About UVM

About UVM

UVM is a top research university of ideal size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet scaled to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to doctoral programs.

A student and faculty member work in a laboratory.
A hockey player heads out onto the ice.
Campus overhead shot with downtown Burlington, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks in the distance.

A location for every season

UVM students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, mountains, and independent spirit of Vermont.

Living in Burlington
Students and a faculty member cultivate Aiken's green roof.

Sustainability, our superpower

UVM has a long history of environmental and sustainability leadership. It is in our nature, infused in everything we do – from curriculum to research to how we train educators, operate the campus, and conduct business.

Office of Sustainability
A student dances.

Dimensions of diversity

At UVM, our culture of diversity and acceptance results from a campus-wide effort to actively strive for equity for all. Celebrating our diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable.

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By the numbers

  • 1791 university founded
  • Top 100 Public Research University (National Science Foundation)
  • 459 acres main campus