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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.

Admissions Information

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
's ranking system puts them at 82nd place; and Washington Monthly
lists them as 123rd. The School is also listed by Kiplinger Personal
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

Library System

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.

General Information

Admission Office

194 South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT 05401-3596

(802) 656-3370

Fax: (802) 656-8611

Contact: Beth Wiser

Director of Admissions
Main Address

South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT 05405-0160

(802) 656-3131

Total undergrads: 10,937

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,468

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,867

Graduate enrollment: 1,410


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

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%

College Majors

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

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Botany B
Microbiology B
Molecular Biology B
Wildlife Biology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
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

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Japanese B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish 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
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

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

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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