Next Steps for Parents and Families
The Atlantic: Vermont Among Top 5 Happiest States According to 10 Million Tweets and Work of UVM Scientists
From The Atlantic:
America's Health Rankings 2012 Edition named Vermont the healthiest state in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row. Commended in the report are the state’s high rate of high school graduation, low violent crime rate, high per capita public health funding, and low rate of uninsured population, among other factors. Read more on ...
Parenting magazines refers to Burlington's family offerings as "idyllic." From the article:
Don't let Burlington's laid back charm fool you, says Business Insider of the idyllic Vermont city. The web-based business site goes on to say: Burlington is "emerging as a leader in sustainability." Read the entire feature.
Self Magazine: Burlington has been ranked 1 out of 100 healthiest cities for women and second for the happiest. More from Self.
Burlington was named the "Best of the Best" places to live (top 5 of their "50 Best Places to Live,") by Men's Journal Magazine.
The Huffington Post recently reported that the University of Vermont rates among "The 10 Best Places to Go to College." The ratings come from Unigo, an online college resource guide that relies heavily on user-generated content. Unigo’s "10 Best" list focuses on attractiveness and opportunities available in a school's ...
Burlington has landed twice in Outside magazine's "Best Towns" list.
November 2008: Designated the "Healthiest City in the USA" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Burlington ranked highest in exercise, and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other indicators of ill health. Read more in a USA Today article about the designation.
September 2009: Burlington is#6 of America's Coolest College Towns, says Travel + Leisure magazine. From the article:
In its annual ratings, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top 100 best value public colleges in the country. Kiplinger Personal Finance has ranked UVM 63rd and 67th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively. The magazine assessed a total of 600 public colleges and universities to ...
The University of Vermont is ranked 40th on a list published by BusinessWeek.com 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 ...
The University of Vermont was ranked 40th among 172 public national universities by U.S. News & World Report and 92nd in the national universities category, which includes 287 schools. Read the rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.
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 ...
First- and second-year medical students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine can give themselves an extra pat on the back for defying the odds in medical school acceptance rates. UVM ranks eighth out of 11 medical schools – and ahead of Harvard – with the lowest acceptance rates, according to “The Short List,” ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
UVM's Lawrence Debate Union has been ranked seventh out of all college and university debating programs in the world by the International Debate Education Association, a leading non-profit dedidated to developing, organizing and promoting debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout the world. The evaluation was ...
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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