South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT 05405-0160

General Information

Type: Public institution
Year Founded: 1791
Religious Affilation: None
Academic Calendar: Semester
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 9,859
Geographical Setting: Urban
Endowment: $244,267,000


Application Fee: $45
Application Deadline: January 15
Selectivity: More selective


Tuition and Fees: $11,324 in-state, 26,308 out-of-state
Room/Board: $7,642

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial Services Offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


Career Services Offered: co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: 60%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: 79%
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Fletcher Allen Health Care, State of Vermont, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, American Express, Burton Snowboards, Mass General Hospital, University of Vermont, U.S. Government, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dufresne-Henry, Americorps, Allscripts Healthc


Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 1,420,000
Number of current serial subscriptions: 6,600
Number of microforms: N/A
Number of audiovisuals: 12,500
Number of ebooks: N/A
Other library facilities: Medical library, chemistry library, physics library, library research annex and archives

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: Agricultural & Environmental testing Lab, Agricultural experiment Station, ALANA Student Center, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Center for Research on Vt., Ctr. for Biomedical Research Excellence in Neuroscience, Charlotte the Vermont Whale Electronic Museum, Dairy Farm & Herd, Entomology Research Lab, Fleming Museum(art & cultural artifacts), Francis Colburn Gallery(art), Greenhouse Complex, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Horse-riding Arena, Horticulture Research Center, Instrumentation & Model Facility, Lake Champlain Science Center, Lake Research vessel(Melosira), Lane Series(performing arts), Living/Learning Center Gallery, Mass Spectrometry facility, McCrorey gallery for Multicultural Art, Molecular Modeling Facility, Morgan Horse Farm, Mount Mansfield Summit, Dairy Foods Research Ctr, Perkins geology Museum, Photo Cooperative, Pottery Cooperative, Pringle Herbarium, Proctor maple research Ctr, Research Ctr for Groundwater Remediation design, Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, Spatial analysis Lab, Structural biology facility, UVM Natural Areas, Vermont Cancer Ctr, Vt Ctr for Geographic Information, Vt Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Vt Lung Ctr, Zadock Thompson natural History Collection


Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 930
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): 46
Classrooms: 16
Labs: 11
Other areas: 26

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 1,000

Recommended operating system: N/A
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes


Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 53%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 7%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 5%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: 85%

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 53%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – No
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – No
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms (94%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (1%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (3%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: 32%
Doubles: 58%
Triples or Suites: 5%
Apartments: 5%
Other: N/A

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 63

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 100%
Fire alarms: 100%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 460 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Burlington, VT (2)
Nearest train station: Essex Junction, VT (8)
Nearest bus station: Burlington, VT (2)
Does public transportation serve campus? – Yes
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – No
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 30%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 15%
Average undergraduate wage: 1,650
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Not offered
Air Force ROTC: Not offered

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other


Most popular events: Homecoming & Parents Weekend, Lane Series(performing arts series), Aiken Lectures, President’s Lecture Series, TREK(outdoor challenge, leadership, community service), Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Hockey games, weekly free new-release movies, regional/national concerts/entertainers(ex. Jurassic 5, Mike Gordon, Roots, Leo Kotke, Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho), ALANA Talent show, Technology and Non-profit Career Fairs, Comida para la Gente(annual Alianza Latina dinner), Alternative Spring Break, Welcome Back Picnic, Burlington City events(e. g. Jazz Festival, Gospelfest, International Film Festival, Mardi Gras, First Night)