University of Vermont
The University of Vermont (UVM) is a public research institution located in Burlington, situated to the northwest of the state. Burlington, the most populous city in Vermont, hosts various cultural activities such as dragon boat racing and the South End Art Hop. In a significant environmental milestone, it became the first city in the United States to rely entirely on renewable energy in 2015. Having been founded in 1791, UVM holds the distinction of being one of the nation’s oldest universities. Distinguished alumni over four centuries include novelist Annie Proulx, New York Times founder Henry Jarvis Raymond, hockey player Martin St. Louis, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams.
UVM holds a position in the QS World University Rankings 2024, specifically ranked within the range of 901-950 and comprises ten academic colleges that offer a diverse array of studies encompassing liberal arts, life sciences, engineering, and pre-professional programs. The UVM Medical Center, Vermont’s largest medical complex, has a central facility on the campus, affiliated with the College of Medicine. The university extends 50 master’s programs and over twenty doctoral courses.
The UVM Department of Theatre holds a notable position, ranking eighth in the OnStage website’s list of ‘Top BA Theatre Programs in the Country’. Tyler Theatre, hosting four full productions annually, is a prominent venue. The Vermont Mozart Festival, initiated at UVM in 1976, continues to perform both on campus and in south Burlington. The Fleming Museum of Art at UVM houses a collection of more than 25,000 anthropological artifacts. The university’s athletic teams are known as the Catamounts, competing in NCAA Division I. With seven men’s and eight women’s sports programs, including Swimming & Diving and Field Hockey, UVM’s teams participate. Ice hockey teams utilise the Gutterson Fieldhouse, named after the university’s first Olympic champion, with a seating capacity for up to 4,000 spectators.