University of Vermont

A vew from the top of Williams Hall down to the lake

Fast Facts


  • Seven undergraduate schools and colleges, offering 100 bachelor's programs, four pre-professional options
  • Graduate College, offering 45 master's and 20 doctoral programs, and an M.D. program through the College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 17-1
  • 1,098 full-time and 266 part-time faculty
  • 92% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field
  • 1,923 undergraduate course offerings
  • Average undergraduate class size: 30
  • Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Additional information can be found in our accreditation letter (PDF).
  • The lawn next to Old Mill is a popular place to hold a class outdoors.

    During the building of the Dudley H. Davis Student Center, 92.08% of construction waste was diverted from a landfill.

  • Students from the Ultimate Frisbee Club celebrate a win.

    Educational philosopher and reformer John Dewey and his wife are the only people buried on the university's campus (on the north side of Ira Allen Chapel).

  • View from University Row of Waterman Building and the city of Burlington.

    Lake Champlain is one of the country's most stunning lakes. Its 587 miles of shoreline touch Vermont, New York and Canada and at its widest, the lake measures 12 miles across


  • Founded in 1791
  • Fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown)
  • First institution of higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion
  • First university to admit women and African-Americans into Phi Beta Kappa honor society
  • Called UVM for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for "University of the Green Mountains"

Student Life

Total enrollment: 12,723
Undergraduate students: 9,970
Graduate students: 1,317
Medical students: 454
Post-baccalaureate certificate students: 40
Non-degree (CE) students: 942

  • Undergraduates enrolled from 47 states
  • 358 international students from approximately 50 countries
  • More than 170 student clubs and organizations, including a nationally recognized debate team and a student-run newspaper, radio station, T.V. station, rescue squad, legal services and many more academic, artistic, musical, cultural, political, religious, and service clubs
  • 18 NCAA Division I Athletics teams (8 men's and 10 women's)
  • Additional sports: There are dozens of club sports, some of which engage in intercollegiate competition. There are more than 20 intramural sports.

Campus and Location

  • 460-acre campus located in Burlington, Vt. (city population, 40,000; metro area population, 150,000)
  • 100 miles southeast of Montreal, the world's second largest French-speaking city; 220 miles northwest of Boston; and 285 miles north of New York City
  • On-campus students live in 39 residence halls and have access to 13 dining facilities including two convenience stores and a Cyber Café
  • Libraries: main Bailey/Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Physics and Chemistry Library (in total 1.5 million books)
  • Off-campus grounds: one research park, four research farms; nine natural areas, including the summit of Mount Mansfield; and, on Burlington's waterfront, the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory in the Leahy ECHO Center for Lake Champlain

Last modified January 13 2014 04:00 PM