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See what students say:

Academics

A public research university in Burlington, the University of Vermont offers the complete package: “great academics…in a great area [with] lots to do while getting a great education.” This is bolstered by professors who are “engaging and clearly very passionate about what they teach.” One student says, “[Professors] have opened my eyes to new interests, new ways of thinking, new skills, and new innovations.” While some students voice concerns of “too many general education requirements” and the need for “access to quality counseling, advising, and therapists,” they overall appreciate the variety of “rigorous yet interesting” programs. The pre-med programs benefit from the school’s proximity to the UVM Medical Center, and students also note strong environmental, social justice, and STEM programs. Plus, the opportunity to study across departments and colleges “allows and encourages students to take a variety of classes outside of their major requirements.” As one student says, “I was able to pick which college I wanted to be in and had a wide array of classes to choose from.”

Student Body

UVM undergrads think highly of each other, saying things like: “All of my peers are intelligent, hardworking, cooperative, and all around good people.” They also note a range of personalities on campus—“there is no one stereotype that UVM students conform to”— claiming that “there is truly a place for everyone, whether you’re a sorority girl or a member of our woodsmen team.” However, there is still a common thread that holds them all together: “exceptional passion for what they do, whether in the classroom or out.” Some would like to see the school improve its “racial/ethnic/religious diversity, which the school is aware of but needs to make great strides to achieve.” Overall, UVM students are “friendly, passionate, and involved” and they “care about cultural, societal, and political situations both locally and globally.”

Campus Life

While being considered “absolutely…academically rigorous,” there’s also a strong focus on extracurriculars, and there are plentiful opportunities to get involved: “UVM offers lots of clubs to participate in, and if you don’t see something you want, you can start your own club.” In addition to clubs, the school is “always putting on different events,” and on top of those options, many are drawn to the recreation the nearby terrain offers as well. One student says, “It is simply an outdoorsy school. Hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, snowboarding, [and] running…are all extremely popular.” Off campus, “Students go downtown to cafés, restaurants, galleries, and shops.” Many students are drawn to the “chill, small town atmosphere” of Burlington and its “amenities of urban life,” and the “small community feel” of the school itself complements that. One student remarks, “I cannot walk across campus…without seeing at least eight to ten friends.” An enthusiastic peer states that it’s one of “the best places to live as a college student on the East Coast.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lizzy Fanning
Visitor Center Coordinator

Address
Admissions office
194 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3596

Phone
(802) 656-3370

Email
admissions@uvm.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Dudley H. Davis Student Center
UVM Campus Green
Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Athletic Complex
Howe Library
Henderson's Cafe

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Church Street Marketplace (restaurants and live music)
Waterfront Park (sailing, concerts and amazing views)
The South End Arts District (arts and cultural events)
The mountains (hiking, skiing, ad snowboarding)
Burlington's Bike Path (7 miles of trails and beaches)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, some Saturdays. Please check website for most accurate schedule.
8am-4:30pm
(802) 656-3370

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F, time varies by day. Sat: 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM. Virtual info sessions at 6PM some Wednesdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
https://uvmathletics.com/staff-directory

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Burlington International Airport is less than three miles from campus. Taxis, local buses, and rental cars are available for the trip from the airport to campus. The Green Mountain Transit bus lines provide service to the UVM campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving instructions from major roads are available on our website: https://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/directions-parking-and-lodging

Local Accommodations
Information on all area lodging available through Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce Web site or call (802) 863-3489.

Admissions

Applicants: 25,559
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Average HS GPA: 3.75







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