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UVM sees increase in student applications

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 5:51 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 6:11 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The University of Vermont, like a lot of colleges around the region, is expecting an admissions boom.

School leaders say they won’t have final numbers for several more weeks, but based on projections, they expect this fall to be the largest, best-prepared, and most geographically diverse incoming class.

In the past 10 years, there have been two very large classes -- about 2,600 students in 2017 and 2019. Officials say the new class will be larger than that, but in the same vicinity.

There was a record number of applications last year of more than 25,500.

School leaders say they believe the reason for the surge includes how the school handled the pandemic, test-optional admissions, and solid recruitment.

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