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University of Vermont

University of Vermont Seal

MottoStudiis Et Rebus Honestis
(Latin, "For Things and Studies That Are Honest")
Established 1791
School type Public University
President Daniel Mark Fogel
Location Burlington, VT, USA
Enrollment 8,000 undergraduate,
1,273 graduate
402 medical
Faculty 1,185
Endowment US$6.2 million
Campus Burlington, 450 acres (1.82 km²)
Sports teams Univertsity of Vermont Catamounts. NCAA Division I, 8 men's varsity teams, 10 women's; UVM Athletics

The University of Vermont is a university in Burlington, Vermont. The University of Vermont was chartered in 1791 at the impetus of Ira Allen, originally under the name "University of the Green Mountain" or in Latin Universitas Viridis Montis, hence the initialism UVM. Vermont Agricultural College was chartered November 22, 1864, subsequent to the Land-Grant College Act, and merged with the University in 1865 when insufficient funds were raised to open the College as an independent institution. The official name of the combined entity has been The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College ever since. Unsurprisingly, UVM is known for its programs in agriculture and life sciences. The University of Vermont was considered to be a Public Ivy among six other institutions.

Williams Science Hall, University of Vermont, c. 1902

Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Social Services, the College of Engineering and Mathematics, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Graduate College, the School of Business Administration, and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

The Division of Continuing Education offers an array of certificates and specialized programs in partnership with various departments at the university. One may also find non-credit courses, opportunities for specialzed training programs for businesses and online courses listed on the Continuing Education website [1]

The University of Vermont has adjacent campuses on a hillside overlooking Burlington. Central Campus is between Colchester Avenue to the north, East Avenue to the east, South Prospect Street to the west, and Main Street (which becomes Williston Road) to the south. Other campuses include the Redstone Campus and Trinity Campus. The largest hospital complex in Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, has its primary facility on the UVM campus and is affiliated with the UVM College of Medicine.

The school's sports teams are called the Catamounts and the school colors are green & gold. They participate in the NCAA's Division I America East Conference and the Hockey East. The University of Vermont has not had a football program since 1974. The men's basketball team defeated Syracuse University in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament, earning their first tournament victory ever.


  • Campus area: 451 acres (1.8 km²)
  • Enrollment:
    • Undergraduate: 8100
    • Graduate: 1303
    • Medical Students: 449
  • School type: Public
  • Year founded: 1791
  • President: Daniel Mark Fogel

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