Points of Pride

  • After Harvard University, Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University, the University of Vermont is the fifth oldest university in New England.
  • The University of Vermont was the first institution of higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion, and the first institution to admit women and African-Americans into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
  • The University of Vermont ranked No. 41 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Colleges Rankings” and earned a top-100 spot among national universities.
  • The annual Princeton Review publication included the Grossman School of Business in its 2017 “Best 294 Business Schools” edition based on academic quality, institutional data, and survey responses of 25,000 students.
  • In its 2017 list of the “Best Green MBAs,” Princeton Review ranked the University of Vermont’s one-year MBA in Sustainable Entrepreneurship second in the nation, outperforming similar programs at institutions such as Yale University and Stanford University.
  • CEO Magazine, in its “2016 Global MBA Rankings,” named the University of Vermont’s MBA in Sustainable Entrepreneurship one of the top MBA programs in North America.
  • In its 2017 “Best 381 Colleges” publication, The Princeton Review profiled the University of Vermont and named the university to its “Top 50 Green Colleges” list in recognition of the university’s commitment to sustainability practices.
  • The Center for Higher Education Enterprise featured the University of Vermont in its 2017 “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Research Institutions” ranking, applauding the university’s student affairs office for its wide-ranging services and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • The University of Vermont is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation.
  • In August 2016, Campus Pride named the University of Vermont to its Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list, recognizing the university for its inclusive campus culture and practices.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, in its 2017 “Best College Values” ranking, recognized the University of Vermont for academic excellence and affordability.
  • U.S. News & World Report placed the University of Vermont on its 2017 “Best Colleges for Veterans” list, recognizing the university for its veteran-friendly initiatives.
  • For the sixth year in a row, the University of Vermont was ranked among the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools in America in the Peace Corps 2017 ranking of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.

Quick Facts

  • Burlington, VT
  • Public
  • 1791
  • 10,081 undergraduate students; 1,817 graduate students
  • E. Thomas Sullivan
  • David V. Rosowsky
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 1979 (charter member)