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UVM by the numbers: 5 things you need to know

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The Old Mill building on campus at the University of Vermont.

University of Vermont is a public university with a long history. It is located in Burlington, Vermont where domestic and international students can enjoy nature and outdoor activities all year round. Take a look at the roundup of the most impressive numbers about UVM to learn more about the university.

1791 – Year the University of Vermont was founded.

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It is also the year when Vermont became the 14th state of the United States. UVM was the 5th university established in New England, after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown. The university enrolled its first students in 1801, and the first class graduated in 1804.

460 – Campus size in acres (1.8 sq. km.)

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UVM’s environmentally-friendly campus supports Recycled Paper and Green Building Policies. In 2012, UVM became one of the first institutions nationwide to end the sale of bottled water on campus and established that one-third of drinks in vending machines around the campus have to offer healthy options.

170 – Student organizations on campus, including about 15 fraternities and sororities.

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UVM’s Greek Community is one of the oldest in the nation with the first fraternal organization starting in 1836. Over 8% of students join Greek Life organizations, and are very involved in campus roles including Student Government, Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants and others.

92 – UVM’s ranking on the list of Best National Universities.

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It is also ranked #38 among Top Public Schools in the nation. The most popular majors at the University of Vermont include: Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and Political Science and Government.

5 – Percentage of international students among undergrads.

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International students get excellent American college experience at UVM, located in the safe and liveable city of Burlington. The birthplace of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Burlington, has been ranked Travel + Leisure’s #1 college town.

There are more great things to be said about UVM because it is a prominent university that appears in all major ranking lists.

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