Global Gateway Program

Top 100 University in USA: University of Vermont

University of Vermont

An elite, top 100 university in the USA welcomes international students

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International student at the University of Vermont

Kim-Ngan Hua

from: Vietnam
degree: Materials Science
start: 2013

"Vermont is not a big university like Harvard or MIT but it is a good university if you like the environment of working in a small group so you get more attention from your professor. There will be no competition between students and everyone will try to help each other. All the faculty members are very close with their students so it's easier to approach them with questions, which I like very much. This is not the case for most of the big university in America. The University of Vermont gives me a very warm feeling. All the professors here are very friendly and knowledgeable."

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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.

Educational value

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

The historic University of Vermont campus in New EnglandU.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.