University of Vermont

University of Vermont Admissions and General School Information

The University of Vermont is New England's fifth oldest school. Bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees and certificate programs are offered in areas that include art, agriculture, medicine, science and education.

General Information About University of Vermont

The University of Vermont was established in 1791 in Burlington, Vermont, and became New England's fifth college. The university has a long history of endorsing equality by being one of the first schools to admit both women and African Americans into its community and prides itself on combining public and private school traditions.

At present, the University of Vermont has over 12,000 students enrolled. A myriad of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available, and many of them are interdepartmental or interdisciplinary. Experiential learning is a major component of the university's academic curricula.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Undergraduate applicants submit their ACT or SAT scores, a letter of recommendation and high school transcripts. The Graduate College accepts applications online and requires GRE or GMAT scores, three letters of recommendation, college transcripts and a resume or writing sample. Additional materials may be requested depending on the specific graduate program.

Colleges and Schools at the University of Vermont

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Composed of seven departments, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers bachelor's, master's, accelerated master's and doctoral degree programs. Students choose from multiple study areas, including animal science, plant biology, community development and nutrition. The college also offers a number of pre-professional programs, such as its pre-veterinary program which allows students to apply for admission to Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in their sophomore year.

College of Arts and Sciences

With more than 40 majors to choose from, it's no wonder why 50% of undergraduate students pick a concentration in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students encounter disciplines that range from art and philosophy to communication sciences and geography. The college has ties with several other colleges within the university and offers interdisciplinary programs, such as integrated biological science or environmental studies.

College of Education and Social Services

The College of Education and Social Services offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate minors, post-bachelor's and post-master's certificates. Three different tracks are offered in the college, and they are human development and family studies, teacher education and social work. This college has the largest amount of graduate students at the University of Vermont.

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Computer science, engineering, statistics and mathematics are the areas of focus within this college. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered, and the college recently introduced a graduate certificate in complex systems. Students study various topics, such as information systems and mechanical engineering. The college receives national funding for undergraduate research opportunities.

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine, established in 1822, is one of the nation's oldest medical schools. The college works with the Fletcher Allen Health Center, a university hospital, to provide the required training and education for students. Anatomy, psychiatry and neuroscience are a few of the many departments within the college. Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are primarily offered, but a Master of Science and a post-baccalaureate program are available.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Three departments are included within this college, and they are the medical laboratory and radiation sciences, rehabilitation and movement science, and nursing. Clinical training is an emphasis in all three departments and offer students hands-on experience with patients. The nursing department caters to new nursing students pursing bachelor's degrees, as well as registered nurses seeking advanced training or degrees.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education department works with the other University of Vermont colleges to provide non-traditional students with educational options. Support services and advising are offered to eligible students, as well as college credit courses and certificate programs. Online programs are another possibility within this department.

Graduate College

The Graduate College encompasses six areas of study, all of which are found within the other University of Vermont colleges. Since many of the options are interdisciplinary and overlap with more than one department, the Graduate College was established in 1952 to organize the numerous graduate programs. More than 50 programs are available, and the college currently has 1,300 students enrolled.

Honors College

Since 1999, the Honors College has provided academically advanced undergraduates with a more in-depth and challenging educational experience. Accepted students fulfill the college's required curriculum, such as intensive writing, within the first two years of undergraduate study. Students return to their major colleges for the final two years while still pursuing honors courses.

Rubenstein School for Environmental Natural Resources

The Rubenstein School was established in 1973 and offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Natural Resources. Students choose from a number of the college's programs, including wildlife and fisheries biology, recreation management and forestry. Additionally, the college offers undergraduate minors and graduate certificates in ecological design and ecological economies.

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration offers bachelor's and master's degrees. A number of concentrations are offered, including management information systems, international business, marketing and finance. Students interested in becoming Certified Public Accountants enroll in an undergraduate general accounting program which is followed by a fifth year Master of Accountancy degree program.

Contact Information

  • Address: 85 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05405
  • Phone Number: (802) 656-3131