University of Vermont

351–400 th
World University Rankings 2019
=306 th
US Rankings 2019
85 South Prospect Street, Burlington, Vermont, 05405, United States

The University of Vermont (UVM) is a public research university in the city of Burlington, to the northwest of the state. The city itself is the most populous in Vermont, hosting cultural events such as dragon boat racing and the South End Art Hop, and in 2015 became the first city in the United States to run entirely on renewable energy. There are ten academic colleges at UVM, offering a wide range of studies in liberal arts, life scenes, engineering, and pre-professional degrees. The largest medical complex in Vermont, the UVM Medical Centre, has a main facility on campus affiliated with the College of Medicine. The university also provides 50 master’s programmes and more than twenty doctorate courses.

The UVM Department of Theatre was ranked eighth in ‘Top BA Theatre Programs in the Country’ by OnStage website, and Tyler Theatre will host four full productions a season. The Vermont Mozart Festival began at UVM in 1976 and still performs on campus and south Burlington, and UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art contains over 25,000 anthropological artefacts.

Athletics teams are known as the Catamounts, and compete in the NCAA Division I. There are seven men’s sports programmes and eight women’s, including Swimming & Diving and Field Hockey. Ice hockey teams play at the Gutterson Fieldhouse, which is named for the university’s first Olympic champion and can host up to 4,000 spectators.

Opened in 1791, UVM is one of the oldest universities in the nation. Four centuries of alumni include novelist Annie Proulx, founder of the New York Times; Henry Jarvis Raymond, hockey player; Martin St. Louis, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams. 

The university motto translates as ‘for studies and other honest pursuits’.

Elite, Historic University

Ranked 97th in the United States according to the U.S. News and World Report (2018), 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 over two hundreds of years. Our global recognition not only attracts the finest students from around the world but distinguished faculty who are internationally renowned for their research. UVM’s achievements are only matched by its reputation, counting internet pioneers, leaders of state, Oscar nominees and Nobel Peace Prize winners as alumni.

The University of Vermont offers a prestigious education that transforms students into global leaders, passionate about impacting the world around them.

UVM by Numbers:

-#42 Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

-#132 Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

-#6 of America’s Best College Towns (College Rank)

-#16 Happiest Students (The Princeton Review, 2019)

-Top 25 for Best Four-Year Graduation Rate (CNN Money)

-#3 Top Green Campus (The Princeton Review, 2019)

Consistently ranked among the top 100 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. 

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


You can choose from over 100 prestigious majors in areas including business, education, engineering, environment, health, and life sciences in the following schools:

-Grossman School of Business.

-College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

-College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

-The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

-Fine Arts.


-Social Sciences.

-Natural Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.

-College of Education and Social Services.

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. 

Small City, Thriving Culture

From boutique shopping and café hopping, to live music and even livelier nightlife, Burlington has it all. It still has a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere and historic New England charm, though. That’s why it’s popular among students, tourists and locals alike. You can hop on the bus from UVM (free for students) to get downtown within five minutes, or walk in 15 minutes.

Indulge Your Senses

Food lovers will delight at the Burlington culinary scene. Restaurant owners are passionate about locally sourced and organic ingredients, plus you’ll find a wide range of regional and international cuisine. The world-famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream started life in Burlington and the town is also known for its delicious maple syrup.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Whatever your interests, you will find a range of year-round activities here. Discover Vermont’s four distinct and beautiful seasons as you ski at a luxurious mountain resort, go ‘leaf peeping’ when the fall foliage arrives or hike around the peaceful New England countryside. Minutes from the campus, Lake Champlain offers a place for activity and relaxation. You can walk or cycle popular shoreline trails, swim at Oakledge or Leddy Park beaches or try sailing, swimming, fishing, kayaking or windsurfing.

Burlington by Numbers:

45 Art galleries and venues

14 Public parks

9 Theater and concert venues

100 Restaurants and bistros

3 sandy beaches within a walk of campus

1 lake with 587 miles of shoreline, reaching Vermont, New York and Canada

Explore rankings data for University of Vermont

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Key statistics

  • $12,022
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $45,467
    Salary after 10 years
  • $41,356
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • 8.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 11,126
    Number of FTE Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 US Rankings and (2) 2019 World University Rankings