The University of Vermont is a premier small public research university with a wide variety of majors and programs. Our students receive great classroom instruction from internationally renowned faculty members and also participate in hands-on learning within their area of interest early and often during their academic career. Our location in the scenic college town of Burlington (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), allows our students to shop and eat in a great downtown area, participate in a number of outdoor activities in the Green Mountains, and take advantage of everything that beautiful Lake Champlain has to offer.

The College

  • Founded in 1791
  • 5th oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Brown)
  • UVM—from the Latin: Universitas Viridis Montis
  • 450 acre main campus, 312 buildings
  • Approximately $286 million endowment
  • Funding sources:
    • Tuition (49%)
    • Federal funding (28%)
    • Private gifts/grants (5%)
    • State appropriations (8%)
    • Sales/services (9%)
    • Other (2%)

Location Highlights

  • UVM is located in Burlington, VT (population 40,000)
  • Greater Burlington Area population: 150,000
  • Many major ski resorts near campus
  • 90 miles southeast of Montreal
  • 3.5 hours to Boston, 5 hours to New York City
  • Burlington is well served by bus, train, and air transportation. Burlington International Airport is 3 miles from campus.

Unique Characteristics

  • Accelerated or combined programs: 4+1 MBA, Accelerated M.Ed Licensure, 4+1 Masters of Accountancy
  • Over $133 million in federal research and grant funding received annually
  • A premier lakeside research center and vessel dedicated to aquatic studies; 4 research farms; 9 university-managed natural areas (including Mt. Mansfield summit); state-of-the-art biological and health sciences laboratories
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UVM one of the nation's Top Up-and-Coming Schools, institutions that "are worth watching because they are making promising and innovative changes."