University of Vermont

Luis Vivanco on his bike

Luis Vivanco,
professor of anthropology

Recipient of UVM's highest teaching honor. Revered from his leadership with study abroad trips to his involvement in student activist efforts.

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About UVM

National Rankings

US News and World Report  Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report: UVM a Top “Up-and-Coming School”

UVM is ranked 14th on U.S. News & World Report’s “Up-and-Coming” schools list for making “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.”  The university also ranks 34th among 173 public universities and 82nd among national universities, a 10-place rise over last year. ...

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Kiplinger: UVM a "Best Value in Public Colleges"

In its annual ratings, Kiplinger magazine has again ranked UVM among the top 100 best value public colleges in the country. Kiplinger has ranked UVM 75th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively. The magazine assessed a total of 600 public colleges and universities to determine this year's top 100 for value.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

BusinessWeek: UVM a Top School for High Salary Grads

The University of Vermont is ranked 40th on a list published by of the 50 U.S. colleges whose bachelors degree graduates earn the highest salaries. UVM is the seventh ranked public university on the list. UVM's high ranking was based on the salaries of the upper tier, those at the 90th percentile, of mid-career ...

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Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly: UVM Ranks 24th in U.S. for "Best Bang for the Buck"

Washington Monthly ranked the University of Vermont 24th among all colleges and universities in the nation on its "Best Bang for the Buck" list in the magazine’s annual College Guide issue, published in September. An online version also appeared this month.

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal: UVM a top public university for placing grads in best medical, law, and business schools

A Wall Street Journal survey placed the University of Vermont #18 in a list of the top 30 public universities ranked for their success in placing students in the nation's most prestigious medical, law, and business graduate programs. There are over 500 public universities and colleges nationally. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Johns ...

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Affordable College Online

Affordable Colleges Online: UVM's Political Science Program Among Highest ROI in U.S.

Which political science degree programs continually graduate students who go on to be to top earners in their field? recently identified the 20 political science programs in the U.S. with the highest return on investment (ROI). UVM is #6 on that list. AC Online had this to say about political science ...

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Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine Ranks UVM #9 for its Readers

Citing UVM's 100-year-old Outing Club; the Wilderness TREK program for new students; campus proximity to Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and Adirondacks; and engaging, fieldwork-based courses, among other assets, Outside magazine ranks the University of Vermont #9 in its list of the top 25 colleges for its readers.

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The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review: UVM a College with a Conscience

The University of Vermont has been chosen as one of the nation's best colleges at fostering social responsibility and public service by The Princeton Review and Campus Compact. UVM is featured along with other distinguished and service-minded institutions across the country in The Princeton Review's "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 ...

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Scholarship Awards

UVM 1 of 7 Schools with Winners of Four of Country's Most Competitive Scholarships

This year UVM is one of only seven institutions to have winners in four of the country’s highly competitive undergraduate scholarship competitions:  the Truman, Udall, Goldwater and Boren scholarships. These prestigious awards seek to acknowledge the country's most outstanding sophomores and juniors in a broad array of ...

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The Institute of Education

UVM Ranked 5th Among Public Doctoral Universities For Study Abroad Participation

The Institute for International Education has ranked the University of Vermont fifth in the nation among public doctoral universities for the percentage of its undergraduate students -- 32.5 percent -- who participate in study abroad programs.

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UVM: A place to start something different

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The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. The university is home to 9,970 undergraduates, 1,317 graduate students, 454 medical students and 1,364 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents.

What makes UVM special?

  • Top-flight academics with choices — 100 majors to choose from;
  • Graduates who get jobs — 85% are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs one year after graduation;
  • Accessible faculty who are experts in their fields — 92% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field;
  • A fun campus life, rife with activities and events — more than 170 campus organizations keep things lively;
  • You'll get that college experience here — superior academics on one of the most beautiful, historic campuses in the country, located in one of the most loved towns in America.

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