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University of Vermont Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,276 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 14 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

America East

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $180,263)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,999)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 99 110 Yes -
Basketball 14 13 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 24 Yes -
Ice Hockey 26 20 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 41 28 Yes -
Skiing 17 16 Yes -
Soccer 29 31 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 37 Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Kayaking - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.5%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 1.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 90.3%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 42
Liquor Law Violation 7
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 50

Notable Alumni

  • Consuelo Northrup Bailey
  • William F Ruprecht
  • Mark Boone Junior
  • Daniel Burke
  • Barbara Cochran
  • Grace Coolidge
  • John Dewey
  • David Franzoni
  • John LeClair
  • E. Annie Proulx
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Emma from MA
  • 4
  • Very spacious dorm rooms, but limited space for hanging clothing. Lots of opportunities to choose a suite theme or start your own! They said they have a Harry Potter suite,…

  • Oct-15-2015 Read More
  • Anneliese
  • 3
  • The dorms here are BAD. I live in the best one, and it's just so-so when I look at the paragons of luxury that other colleges offer. However, due to…

  • Jan-14-2016 Read More
  • Alina from Acton, MA
  • 3
  • There are many different dorms and multiple campuses that are available. As a freshman you do not get to choose your dorm. There are certain dorms that are mostly underclassmen…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • kathryn from MA
  • 2
  • The rules are relaxed for the most part but if you get caught drinking or with drugs, it is a complicated process you have to go through so be smart.…

  • Mar-31-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Kj from Sandy, UT
  • Sep-17-2016 I am a current student here

    The food here is pretty bad, at least for the residence dining halls. In the main freshman dining hall (Harris Millis), they mostly just serve pizza and pasta every day and not much else. In terms of healthy eating, there are little to no options for it. The only dining hall that serves pretty healthy food is on Trinity campus which is pretty far from everything else. Freshman are required to be on the unlimited plan for their first semester which is ridiculous. You can change off of this plan if you push the dining coordinators hard enough but even then they won't give you much more options. Aside from the dining halls, the food you can use points for is actually pretty good but few places offer any very healthy options.

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  • 1
  • Anneliese
  • Jan-14-2016 I am a current student here

    As a freshman, you are forced to have a meal plan. It is AWFUL. You're forced to go unlimited for your first semester, and Sodexo makes gross food. We're talking pasta and pizza served literally every single day--I love pasta, when it's not watery and the same sauce isn't offered every other meal. If you try to eat healthy, there are very few options available to you. For your spring semester you can finally switch to a points plan, which is LOADS better and provides a lot more options and bang for your buck. But for real, it's an inside joke that one of the dining halls in particular gives you the runs.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Saint Johnsbury, VT
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There are lots of options of where to eat. Some of the venues that are not unlimited can be expensive in terms of dollars or the meal point program. Skinny Pancake recently opened and is a great local-based crepiery.

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  • 3
  • Olivia from Reston, VA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is average. But most of the good food is from points and not swipes (different dining options). There are vegetarian and vegan options however there is not a lot of variety, it tends to be the same thing everyday.

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  • 4
  • Emma from MA
  • Oct-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    In the dorm shown on the tour, they have access to a NICE kitchen area in case you want to forego the dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Azaria from Rochester, NH
  • Jun-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are great places to meet people, do work, and socialize. The food was not terrible either.

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  • 2
  • Harlyjane from Medway, MA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Personally, I really don't like the dining halls but I have friends who LOVE them so it really depends on you and your personal likings.

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  • 4
  • UVM Freshman
  • Dec-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is okay, other places to eat on campus are good/better. UVM tries to incorporate healthy, local food when they can. There's a campus restaurant that serves more pub style and breakfast food that's really good. There's a good cafe in the student center (the Davis Center) and a cyber cafe in the library. Other options include the Redstone Market and the Marche, which are both points locations.

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  • 4
  • Caroline from Coventry, CT
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two meal plants, points and unlimited. Points is where you have a set amount of points (1 point = 1 dollar) and you use it to buy a la carte items. Unlimited is your traditional dining hall experience. Both plans have a mix of dining hall blocks (times you can go to the dining hall) and points (number of points you can spend at retail dining locations). The food is pretty good; all of the chefs are professionally trained. There is a wide range of foods, and there is also a section in every location called myZONE, which has options for students who are vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free.

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  • 3
  • Bob
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is okay. All freshmen will be forced to use one semester of dining halls so that they do not have to manage the points system. The dining halls are consistently bad, but the good news is that second semester and onward students have to choice of opting for points dining, which allows you to choose from an array of better dining at the expense of managing your balance.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kj from Sandy, UT
  • Sep-17-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a little bit weird here. It exists but about half of it isn't really officially recognized by the school. The process of getting into greek life seems to be pretty subjective and they mostly just throw parties.

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  • 0
  • Anneliese
  • Jan-14-2016 I am a current student here

    Only about 10% of the school goes Greek, but it seems really nice for those who do. My suitemate rushed and she adores her sorority, plus the Greek houses are truly gorgeous and are closer to Burlington than most of the other dorms.

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  • 0
  • Emma from MA
  • Oct-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Evident on campus, but not overbearing

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  • 0
  • Azaria from Rochester, NH
  • Jun-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a part of campus but it is in no way overwhelming. If you're a part of it great, if not, great. It's more a personal decision.

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  • 0
  • Caroline from Coventry, CT
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are both sororities and fraternities on campus, but their presence is not obtrusive, and the people involved seem friendly and like good people.

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  • 0
  • Bob
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not very big at UVM. The few people who do decide to go greek enjoy it, but it does not drive campus social life and I wouldn't come to UVM if you care deeply about a large Greek social scene.

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Ridge, NY
  • Jun-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Not huge at this school but if you want to join a fraternity or sorority, you have great options!

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  • 0
  • Bethany from Franklin, VT
  • Jun-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't very popular at UVM. There are both fraternities and sororities, although there are just a handful of each.

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