University of Vermont

The University of Vermont's hilltop campus looks out across one of America's most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. 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 is a 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. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors -- world-class researchers, scholars, and artists -- bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. You'll find UVM students across all levels of education studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa. Today, the university continues to provide students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1791 N/A Semester $408.9 million + 194 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-3131
overall score total score state city online paying global
50 100.0 Vermont Burlington 142 29


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The The student-faculty ratio at University of Vermont is 17:1, and the school has 47.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Vermont include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Environmental Studies; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 47.5%
20-49 38.1%
50 or more 14.4%


  • Business Administration and Management, General, 10%
  • Psychology, General, 6%
  • Environmental Studies, 5%
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General, 4%
  • Political Science and Government, General, 4%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • UVM BS/Tufts U DVM
  • Vermont Technical College(AS)/UVM BS(several Engineering fields; Biological Science; Farm Management)
  • UVM BS/Ontario Veterinary College
  • 3+2 St Michaels College BA or BS/UVM BS Engineering(Civil; Environmental; or Electrical)
  • UVMEntreprenuerial Business Masters/ Vermont Law School JD or Masters
  • Community College of Vermont(AS)/UVM BA/BS Arts & Sciences or Education
  • UVM BS/Massey University(NewZealand) B. Veterinary Science
  • 3 + 3 UVM BS/Doctor Physical Therapy
  • 4 + 1 UVM BS/MBA
  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - 33%
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - 8%
  • Writing in the disciplines - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - 16%
  • Learning communities - N/A