- 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)
- 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
- 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.