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National Rankings

Best Colleges U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report: UVM a top public

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. 

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Forbes: UVM a ‘Rising Star’ Among Top Colleges

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.

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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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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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UVM in National Headlines

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Nectar Helps Bees’ Medicine Go Down

University of Vermont ecologist Leif Richardson and his colleagues have discovered something surprising:bees use the toxic chemicals in plant nectar as their own pharmacy. Richardson, in UVM's Gund Institute, talked with Scientific American's Christopher Intagliata about this for SciAm's "Sixty Second Science" podcast. Listen ...

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An Easy Fix that Prevents 'Bad Hires'

Bad hiring decisions cost employers millions of dollars, damage workplace morale, reduce productivity and account for more than half of employee turnover nationwide. A new study by David Jones, associate professor in business, shows how a few minor changes in the wording of a job advertisement can increase the size and quality of ...

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Human Languages Accentuate the Positive

New happiness research by mathematicians Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth, and their team in UVM’s Computational Story Lab, shows that we really do look—and talk—on the bright side of life. Their study of many billions of words has been reported in many hundreds of media outlets around the world. Coverage appeared in the Los ...

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Has Massachusetts' Economy Peaked? New Study Says Yes

Massachusetts' economy has quadrupled in size, but its performance for overall economic progress is the worst in 14 years, new UVM research finds. The study suggests the Bay State is falling behind when the true costs -- environmental, social and economic -- of its economy are accounted for. The Boston Globe covered the study ...

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A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

The New York Times covers UVM efforts to support students' gender identity. UVM, the article reports, allows students to "select their own identity — a new first name, regardless of whether they’ve legally changed it, as well as a chosen pronoun — and records these details in the campuswide information system so that ...

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UVM Program Helps Refugees Cope with Emotional Pain

The Associated Press profiled UVM’s Connecting Cultures program, which provides culturally sensitive counseling to refugees who have suffered torture and trauma in the home countries. Stories also appeared in media across the country. In addition to the Miami Herald, papers included the Providence Journal, Tampa Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Albany Times Union, Kansas City Star and the San Antonio Express.

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National Geographic

National Geographic: Burlington a "Top Adventure Town"

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. ...

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Outside Magazine: Burlington a 'Best Town Ever’

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 ...

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The Atlantic Features UVM as a ‘Public Ivy’ in a Unique College Town

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 ...

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American Health Rankings

America's Health Rankings: Vermont America's Healthiest State for Fourth Consecutive Year

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 ...

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Greening and Sustainability

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League of American Bicyclists: UVM one of the nation's most "Bicycle Friendly Universities"

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Vermont as one of the nation’s most “Bicycle Friendly Universities,” on Oct. 22 — and promoted UVM to its silver level award, the group announced from its headquarters in Washington, DC.

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STARS Gold Designation

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education: UVM Receives Prestigious STARS Gold Designation

The University of Vermont has received the prestigious STARS gold rating, the highest designation, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

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NPR: UVM Leading the Trend in Banning Bottled Water

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reports that UVM banned the sale of bottled water on their campus. UVM is the largest public university in the country to take the stand against environmental waste. Retrofitted stations for students to refill reusable bottles with tap water are now readily available on campus. ...

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Kaplan: UVM One of Nation's Top 25 Environmentally Responsible Schools

The University of Vermont has been named one of the nation's "Top 25 Environmentally Responsible Schools" by the Kaplan College Guide 2009. UVM is cited for many achievements, including its wide range of 'green' course offerings and initiatives among students, faculty and the administration; the Dudley H. Davis Center, the first ...

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Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education Calls Renovated Aiken Center a ‘Sustainability Showcase’

In a feature on the recently renovated and reopened George D. Aiken Center, home of the Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources, The Chronicle of Higher Education says it “may be one of the greenest buildings on any college campus,” with an estimated 65 percent greater efficiency than before the work began. ...

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Real Food Campus Commitment

UVM Becomes 5th School in Nation to Sign "Real Food Campus Commitment"

At a ceremony held on campus today, the University of Vermont announced it was only the fifth school in the nation, and the first large university east of California, to sign on to a program launched last fall called the Real Food Campus Commitment. UVM students were instrumental in advocating for UVM’s participation. 

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