The University of Vermont is again one of the nation’s top colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends UVM in the 2020 edition of its annual guide for undergraduates, The Best 385 Colleges.

Only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are included in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings.

The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.

Based on student feedback, UVM ranks as #17 for Best Health Services, #19 for College City Gets High Marks, and #20 for Their Students Love These Colleges. The university is also listed as #3 for Top 50 Green Colleges, among other rankings.

In their survey responses, UVM students characterize the school as “academically rigorous,” offering “great academics in a great area with lots to do while getting a great education.” They describe their fellow students as “intelligent, hardworking, cooperative, and all-around good people” who show “exceptional passion for what they do, whether in the classroom or out.”


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