Next Steps for Parents and Families
National Geographic named Burlington to its list of top "adventure towns" for its many varied attractions, from a vibrant music scene to great outdoor recreation to fine dining. "This city, nestled on Lake Champlain, has just about everything you could want, rising to the adventure challenge in any season," the magazine writes. ...
The results are in for Outside’s Best Town Ever competition, in which the magazine put out a call to readers to vote among 64 top towns to determine their favorite. Ranking at number seven, Burlington was called one of the 16 greatest places to live in America. According to the editors, what set the finalists apart were ...
From Travel + Leisure:
While including UVM among “public Ivies” such as the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary -- public institutions of higher ed “that provide an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public-school price” -- The Atlantic notes that ...
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.
UVM was ranked 35th among 176 public universities in the 2015 "Best Colleges" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The university also ranked 85th in the magazine’s “National Universities" category among nearly 1,600 colleges and universities nationwide.
In a new list from Forbes magazine of “Ten Top Colleges to Watch,” UVM ranks second among four schools in the top 200 that have consistently risen up the list since the rankings began in 2009. The university has moved up 230 positions, from 370th to 140th this year.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Which political science degree programs continually graduate students who go on to be to top earners in their field? AffordableCollegesOnline.org 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 ...
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 ...
Anxious about your child's first year at college? We'll help you feel right at ease.
Take part in beginning your student's college education at UVM.
- Attend family orientation
- See upcoming events on our calendar
- Review our admitted student enrollment guide (PDF)
- Help your student through the "Your Next Steps" timeline
- Attend a regional reception with your admitted student
Points of Interest
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