers will increase as late applications are processed. Last year, the final tally of applications was 13,015.