The University of Vermont (UVM) is located in Burlington, Vermont on South Prospect Street. The University prides itself in being able to provide the advantageous personal interaction of a smaller university, while maintaining an academic standard of excellence and funding on par with a leading university. The school started with a 50-acre campus in 1780, and the campus bordered Lake Champlain. It was a private college from 1791 until 1865, at which time it was combined with Vermont Agricultural College, emerging as the college we know today. The current campus is 460 acres.
The University of Vermont has a $55 non-refundable application fee, although first year students who complete their application early will qualify for their early action program and the fee will be waived.
The total number of students enrolled in the University is 12,733. 9,970 of these are undergraduates; 1,317 are enrolled in a graduate program; 454 are in the medical school, and the rest are either in continuing education or post-baccalaureate certification.
Departments, Colleges, and Schools
The University is broken down into seven different schools/colleges. A major focus of the University is to maximize the interaction between students and faculty. Each of these departments bring a number of different majors for both graduate and undergraduate study.
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
This college offers education in the areas of environmental sustainability, agriculture, and life sciences. The college is comprised of six departments. Those departments are Plant and Soil Sciences; Nutrition and Food Sciences; Animal Science; Applied Economics; Community Development; and Plant Biology. The college also offers several interdepartmental programs related to Environmental Studies and Sciences, Biological Science, and Biochemistry.
College of Arts and Sciences
This college is the largest of the seven schools. It offers many of the foundational classes that every student needs from any school or major. Even though it comprises the most students and faculty out of all the schools, the college stays in line with the schools desire to provide students with continuous faculty-student interaction. The College of Arts and Sciences offers over forty different majors in areas such as, mathematics, literature, the fine arts, languages, and more.
College of Education and Social Services
The College of Education and Social Services offers a number of different programs which comprise different degrees. The undergraduate degrees are Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Science in Music Education. There are a variety of specialties under the Master of Education programs (Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, etc.), as well as numerous Master of Science opportunities in programs that include Interdisciplinary Studies and Counseling.
The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
This college focuses on programs based on statistics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. It also strives to maintain a firm basis in actual field experience and well maintained labs. This college also maintains a flexibility in its programs to allow students to focus on aspects such as business or the arts, and to maximize the possibility of further study in fields such as Engineering Management (offered in conjunction with the School of Business Administration).
The College of Medicine
With a history starting in 1822, the College of Medicine has maintained its status as a school designed to offer top of the line medical training. Over a third of all physicians in Vermont have received training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and admittance into the school is extremely competitive. The College is partnered with Fletcher Allen Health Care, and it strives to provide the best graduate-level health care education possible.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Offering both graduate and undergraduate programs, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences includes a strict quality of education in the health and clinical careers. The college also offers a Continuing Education class to allow students to prepare for the National Certification Exam after their degree completion.
School of Business Administration
The School of Business Administration focuses on five general goals for their students: business fundamentals; global and civic awareness; business communication skills; critical thinking and problem solving; and an awareness of sustainable business practices.
UVM has been ranked by several different organizations for both quality of education and value. It is listed as 156th out of 650 schools by Forbes in its “America's Top Colleges” list; U.S. News & World Report's ranking system puts them at 82nd place; and Washington Monthly lists them as 123rd. The School is also listed by Kiplinger Personal Finance as being in the top 100 best value, public colleges for both in-state and out-of-state tuition.
The University of Vermont is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The school has shown an enacted plan to make sure that its education continues to exceed the standard of excellence set down by this accreditation institution. Many different degree programs are also individually accredited by institutions in their respective fields.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The University of Vermont accepts financial aid from several different sources as well as providing their own for students who qualify. The deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1 to qualify for the maximum amount of federal aid. The school also applies students automatically to several state scholarships, as well as helping students to find financial aid requiring a separate application.
UVM boasts an expansive library system. It strives to allow access to the libraries’ digital collections from anywhere in the world, and boasts the largest collection of Vermont-related materials. It is also home to the Dana Medical Library, the only health sciences research library in Vermont.
The UVM athletic teams are named the Catamounts. With 18 separate varsity sports to choose from, the University offers programs such as field hockey, ice hockey, basketball, skiing, soccer, swimming, and more. They are an NCAA Division I team, and compete mostly in the America East Conference. The school is also known for having athletes with excellent academic standing. There are also many club sports teams, including sports like sailing and cycling.
For the first two years of undergraduate study, students must live in one of the 44 residence halls the University provides. All others students may either live off-campus or continue to live on-campus. All residence locations are within easy travel distance (walking, shuttle, or cycling) of all campus buildings.
| Admission Office |
194 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3596
Fax: (802) 656-8611
Contact: Beth Wiser
Director of Admissions
| Main Address |
South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
| Size |
Total undergrads: 10,937
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,468
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,867
Graduate enrollment: 1,410
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
| Application Fee |
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $45
Online application fee: $45
| Enrollment Rates |
Percent applicants admitted: 65%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 86%
|Agriculture & Related Sciences|
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Horticulture Science B
Sustainable/Organic Agriculture B
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies B
Canadian Studies B
European Studies B
Italian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women's Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences B
Molecular Biology B
Wildlife Biology B
Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Communications & Journalism
Public Relations B
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Human Development/Family Studies B
Foreign Language & Literature
Greek, Ancient B
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
History – General B
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B
Mathematics – General B
Nutrition Sciences B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Philosophy & Religion
Religion/Religious Studies B
Psychology – General B
Public Administration & Services
Social Work B
Development Economics B
Political Science/Government B
| Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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