Academics

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  • 100 majors in 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  • 46 master's degree programs; 21 doctoral programs; M.D. program
  • 4 pre-professional options (pre-medic al, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-law)
  • Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) -- Read accreditation letter (PDF)

Enrollment

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

Faculty

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  • 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

Classes

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

Student Life

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  • Undergraduates enrolled from 48 states
  • 554 international students from approximately 65 countries
  • 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
  • Dozens of 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)

History and Tradition

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  • 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

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  • 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 Town Center mall features national chains such as Lululemon, City Sports, L.L. Bean, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy's and Starbucks, as well as many locally owned boutiques.

Facilities

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  • 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

Admitted Student Profile

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Class ranking* of students admitted for Fall 2014

  • Top 10%: 37%
  • Top 25%: 73%
  • Top 50%: 96%

*36% attended high schools reporting exact class rank.

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

  • SAT Critical Reading: 550-660
  • SAT Math: 570-670
  • SAT Writing: 560-660
  • ACT: 26-31

Applications for Fall 2014

  • First-year: 24,235
  • Transfer: 1,265

54% of first-year applicants applied early action

Campus Safety (Clery Act)

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  • 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.