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University of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

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

The campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington. AP Photo/Charles Krupa


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 sizable 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.

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“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.”

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