School Spotlight: University of Vermont

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

How did the University of Vermont receive its nickname, UVM? The initialism comes from the university’s Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis (University of the Green Mountains), which is quite apt, given the school’s location in foothills of the Northeast Appalachians. Known for its artsy vibe and vast array of outdoor opportunities, Burlington makes an ideal college environment for UVM’s 10,700 undergrads. The University offers over 100 majors in seven schools and colleges, from Animal Science to Public Communication, from Civil Engineering to Secondary Education. Within the College of Arts & Sciences, motivated first years seeking an interdisciplinary perspective can participate in Teacher-Advisor Programs that utilize writing-intensive seminars and thoughtful advising. The most recent seminar offerings include “Dance in the Contemporary World” (in the Fine Arts TAP), “Geology with Google Earth” (in the Natural Science and Math TAP), and “Meanings of Madness” (in the Social Science TAP). As a public research university, UVM attracts students from across the country; out-of-state scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $20,000 help to sweeten the deal. Fun fact: Join the UVM Outing Club to experience backpacking in the White Mountains, snowshoeing at Stowe Pinnacle, or canoeing in the Adirondacks.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.