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A Top University in a Great Location

Why study at the University of Vermont?

The University of Vermont (UVM) is one of the USA's top 55 public universities and the fifth oldest in the Northeast. Academic quality is central to its success, and the university's distinguished faculty are internationally recognized for their research.

Research-focused Education

Consistently ranked among the top universities in the USA (U.S. News & World Report), UVM is renowned for premier research and an environmental ethos that encourages students to think on a global scale. 

You can choose from over 100 prestigious majors in areas including business, education, engineering, environment, health, and life sciences. Studying at UVM you will be close to cutting edge research in respected fields. 

Recent research includes:

  • Finding a vaccine for the Zika virus with clinical trials and research in the UVM Vaccine Testing center
  • Links between blood type and developing dementia
  • Discovering the deep history of Greenland’s ice sheet to understand its stability in a warming climate

Inspiring College Town

Study on the shores of Lake Champlain in America’s #1 college town (Travel + Leisure magazine) – Burlington, Vermont. Set between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington combines culture, cuisine and the great outdoors. Skiing, hiking, walking, swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking and windsurfing are just some of the activities you will have on your doorstep. 

Elite, Historic University

UVM is the fifth oldest university in the Northeast, after Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard and Brown. Founded in 1791, the university attracts distinguished faculty recognized for their research, scholarship and creative activity. By joining UVM you will be part of a tradition going back hundreds of years. This reputation includes internet pioneers, leaders of state, Oscar nominees and Nobel Peace Prize winners as alumni. 

Career Support and Internships

Job shadowing and internships are a large part of the student experience at UVM. The Career Center is here to offer career development advice, employer interviews and workshops on networking and resume writing. With hands-on experience and networking opportunities, you will be ready for the workplace when you graduate. 

Why Choose UVM?

Students from around the world come and study at the University of Vermont - in this video, staff and international students talk about the diversity and welcoming atmosphere.

Life in the USA

Find out what it's like to live in America as a student.


A shop in Burlington, Vermont

Downtown Burlington is just a 15-minute walk from campus. A thriving city, Burlington isn’t short of culture, restaurants and outdoor activities for the best student life.


A student by the shore of Lake Champlin

Start your career development at UVM with internships, networking opportunities and support with your career goals. Plus discover the University of Vermont’s famous alumni.

Campus Life

Three University of Vermont students sit on the grounds on campus

UVM has a thriving campus community with excellent facilities, active sports clubs, and a range of student support services. Find out who will support you, and download a campus map. 


An international student relaxes in her university accommodation.

Undergraduate students live on campus at UVM and graduate students can enjoy shared apartments in Winooski, close to downtown Burlington. Find out more about student accommodation at UVM. 

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