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University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is a public, four-year institution located in Burlington, Vt. It was first established in 1791, the year Vermont became the 14th state in the union. It was the fifth college to be established in New England, after academic giants Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth. The school has seen numerous alumni go on to notable careers and achievements in various fields. They include Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams.

Programs Offered

The University of Vermont offers a broad scope of undergraduate majors. Students can choose from almost any discipline in the arts, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and more. The university also offers more than 50 master’s degree programs and at least 20 doctoral degree programs. Through its online division, the university offers continuing education courses, certificates, and programs. Programs are offered in the areas of business, sustainability, education, healthcare, and pre-college preparation.


The University of Vermont is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


To apply for undergraduate admissions to the University of Vermont, students must submit their application and $55 application fee, high school transcripts sent directly to the school admissions office, mid-year grades, official SAT or ACT test scores with the writing component, and one letter of recommendation. To apply for graduate admissions, students must already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. All graduate applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all institutions attended. Beyond these requirements, students should reference the website for the program they are applying to for specific instructions.

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