At the University of Vermont, we think big and inspire others to do the same. Our academic program 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 9,958 undergraduates, 1,371 graduate students, 459 medical students and 1,364 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (America's #1 College Town -- Travel + Leisure), UVM's setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, gives a mountaintop perspective of all that's possible -- and offers the tools you will need to get there.

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Facts and History

“UVM” stands for the Latin words Universitas Viridis Montis -- University of the Green Mountains.

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campus view of tall grasses


The university is led by President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David V. Rosowsky, a board of trustees, faculty senate and many administrative offices.

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Burlington is easily reached by car, bus, train or plane. Information sessions and tours are offered most weekdays and several Saturdays each session. We look forward to your visit.

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Burlington, Vermont

UVM students love their college town -- a small city that feels like a big one. Travel + Leisure magazine said it best: Burlington is America's #1 College Town.

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UVM is the state's university, and the mutually beneficial relationship is evident.

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Ours is a diverse and welcoming community, and we wouldn't want it any other way. Here you will live with and learn from students and faculty of all different backgrounds.

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view down towards the lake

News, Events, Publications

Professor wins Fulbright to study drug policy; Fikus concert in Brennan's Pub; Women in Film Series; Queer People of Color Brown-Bag Lunch. And that's just Tuesday. Find out what's happening and who's doing what.

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UVM in the News

Forbes: UVM a ‘Rising Star’ Among Top Colleges
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U.S. News & World Report: UVM a Top “Up-and-Coming School”
Kiplinger: UVM a "Best Value in Public Colleges"
BusinessWeek: UVM a Top School for High Salary Grads
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Washington Monthly: UVM Ranks 24th in U.S. for "Best Bang for the Buck"
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The Wall Street Journal: UVM a top public university for placing grads in best medical, law, and business schools

UVM Stories

Major Jackson
Professor of English, Guggenheim fellow
Lauren Dobay
Nurse, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Surgical ICU, participant in UVM travel course to Uganda
Hilary Hickingbotham
Mechanical engineering major, employed at UTC Aerospace before graduation
Elizabeth Burke Bryant ’79
National leader in child advocacy
National Book Award winner
Rashad Shabazz
Professor of geography, expert on race geographies
Karen Fondacaro
Innovative research in clinical psychology empowers traumatized refugees
Prof. Stephanie Seguino
Professor of economics, focus on the impact of globalization on income distribution and wellbeing
Paul Bierman
Geology professor, leads team that finds three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland
Anders Christiansen '14
Political science major, Fulbright scholarhip winner, focus on economic and political issues in Latin America
Nick Gotelli
Professor of biology, ecologist, part of research team on global extinction crisis
Jon Kilik at UVM
Award-winning producer
Rehana Pothiawala, Fathima Samen & Christopher Thomas
Founders, UVM chapter, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Melissa Perry
Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, GW University
Ting Tan
Professor of engineering, co-creator of hybrid energy harvester
Katie Ann Miller, Stephanie Juice & Leigh Ann Holterman
Recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellowships
Donna Rizzo
Professor of civil and environmental engineering, researches human-induced changes on natural systems
Bernice Garnett
Assistant professor, public health prevention scientist
Sydney Healey ’14
Global studies and environmental studies double major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on teaching in Brazil
Wagner and Weiss
Conducting cutting edge tissue regeneration research
Cynthia Barnhart '81
Chancellor and professor of civil engineering and engineering systems at MIT
Liz Paley
Senior VP, Ralph Lauren
Joseph Friedman '14
Anthropology major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on domestic and global research related health metrics
Michele Commercio
Associate professor of political science, specialist in comparative politics in post - Soviet states
Research associate professor of engineering, co-founder of E.A.S.Y, innovate learning products
Pelkey on ice
All-time leading scorer in Vermont women’s hockey history
Nika Ouellette
Environmental studies major, Track and Field team captain, two-time All-America javelin thrower
Celeste Heinz on Winooski bridge
Senior environmental studies major, intern for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
S Cramer
Hip hop poet, English lecturer
Justin Guilbert
Doctoral student, lead author on new study for projecting climage change into VT
Hugh Garavan
Professor of psychiatry, co-author of new study that reports predictors or teen binge-drinking
John Barlow
Studying bacterial role in human health, artisanal cheesemaking
Egbert Stolk
Graduate student, historic preservation program
Eileen Burgin
Associate professor of political science, former House of Representatives staff member
Bogac Ergene
Historian, leading authority on Islamic law
Judith Van Houten
Professor of zoology, winner President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award
Robert Andosca G '92, '12
Co-founder MicroGen Systems, co-developer of battery-powered sensor
Stuart Hart
Leader in sustainable business field, MBA faculty member
Students Zach and Pughe-Sanford
Film and Television Studies major, Film and TV studies major, participant in Werner Herzog film project
Lowell Bailey ’05
Olympic athlete, Sochi competitor in winter biathlon
Trevor Gearhart, Peter Isles
Conducting winter research on summer algae blooms
Tyler “Sully” Sullivan '07
Owner, BombTech Golf manufacturer, co-created club with UVM Engineering students
Alexandria Hall
English major, poet, Beinecke Scholarship winner
Associate professor of sociology, special adviser to the prime minister of Senegal
Alia Degen
Global studies major, service-based travel participant
Dean of the School of Business Administration, business sustainability expert

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