Why choose the University of Vermont?
The University's outstanding reputation and location in one of America's most beautiful regions attract students from around the world.
The University of Vermont (UVM) is a premier research university with distinguished academic programs in business, biological and health sciences, environmental studies, engineering and other fields. Founded in 1791, this top 100 university is steeped in history as the 5th oldest university in New England, after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown.
World-class faculty, a vibrant campus community, tools for achieving success after graduation, an ideal location, and an international student degree pathway add up to great educational value.
Undergraduate degrees: small university; many choices
Award-winning faculty interact with undergraduates daily, and undergraduate research opportunities are plenty.
80% of courses have fewer than 40 students.
100 majors including accredited programs in business and engineering, and a strong healthcare focus.
A historic, prestigious institution and one of the top 100 universities
U.S.News & World Report – top 50 public university, top 100 ranked national university.
Bloomberg Businessweek – #40 top university for high salary mid-career graduates.
Times Higher Education – top 350 in World University Rankings.
Outstanding support for international students
Degree pathway program allows students to gain academic credits while improving language proficiency.
Individualized English language support.
Low international student population so international students learn English quickly and often have American friends and roommates.
Ideal university location
The largest city in the safe and healthy state of Vermont, Burlington is recognized as one of the best college towns in America.
Many local businesses (Global Foundries, Keurig Green Mountain, Dealer.com, Ben & Jerry's, General Electric).
Easy access by public transportation to Montreal, Boston and New York City.
Welcoming and active campus
Over 80% of students involved in an organized student activity.
200+ clubs and organizations; many that focus on internationalizing and diversity.
The University of Vermont experiences higher attendance than other national universities at campus events (National Survey on Student Engagement).
Support for internships and career success
Career Services and academic departments allow students to develop programs that support their interests.
60% of business students do a summer business-related internship.
Proven success of alumni in both employment and further graduate study.