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An elite public research university

A top 100 university with an Ivy League academic standard

Your studies

The University of Vermont is one of the oldest universities in the United States, and the fifth oldest in New England.

There are many great reasons why you should study for a degree at the University of Vermont. It was ranked #121 in the nation overall by U.S. News & World Report (2020). The university was also ranked the #55 top public school in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report 2020).

UVM’s professors are top-rated, and 84% of them have a PhD qualification or higher. Because of this, UVM attracts many career-focused international students who are looking for a well-known university with a reputation for excellence. Students are also keen on UVM’s hands-on learning methods, and many students participate in research projects with professors. Most of these projects are directly tied into the local community for real, practical experience.

Life on campus

When it comes to student lifestyle, UVM has a lot to offer. The campus is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is ranked the #1 college town in America. The campus is just minutes from the downtown area, offering coffee shops, restaurants and shopping boutiques. It's close to Lake Champlain and a short drive from the beautiful Adirondack and Green mountain ranges. The campus has over 170 student organizations to get involved in, and you can also enjoy outdoor activities in the nearby mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of Vermont.

Because of its beautiful location, environmental responsibility has become an important focus for students and faculty. UVM is ranked as one of the top 10 “greenest” schools in the USA, and features many environmental programs for students to participate in.

If you are looking for an elite degree from a socially conscious university that will drive your future forward, take your first step at UVM.

Learn more about making a difference with the University of Vermont

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs

9 available through Study Group

Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.75 on a US 4.0 scale (Global Gateway Program)
  • GPA 3.0/3.3 on a US 4.0 scale (Direct Admission Undergraduate)
  • GPA 3.0 on a US 4.0 scale (Master's International Year)
  • 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of a natural or physical science, including a laboratory science, 3 years of social sciences, 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and geometry or equivalents), 4 years of English
  • Additional requirements and recommendations depending on major
English Language requirements
  • Global Gateway Program:
    TOEFL iBT 50, IELTS 5.5
  • Direct entry to a bachelor's degree:
    Minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Master's International Year:
    TOEFL ibt 75, IELTS 6.0, Pearson Versant 60-63
Graduate admissions tests


Most popular majors

Business; Psychology; English Language and Literature; Political Science; Environmental Studies 

Institution type

Public University


  • #55 public university in USA; #121 national university (tier 1); #128 best business program; #134 best undergraduate Engineering program in USA (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • For graduate schools: #128 best engineering school; #117 best mathematics school (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • #152 America's Top Colleges; #87 Best Research University in USA: 2018
  • Best 382 Colleges in America; #14 Most Beautiful Campus; #4 Top 50 Green Colleges: Princeton Review 2018
  • #80 Best Value Public University: Kiplinger's 2018
  • Top 350 worldwide university: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2013-14)
Specialized accreditations

AACSB, ABET, CSWE, American Psychological Association, NCATE, ACEND, American Chemical Society, American Medical Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, CAATE, CCNE, CACREP, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Average class size


Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population


International student population


Countries represented 60+
Number of alumni



Burlington, Vermont

Campus setting

Suburban - small city

Campus size

1.86 km2

Nearest big city

Montreal (144km)

Student clubs and organizations



Social life

An active, dynamic campus life is as important to your wellbeing and personal development as your academic life. That is why the University of Vermont hosts over 170 different student clubs and organizations, and more than 70% of students get involved in them.

You can keep physically fit by joining one of the many athletic clubs or well-equipped fitness centers. You can explore culture at the Fleming Museum, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, or by watching a talk from a visiting speaker. Or, you can give back to the local community by taking part in the popular volunteering program. This encourages involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on civic engagement.

Home life

As a University of Vermont student you will live on campus for the first two years of your degree program. This helps you settle into student life and do your very best in your studies.

Global Gateway Program students live in the Marsh-Austin-Tupper housing complex. Located in the heart of the student community, it is also conveniently home to the Global Gateway Program support services. 


Walk 15 minutes from the beautiful campus and you will find yourself in the center of the #1 college town in America.

Many students enjoy spending their free time exploring the excellent range of shops and restaurants in the friendly, welcoming community of Burlington, Vermont. The stunning surrounds of nearby Lake Champlain give you the chance to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including biking, swimming, kayaking, hiking, skiing and ice-skating.

Find out more about life in America's best college town
Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
International Year One
  • 1 semester - $20,640
  • 2 semester - $41,280
  • 3 semester - $48,780
Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $41,280
Graduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $$27,520 - $44,720 per year, depending on program
Room and board (per semester)
  • $$7,047 for GGP; $4,800 for Master's International Year

Master's International Year
2-semesters: $41,280

  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor

Application Deadlines

Summer 2020

Global Gateway Program April 3rd, 2020

Fall Semester 2020

Global Gateway Programme July 3rd, 2020
Master's International Year July 1st, 2020
Direct Undergraduate April 1st, 2020

Next start dates

Summer Semester 2020


Fall semester 2020


University of Vermont student Rohit

“This is the perfect place for me to focus on my education. If I was in a busy city, I could so easily not focus. I find here that everyone is so friendly. I like the quiet campus life and I enjoy being on a campus and being focused on my academic pursuit. Burlington is really lovely.”

Rohit from Hong Kong
Computer Science, University of Vermont

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