Global Gateway Program

Vermont State House in Montpelier

With so many other states to choose from, you may be wondering “Why should I choose to study in Vermont?” There are many reasons, and some of them are listed in this month’s blog post.

It is ranked #1 on the list of safest states.

The states in the Northeast region of America have always ranked highly for safety. Vermont stayed in the top 10 during the past few years, and in 2016 it was ranked the safest sate in the US according to the US News & World Report. That includes community, road and financial safety.

It is ranked #5 on the list of educational attainment in the US.

Education attainment is a score that shows the highest level of education completed (for example: high school, undergraduate or graduate degree). According to the US News reports, over 22% of Vermont’s citizens hold a Bachelor’s degree, and over 15% hold a graduate degree, which makes Vermont one of the best states in the US in terms of education.

It is ranked #8 in renewable energy usage.

Vermont’s nickname is ‘The Green Mountain State’ and it is considered to be one of the most ecologically clean states in the US. With its beautiful nature landscapes, Vermont supports a number of green initiatives to preserve its nature. Renewable energy and energy efficiency is just one of them. Burlington, the city where the University of Vermont is located, is America’s first all-renewable-energy city. That means that the city and its 42,000 citizens draw 100% of its power from renewable sources.

It is ranked #4 in patent creation among all 50 states.

Overall in terms of opportunity (that includes economy, equality and affordability), Vermont is ranked #10 in the US. Patent creation is a process of protecting your business idea or intellectual property according to the law. Vermont is ranked highly on this list, which means that the state encourages innovation, new business ideas and is open to entrepreneurial activity.

University of Vermont (UVM) is ranked #92 on the list of best universities in the US.

Last but not least: one of the main reasons to come to study in Vermont is UVM. For years, it has been consistently ranked among top 100 national universities. UVM was founded in 1791, and it has a long educational history. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree pathways and direct admission to international students, as well as over 100 majors. Some of the most popular majors among international students at UVM include engineering, science, computing and mathematics, as well as business and management.

As you can see, Vermont state is ranked highly on multiple lists. When you arrive to UVM, you will be impressed by excellent university academics, beautiful nature and friendly people in Burlington. So why wait? Come to Vermont if you are dreaming of studying abroad!