Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

Looking down the columns of the Waterman Building, built 1941.

Facts and History

“UVM” stands for the Latin words Universitas Viridis Montis -- University of the Green Mountains.

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Leadership

The university is led by President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David V. Rosowsky, a board of trustees, faculty senate and many administrative offices.

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Visiting

Burlington is easily reached by car, bus, train or plane. Information sessions and tours are offered most weekdays and several Saturdays each session. We look forward to your visit.

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The hustle and bustle of Church Street in downtown Burlington.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town.

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UVM students are always willing to lend a hand.

Outreach

UVM is the state's university, and the mutually beneficial relationship is evident.

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Diversity

Ours is a diverse and welcoming community, and we wouldn't want it any other way. Here you will live with and learn from students and faculty of all different backgrounds.

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News, Events, Publications

Professor wins Fulbright to study drug policy; Fikus concert in Brennan's Pub; Women in Film Series; Queer People of Color Brown-Bag Lunch. And that's just Tuesday. Find out what's happening and who's doing what.

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UVM Stories

Recent grad, nutrition and dietetics major heading to Peace Corps
Jacques Bailly on set at the national spelling bee
Classics professor, lead pronouncer of the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Four San Fran - based UVM alums
CEO, chef, artists —living the dream in the Bay Area
Casey Brinkman stands before a large telescope
Part of a team that’s unraveling one of astrophysics’ greatest mysteries
A shot of Aaron Rice from “2.5 Million,” Tyler Wilkinson-Ray’s documentary about Rice’s attempt to not just break the existing world record
Alumni duo -- skier and filmmaker -- join forces for award-winning documentary
Lecturer, UVM student media adviser developing next generation journalists
Assistant professor of business, runs non-profit in India to help entrepreneurs escape poverty
Rewarding decades in the U.S. Foreign Service
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