In the Sustainable Campus Index from the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), Vermont is No. 9 on the Top Performers for Energy sub group list. The institution is also recognized as a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System) Gold Rated Institution.
The University of Vermont's four year graduation rate is in the top 5.7 percent of all public universities. 2019's graduating class boasted a graduation rate of 66.7 percent.
Vermont's No. 55 rating in the nation's Top Public Schools list, featured in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Colleges Rankings place, makes it among the eight America East public institutions who are top 100 on the public schools list.
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. In 2019 it is still ranked among the best with a 4.5/5 star rating on the Campus Pride index
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.
10,612 undergraduate students; 1,552 graduate students