University of Vermont

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  • Undergraduate: 9,958
  • Graduate: 1,371
  • Medical: 459
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 34
  • Non-Degree (CE): 1,034


  • Undergraduate Honors College: Almost 200 first-year students admitted each year
  • 100 majors in 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  • 4 pre-professional options (pre-medic al, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-law)
  • 46 master's degree programs; 21 doctoral programs; M.D. program

Admitted Student Profile

Class ranking* of students admitted for Fall 2015

  • Top 10%: 40%
  • Top 25%: 77%
  • Top 50%: 97%

*38% attended high schools reporting exact class rank.

SAT/ACT Score Ranges for Middle 50% of Admitted Students

  • SAT Critical Reading: 550-670
  • SAT Math: 570-670
  • SAT Writing: 560-670
  • ACT: 26-31

Applications for Fall 2015

  • First-year: 25,233
  • Transfer: 1,265

56% of first-year applicants applied early action


  • 1,896 undergraduate course offerings
  • Average undergraduate class size: 30


  • 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
  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 16/1

Student Organizations and Athletics

  • 18 NCAA Division I Athletics teams (8 men's and 10 women's)
  • Dozens of club sports, some engaged in intercollegiate competition, and around 20 intramural teams
  • More than 170 student organizations, including a nationally recognized debate team and a student-run newspaper, radio station, TV station, rescue squad, legal services and many more academic, artistic, musical, cultural, ethnic, political, religious, and service clubs

History and Tradition

  • Founded: 1791
  • 5th oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown)
  • Motto: "Studiis et Rebus Honestis" — "For studies and other honest pursuits"
  • School colors: Green and gold
  • Mascot: Catamount
  • First institution of higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion
  • First to induct women (1875) and African Americans (1877) into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society


  • 460-acre campus
  • On-campus students live in 39 residence halls and have access to 13 dining facilities including two convenience stores and a Cyber Café
  • Libraries: Bailey/Howe (main library), Dana (medical library), Cook (physical sciences)
  • Specialized facilities include: Lakeside Rubenstein Ecosystem Science; Stafford Center for Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; FAHC medical center; nine natural areas, including Mt. Mansfield summit; Weybridge Morgan Horse Farm; four research farms supporting animal and dairy science, horticulture, and maple research


  • UVM is located in the city of Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain
  • Metro-area population, 150,000
  • Named a top city for outside activities, the arts, safety and overall quality of life by Outside, The New York Times, Arts & Entertainment, Traveler and other national media
  • 90 miles southeast of Montreal, 220 miles northwest of Boston and 285 miles north of New York City
  • Campus is located within 45 minutes of Stowe, Sugarbush and other major ski areas
  • Burlington Town Center mall features national chains such as Lululemon, City Sports, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy's and Starbucks, as well as many locally owned boutiques.

Campus Safety (Clery Act)

  • The University of Vermont’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three completed calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by UVM; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
  • The report includes institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crime, sexual assault, and other important information and resource referrals. You can obtain a copy of this report at the Police Services website.


Last modified March 19 2015 02:02 PM