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Academics

  • 100 majors in 7 undergraduate schools and colleges
  • 45 master's degree programs; 20 doctoral programs; M.D. program
  • Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) -- Read accreditation letter (PDF)
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Enrollment

  • Undergraduate: 9,970
  • Graduate: 1,317
  • Medical: 454
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 40
  • Non-Degree (CE): 942
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Faculty

  • 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: 17/1
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Classes

  • 1,923 undergraduate course offerings
  • Average undergraduate class size: 30
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Student Life

  • Undergraduates enrolled from 47 states
  • 358 international students from approximately 50 countries
  • More than 170 student clubs and organizations, including a nationally recognized debate team and student-run newspaper
  • 18 NCAA Division I Athletics teams (8 men's and 10 women's)
first building on campus - Old Mill

History

  • 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"
Campus looking towards the lake and the adirondack

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.