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University of Vermont

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green Mountains

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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Diversity Profile: University of Vermont

Establishing a culture of inclusive excellence is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. A distinguished university, particularly one that is a public land grant, must be accessible and inclusive to all who can positively contribute to and excel at the institution, regardless of individuals’ backgrounds and circumstances.

Our mission as a public research university is to educate students and to create and disseminate knowledge. We also have the responsibility to prepare our students to be leaders, change agents, and global citizens. To support this charge, the University of Vermont’s Inclusive Excellence Framework for Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Multiculturally Competent Campus is built on the following areas of institutional diversity efforts:

  • Pillar 1: Academics
    Central to the mission and strategic goals of the University of Vermont is excellence in the academic experience to help prepare members of our community to be globally responsible and engaged citizens, advance knowledge, and build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Pillar 2: Community
    The University of Vermont aspires to be a community that affirms and demonstrates the value of the diverse identities and backgrounds of its members, promotes multicultural competence, and builds positive and productive connections throughout the community.
  • Pillar 3: Environment
    The University of Vermont strives to create physical, virtual, and educational living, learning and work environments that are inclusive and accessible to all in our community.
  • Pillar 4: Operations
    Inclusive business operations and organizational processes (e.g., policy development, fiscal and capital planning, human resource functions, and organizational practices and procedures) are critical to the daily functioning and long-term health of the University of Vermont.

Within the academic pillar, UVM actively works with partners across and beyond the University of Vermont to support faculty and their engagement in inclusive excellence and to support diversity and inclusive excellence in the curricula, pedagogy, and research.

Our Common Ground 

Throughout our history, the University of Vermont has demonstrated a strong commitment to fairness and equality. Founded in 1791, UVM was the first institution of higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion and the first university to admit women and African Americans into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. 

Today, we aspire to be a community that values respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice, and responsibility. These are Our Common Ground values, and they serve as the foundation for all that we do, including striving toward inclusive excellence.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Winner of a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016), a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • A Campus Pride top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly campus
  • The Interfaith Center was awarded a 2017-2018 “Healing the Heart of Democracy” grant by the Interfaith Youth Core and the Fetzer Institute for its Interfaith Engagement Series aimed at building community and conversation among individuals of different identities and perspectives, as well as equipping and empowering students to live out their core religious and philosophical values to create a more just, sustainable society.

Initiatives, Services, Programs and Centers

The Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has responsibility for bringing attention to the human and social needs of the institution. The integration of diversity and equity and human resource functions allows us to strategically advance purpose-driven initiatives and services, including:

Multicultural Events


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  • Linda Schadler

    Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

    Date Announced: May 9, 2018
  • Shane Jacobson

    President and CEO

    Date Announced: April 17, 2017
  • Daniel H. Krymkowski

    Associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences

    Date Announced: February 4, 2010

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