University Of Vermont

University Of Vermont

The University of Vermont, also known as UVM, is a national, public research university and the state of Vermont's land-grant university. It was established in 1791. The campus is spread across an area of over 450 acres. The university offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. UVM is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Social Services
  • College of Engineering and Mathematics
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Honors College
  • Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • School of Business Administration

UVM's athletic teams are nicknamed the Catamounts. The varsity teams compete in the NCAA's Division I America East Conference.

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Contacting University of Vermont

University of Vermont
85 S Prospect St
Burlington , VT 05405-0160
General Phone: (802) 656-3131

University of Vermont Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts707Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Canadian studies, Italian studies, women's studies, Russian language, German language, ...
Education and Teaching312education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, social foundations of education, special ed, early childhood special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management215business management, entrepreneurship
Therapy and Counseling204psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy
Science174biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, botany, anatomy, call and molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, ...
Conservation and Resource Management152conservation, environmental studies, environmental science, forestry
Engineering108biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, industrial engineering
Family and Social Work98family studies, public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine98registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy85nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer, dietitian
Medicine81neuroscience, medicine
Fine Arts69fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care57animal science
Mathematics33mathematics, statistics
Medical Support and Technology32nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Media23public relations and advertising
Religion and Philosophy23philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering23systems analyst, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Photography and Commercial Art17film studies
Landscaping and Horticulture15plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science
Music8music, music performance
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture

Number of programs and degrees for University of Vermont in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,00392
Master's degree36048
Doctor's degree8422
Postbaccalaureate certificate173
Post-master's certificate82
First-professional degree811

University of Vermont Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Vermont had a total enrollment of 12,239 students (10,752 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 11%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 31%
22-24 11%
25-29 9%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York12%
New Jersey7%
New Hampshire5%
Rhode Island2%
State unknown1%
Washington, DC1%

University of Vermont Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 33 %

University of Vermont Room and Board (2007)

University of Vermont offers campus housing for 5,428 of its 10,752 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Burlington, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Vermont Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing540640
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Vermont Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,844
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,682
Room and board $ 8,534
Room charge $ 5,752
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,782
Books and supplies $ 990
Other expenses $ 1,202

Financial Aid:
University of Vermont participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 369600)

University of Vermont Faculty

University of Vermont has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10268
Non-tenured and not on tenure track275220

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$136,3621*
Associate professorcalendar year4$96,7371*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year2*8$71,837
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$104,90012$86,187

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year98$106,48842$99,456
Associate professoracademic year105$80,83774$73,548
Assistant professoracademic year86$66,38758$65,019
Instructoracademic year3$54,0950*
Lectureracademic year46$47,60157$46,931
No academic rankacademic year4$59,33412$56,814
All faculty totalacademic year342$79,597243$68,920

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Vermont Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball America East
Baseball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6876144

University of Vermont Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Applied Economics
Asian Studies/Civilization
Canadian Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicine (MD)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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