U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

October 17, 2021 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says.

UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the U.S. than any previous class.

The school says UVM attracted 38% more undergraduate applicants compared to last year. The new class is 2,932 first-time, first-year undergraduate students.

The university also saw sizeable increases in applications beyond the undergraduate level. Applications to UVM’s Graduate School masters and doctoral programs were up 22%, resulting in the largest-ever entering cohort of grad students this fall.

“Obviously, we are gratified to see increased interest in UVM among high school students and their families as well as those seeking advanced degrees,” UVM President Suresh Garimella said in a statement. “Our current students can be proud of the fact that the value of the UVM degree they are pursuing is well known far beyond the borders of Vermont.”