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University of Vermont


The University of Vermont (UVM) is a public research university in the city of Burlington, to the northwest of the state. Founded in 1791, UVM is among the oldest universities in the United States and is the fifth institution of higher education established in the New England region of the northeastern U.S. 

The University of Vermont is one of the eight original Public Ivies – publicly funded universities considered to be providing a quality of education comparable to the Ivy League.

There are ten academic colleges at UVM offering a wide range of studies in liberal arts, life scenes, engineering, and pre-professional degrees. The largest medical complex in Vermont, the UVM Medical Centre, has a main facility on campus affiliated with the College of Medicine. The university also provides 50 master’s programs and more than twenty doctorate courses.

The UVM Department of Theatre was ranked the eighth in the ‘Top BA Theatre Programs in the Country’ by OnStage website and Tyler Theatre hosts four full productions a season. The Vermont Mozart Festival began at UVM in 1976 and still performs on campus and in south Burlington. The UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art contains over 25,000 anthropological artefacts.

UVM academic program combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. 

In the 2017 edition of the Best Colleges - National Universities University of Vermont is ranked the 92nd. In 2016 Forbes "America's Top Colleges" list ranks UVM the 138th overall out of 660 private and public colleges and universities in America, and also ranks it the 28th in the "Public Colleges" category and the 64th among "Research Universities."

Among UVM distinguished alumni are Jody Williams, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for her campaign against land mines; Henry Jarvis Raymond, the founder of the New York Times ,Martin St. Louis, a hockey player and many others.

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Academic specialism

The University of Vermont comprises seven undergraduate schools, an honors college, a graduate college and a college of medicine. Bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs are offered through:

  • the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 
  • the College of Arts and Sciences, 
  • the College of Education and Social Services, 
  • the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, 
  • the College of Medicine, 
  • the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 
  • the Graduate College, 
  • the School of Business Administration, 
  • the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

The most popular majors by the number of registered students are social sciences, biology, business/marketing, environmental science, health professions, engineering.

Among the university's programs for graduate students are theirs in the highly ranked College of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Grossman School of Business.

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University of Vermont
University of Vermont, South Prospect Street Burlington,
United States
VT 05405
United States
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The university is incorporated in the city of Burlington, the most populous municipality in Vermont. The city is the most populous one in Vermont. It hosts cultural events such as dragon boat racing and the South End Art Hop. It became the first city in the United States to run entirely on renewable energy in 2015.