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.