Students put their pens to paper.
  • 100+ majors in 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  • 50 master's degree programs; 22 doctoral programs; M.D. program
  • 4 pre-professional options (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-law)
  • Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) -- Read accreditation letter (PDF)


  • Undergraduate: 10,267
  • Graduate: 1,462
  • Medical: 461
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 23
  • Non-Degree (CE): 892


  • 1,600 full and part-time faculty
  • 88% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field
  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 15/1


  • 4,660 undergraduate course offerings
  • Average undergraduate class size: 30
  • 98% of classes are taught by faculty (only 2% of classes are taught by graduate assistants)

Experience-based Learning

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  • 91% of seniors report being engaged in research, an internship or other experience-based learning/high impact practice during their time at UVM
  • 38% of seniors report involvement in research with faculty mentor*
  • 600 study abroad options in 70 countries; 32% of undergraduates studied abroad
  • 99 service learning courses

Campus Life

  • Undergraduates enrolled from 48 states
  • More than 800 international students from over 65 countries
  • 96 student veterans
  • Over 200 student clubs and 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, and religious clubs; 30 service clubs promoting health, literacy, and/or justice
  • 54 club sports, some engaged in intercollegiate competition, and around 20 intramural teams
  • 18 NCAA Division I Athletics teams (8 men's and 10 women's)
  • Over 5,500 on-campus students live in 9 residential complexes with access to over a dozen dining facilities
  • 75% of first-year students will live in a learning community (starting Fall 2017)

History and Tradition

  • Founded 1791
  • Fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown)
  • First institution of higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion
  • First university to admit women and African-Americans into Phi Beta Kappa honor society
  • Called UVM for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for "University of the Green Mountains"
  • Motto: "Studiis et Rebus Honestis" — "For studies and other honest pursuits"
  • School colors: Green and gold
  • Mascot: Catamount

Location -- Burlington, Vermont

  • Burlington, Vt. (city population, 40,000; metro area population, 150,000)
  • 220 miles northwest of Boston, 285 miles north of New York City and 90 miles southeast of Montreal
  • Located on Lake Champlain -- a stunning lake with 587 miles (945 kilometers) of shoreline.
  • 25 to 60 minutes to ski resorts, including Bolton Valley, Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Smuggler's Notch
  • Named a top city for outside activities, the arts, safety and overall quality of life by Outside, The Huffington Post, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, Arts & Entertainment, Traveler and other national media.
  • Burlington's Church Street marketplace and mall feature national chains such as Lululemon, Athleta, Patagonia, Banana Republic, L.L. Bean, Urban Outfitters, GAP, Eddie Bauer, Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy's and Starbucks, as well as many locally owned stores and boutiques.


  • 460-acre campus
  • 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

Admitted Student Profile

Class ranking* of students admitted for Fall 2017

  • Top 10%: 42%
  • Top 25%: 78%
  • Top 50%: 98%

*27% attended high schools reporting exact class rank.

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

  • SATE: 610-690
  • SATQ: 590-690
  • ACT: 27-32

Applications for Fall 2017

  • First-year: 21,786

55% of first-year applicants applied early action

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.