Points of Pride

  • 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.

Quick Facts

  • Burlington, VT
  • Public
  • 1791
  • 10,612 undergraduate students; 1,552 graduate students
  • Suresh Garimella
  • Patricia Prelock
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  • Athletics Website
  • 1979 (charter member)