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The University of Vermont (UVM) is one of the nation’s premier small research universities, recognized for outstanding undergraduate education across all disciplines as well as leading graduate and research programs in the biological sciences and several other fields. A hallmark of a UVM education is combining learning with service to build skills and knowledge aimed at improving lives and the health of our planet. The university is located in Burlington, Vermont, a vibrant small city surrounded by inspiring natural beauty. Students thrive in and out of the classroom and are successful in gaining entrance to top graduate programs and at launching rewarding careers. A UVM education has enduring value.
With students from across the United States and many countries around the world – 65 percent of our enrollment comes from outside Vermont – the University of Vermont is unique among public universities. Our community of just over 10,000 undergraduate degree students and 2,000 graduate and medical students embraces diverse perspectives and wide-ranging intellectual and social interests. A key element of the university’s philosophy is to encourage and facilitate student success, with support ranging from faculty advising (every undergraduate student has an advisor) to specialized student services promoting the academic success and overall wellbeing of each student. With more than 100 student clubs, 18 Division I sports, a wealth of arts and entertainment opportunities on campus and throughout Burlington, and some of the country’s best hiking and ski trails in our backyard, UVM students never lack for fun and healthy engagement.
|Total Undergraduate Students||11,482|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||31||<1%|
|African American / Black||163||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||7||<1%|
|Two or More Races||272||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||385||3%|
|Where do UVM undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||65%|
|How old are UVM undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||3%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||24 - 29|
|Math||550 - 640|
|Critical Reading||540 - 640|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||68%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||96%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||42%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend University of Vermont varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||17 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||71%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||87%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||594|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||46%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||16%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||87%|
97% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
50% of all undergraduates live on campus
Campus safety is supported by UVM Police Services in partnership with the campus community, and local, county, state and federal police agencies. Services include education on personal safety and the prevention of crime, as well as law enforcement. A blue light emergency call-box system, 24-hour locked residence halls, and shuttles both on and off campus also contribute to the safety of our students.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Vermont in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
|Business Administration and Management, General||9%|
|Political Science and Government, General||6%|
|English Language and Literature, General||6%|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 85%
In addition to the evaluation of student learning in individual courses, assessment of formal learning outcomes at UVM is conducted primarily at the level of the undergraduate major where the establishment of learning goals has become widespread across campus. Assessment methods vary and include the evaluation of student work in capstone or other advanced courses, in portfolios, performance on standardized exams, and analysis of survey data collected from graduating seniors and alumni. Most programs use multiple methods of assessment and have used these data to strengthen course content, modify course and degree requirements, develop new courses and programs, and improve teaching.
This university is in the process of collecting and analyzing learning outcomes test results.