UVM President Wants To Increase Selectivity

12/10/12 6:06AM

The new president of the University of Vermont wants to make the school harder to get in to for out-of-state applicants.

President Tom Sullivan, who took office in July, says increased selectivity is a part of his vision for "enhancing quality and affordability" of the school.

By the standard measure of selectivity, UVM was slightly less selective in 2012 than it was a decade ago. In the fall of 2002, UVM agreed to admit 71.5 percent of applicants. This year UVM accepted 76.6 percent of applicants.

Sullivan's goal is to bring the figure down to about 65 percent.

The Burlington Free Press is reporting the admissions selectivity for Vermonters will not change, which is designed to ensure the percentage of Vermont students at UVM stays about the same.

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