What happens to students after they graduate from UVM?

For more than 200 years, UVM -- a public ivy -- has been educating students from across the U.S. and throughout the world, and preparing them for rewarding futures. From undergraduates, international and graduate students to medical, veterans and returning students -- let our admissions process guide you on your academic journey.

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UVM offers a public ivy experience to 9,958 undergraduate students. Students study one of 100 undergraduate majors, with gifted faculty who inspire and prepare students for every kind of success after graduation.

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International Undergraduate

Many international students find UVM an ideal setting for an undergraduate education. International students come here from approximately 65 countries and fall in love with our rich academic life and energetic college town.

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The Graduate College at the University of Vermont enrolls about 1,300 students in 46 master's programs and 21 doctoral programs.

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UVM's College of Medicine graduates are prized by residency programs for their superb clinical skills and by communities for their commitment to public service.

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Financial Aid

The university follows a need-based philosophy in awarding financial aid; a variety of other financing options are available for those who do not qualify for need-based aid.

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Continuing and Distance Education

Apply to continue your education, plan a career change, obtain professional development and more.

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UVM Stories

Donna Rizzo
Professor of civil and environmental engineering, researches human-induced changes on natural systems
Cynthia Barnhart '81
Chancellor and professor of civil engineering and engineering systems at MIT
Liz Paley
Senior VP, Ralph Lauren
ebola fighters
Professors of medicine, Ebola doctors in Liberia
Student, White House honoree, "Champion of Change" for climate education
sasha fisher
Creator of Spark Microgrants, Forbes list of 30 people under the age of 30 "leveraging business tools to solve the world's most pressing problems"
Trevor Gearhart, Peter Isles
Conducting winter research on summer algae blooms
Hudziak and team
M.D.s, authors of study on potential dangers of ice hockey for young athletes
S Cramer
Hip hop poet, English lecturer
Joseph Friedman '14
Anthropology major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on domestic and global research related health metrics
Katie Ann Miller, Stephanie Juice & Leigh Ann Holterman
Recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellowships
Dean of the School of Business Administration, business sustainability expert
Ting Tan
Professor of engineering, co-creator of hybrid energy harvester
Nika Ouellette
Environmental studies major, Track and Field team captain, two-time All-America javelin thrower
Bernice Garnett
Assistant professor, public health prevention scientist
Professor of computer science, robotics expert, author of new essay on cognition
Judith Van Houten
Professor of zoology, winner President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award
Melissa Perry
Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, GW University
Justin Guilbert
Doctoral student, lead author on new study for projecting climage change into VT
Anders Christiansen '14
Political science major, Fulbright scholarhip winner, focus on economic and political issues in Latin America
Robert Andosca G '92, '12
Co-founder MicroGen Systems, co-developer of battery-powered sensor
Tyler “Sully” Sullivan '07
Owner, BombTech Golf manufacturer, co-created club with UVM Engineering students
Celeste Heinz on Winooski bridge
Senior environmental studies major, intern for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Karen Fondacaro
Innovative research in clinical psychology empowers traumatized refugees
Elizabeth Burke Bryant ’79
National leader in child advocacy
Lauren Dobay
Nurse, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Surgical ICU, participant in UVM travel course to Uganda
Students Zach and Pughe-Sanford
Film and Television Studies major, Film and TV studies major, participant in Werner Herzog film project
Major Jackson
Professor of English, Guggenheim fellow
Stuart Hart
Leader in sustainable business field, MBA faculty member
Nick Gotelli
Professor of biology, ecologist, part of research team on global extinction crisis
Rehana Pothiawala, Fathima Samen & Christopher Thomas
Founders, UVM chapter, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Professors of mathematics, co-authors of study on how languages skew toward happiness
Michele Commercio
Associate professor of political science, specialist in comparative politics in post - Soviet states
Prof. Stephanie Seguino
Professor of economics, focus on the impact of globalization on income distribution and wellbeing
plastma test lab
Mechanical engineer, creator of UVM lab that is at spaceflight's leading edge
Bogac Ergene
Historian, leading authority on Islamic law
Research associate professor of engineering, co-founder of E.A.S.Y, innovate learning products
Rashad Shabazz
Professor of geography, expert on race geographies
Wagner and Weiss
Conducting cutting edge tissue regeneration research
John Barlow
Studying bacterial role in human health, artisanal cheesemaking
Paul Bierman
Geology professor, leads team that finds three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland
Associate professor of sociology, special adviser to the prime minister of Senegal
Hilary Hickingbotham
Mechanical engineering major, employed at UTC Aerospace before graduation
Jon Kilik at UVM
Award-winning producer
Hugh Garavan
Professor of psychiatry, co-author of new study that reports predictors or teen binge-drinking
National Book Award winner
Egbert Stolk
Graduate student, historic preservation program
Eileen Burgin
Associate professor of political science, former House of Representatives staff member
Pelkey on ice
All-time leading scorer in Vermont women’s hockey history
Alexandria Hall
English major, poet, Beinecke Scholarship winner
Author and journalist
Sydney Healey ’14
Global studies and environmental studies double major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on teaching in Brazil
Lowell Bailey ’05
Olympic athlete, Sochi competitor in winter biathlon
Alia Degen
Global studies major, service-based travel participant

Move Mountains


UVM rank for most classes with under 20 students (Among publics in U.S. News & World Report top 100 national universities)


UVM students who have engaged in research, a capstone course, study abroad or service learning


UVM graduates enrolled in graduate school within a year


Amount of campus waste that is recycled


Greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 is UVM's climate neutrality goal


Bottled water sold on campus (largest public university in U.S. to ban campus sales of bottled water)


UVM students have won or been finalists in scholarship competitions ranging from the Fulbright to Rhodes in the last five years

american east

Number of America East Academic Cups that have been awarded to UVM Athletics in the past decade for the highest cumulative GPA among student-athletes


Award-winning student newspaper. The Vermont Cynic won 2011-12 and 2012-13 Newspaper Pacemaker awards, college journalism's top prize, and two 2013-14 best-of-show awards


Number of club sports; many offer regional and national competition


UVM students who do research with faculty mentors


Number of environmentally themed majors and concentrations

top 10

Among U.S. college towns -- The New York Times


Ranking among the nation's top small research universities


Ranking for number of graduates entering the Peace Corps


Number of programmed housing options


Dollars awarded to UVM faculty last year in sponsored funding


of admitted students were offered a merit scholarship last year