Why choose The University of Vermont?

Founded in 1791, The University of Vermont (UVM) combines close faculty-student ties with the resources of a major research institution. The University’s 10,000 undergraduate students hail from 48 states and over 100 countries.

UVM has long been recognized as one of the nation’s “Public Ivies,” acclaimed for its tradition of focus on undergraduate education and academic excellence at a public university. Students learn and do research with award-winning faculty in modern facilities with state-of-the-art technology. The campus, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. Even the University’s nickname, Universitas Viridis Montis (Latin for “University of the Green Mountains”) evokes its striking scenery. UVM students also enjoy the benefits offered by the city of Burlington, voted one of the best places to live and study in the United States.

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UVM at a glance:

  • Public university
  • Founded in 1791
  • 13,000 students
  • 48+ US states and 100+ countries represented
  • Located in Burlington, Vermont
  • Nearest major city: Montreal (144 km)
  • Campus setting: suburban – small city

Reasons to love UVM:

  • AACSB-accredited business school
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • 18 NCAA Division I sports teams
  • Over 200 student organizations
  • 41st top public university in the USA, U.S. News Education 2018
  • 18th top public university for placement of graduates in most prestigious medical, law and business graduate programs in the USA, The Wall Street Journal
  • Named a “Rising Star” among top colleges by Forbes
  • A top university for high-salary graduates, BusinessWeek

Student experiences at UVM

The professors at the University of Vermont are really helpful and caring. If I have any academic or student life questions, they are always available to find a solution. And Burlington is the ideal place for me. I like the beautiful lake and mountains, as well as the fresh air and friendly local people.

Jiacheng “Jason” WEI

BS in Biology

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One of the reasons why I love my classes at UVM is because the professors do not simply tell you what they believe to be correct. Instead, they pose questions and encourage students to debate the issues.

Precious Jagun

BS in Mechanical Engineering

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All the professors I have had at UVM are so passionate about their jobs, and they are great models for helping us to develop that same passion in our field.

Ke “Summer” Xie

BS in Early Childhood Education

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Burlington is a really good city to live in. The people are really friendly, and the environment is so beautiful.

Mengdi “Antonia” Zhao

BS in Civil Engineering

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University location: Burlington, Vermont

This cozy city (pop. 42,000) between the Green and Adirondack mountains offers lots of options for outdoor recreation. In warmer months, go kayaking, canoeing or boating on Lake Champlain. In winter, hiking, snowboarding and skiing are less than an hour away. And you won’t want to miss the ice sculptures and sleigh rides at the annual Winter Carnival.

The University of Vermont campus is a quick walk or bike ride to Church Street Marketplace, a bustling pedestrian-only street filled with over 100 shops and restaurants. And Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, which opened its very first shop in Burlington, is offered to students for free during special UVM “Power Hour” events!

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UVM international students describe what they love most about Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington’s popular music scene pays tribute to The University of Vermont community.

UVM location features:

  • America’s Best College Town, 2013 Travel+Leisure
  • Top 10 Best Places to Go to College, The Huffington Post
  • Best Place to Live, 2014 Outside Magazine
  • Breathtaking mountain scenery