Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is the flagship university in the state of Vermont. It is the only land grant university in the state. The university draws undergraduates from 48 states and 50 countries. Located in scenic and vibrant Burlington, VT, the university has strong programs in health sciences and the environment as well as a social justice-oriented student body. It is also listed as one of the original eight "Public Ivy" institutions in the United States.
The university comprises of seven undergraduate colleges and schools: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Education and Social Services, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources, Nursing and health sciences, Honors College, Graduate College and College of Medicine. The most popular majors at University of Vermont include: Business Administration and Management; Psychology; Environmental Studies; Biology/Biological Sciences; and Political Science and Government.
The total student population is more than 11,000 of which over 9,600 students are enrolled in the undergraduate level. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 15:1 and the acceptance rate is 71%.
The university follows a need-based philosophy in awarding financial aid; a variety of other financing options are available for the students who do not qualify for need-based aid. As a research university, nearly 40% of students get involved in some level of research with a faculty member. With 600 study abroad choices in 70 different countries, about one-third of students study in a foreign country during their college career.
The University of Vermont has partnered with Study Group to provide the Global Gateway Program for Undergraduate Study and Global Gateway Program for Graduate Study. The Global Gateway Program for Undergraduate Study is a 1, 2, or 3-term pathway that prepares the students for their undergraduate degree at UVM. The 2-term Global Gateway Program is equivalent to Year 1 of a bachelor’s degree and offers progression to the second year of a four-year degree. The Global Gateway Program for Graduate Study is a Pre-Master’s Program (PMP); a 1 or 2-term pathway that prepares students for their master’s degree at UVM. Once the students have successfully completed their Global Gateway Program or Pre-Master's Program they can progress to a wide range of degree options at UVM.
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Notable Alumni: Ryen Russillo (Co-host of the ESPN sports talk radio show), James O'Halloran (Canadian politician), Amr Kashmiri (Pakistani actor and musician)
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