of Vermont has been chosen
as one of the nation's best colleges at fostering social responsibility
and public service by The Princeton Review and Campus Compact. UVM is featured
along with other distinguished and service-minded institutions across the
country in The Princeton Reviews "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great
Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement."
Kaplan/Newsweek: UVM one of nation's 25 hottest schools
2006 edition of the Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide has chosen UVM for its
25 Hot Schools" list. Schools on the list are "creating buzz among students,
school officials and longtime observers of the admissions process," says
the guide, and are "preparing students well for a complex world." The UVM
profile makes note of the 80 new tenure-track faculty the school is in
the process of hiring, the $300 million in capital investments it is making,
and the 65 percent increase in applications the university has seen since
full UVM profile and list of hot schools can be viewed online at msnbc.com.
UVM among top ten 'sustainability stars'
Business named UVM one of 10 Higher Education Sustainability Stars in its
June 2006 issue. The magazine selected 10 colleges for "their efforts to
respect the environment and the communities that surround them in economically
feasible ways." The article noted that UVM's "key accomplishment" has been
"institutionalizing environmental concerns," which includes the university's
goal of becoming the leading environmental university in the country. UVM's
Environmental Council; its grant program to encourage environmental initiatives
stemming from student and faculty work; and the EcoReps program, which
pays students to teach their peers about recycling, were provided as examples
of how UVM has made environmental concerns a priority. The
full University Business article can be read on their Web site.
UVM still a 'best value' public university
UVM appeared on the Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranking of best value
public colleges in the magazine's February 2007 issue, the sixth ranking
the magazine has conducted. After gathering information about top public
colleges and universities, from average SAT scores and student/faculty
ratios to total costs and students' average debt at graduation, the magazine
created a list of "the 100 schools that offer the best combination of high-quality
academics and affordable costs." UVM ranks 82 in the '07 survey. The final
list was culled from over 500 public colleges and universities in the country.
UVM a top public for placing grads in best medical, law, and business schools
Wall Street Journal survey placed the University
of Vermont #18 in a list
of the top 30 public universities ranked for their success in placing students
in the nation's most prestigious medical, law, and business graduate programs.
There are over 500 public universities and colleges nationally. Harvard,
Yale, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, University
of Chicago, and MIT were
among the 15 graduate programs whose admissions records were surveyed to
develop WSJ's top "feeder schools" list.
UVM excels in areas both mainstream and extraordinary
Princeton Review's 2006 edition of "The Best 361 Colleges" calls attention
to the university's ideal size, noting that "… the trend at UVM is toward
small classes not larger." The guide also highlights the range and quality
of academic offerings: "The university excels in areas both mainstream
— education, political science, English, nursing, business administration,
and sociology — and extraordinary… (the) Rubenstein
School for the Environment and Natural Resources, for example."
UVM's academics, opportunities and setting appeal to students nationwide
to the 2006 Fiske Guide to Colleges, "For a (student) sizing up public
universities, there could hardly be a more appealing place than UVM… With
beautiful scenery, challenging coursework, and an abundance of clubs and
co-curricular pursuits, the University
of Vermont draws students
from around the country." The guide goes on to describe UVM students as
"curious, intellectual, and willing to work hard. They enjoy giving their
all both in the classroom and outside…"
Student raves about UVM's Honors College
an Associated Press feature appearing in USA
"Bronwyn Stippa had all but made up her mind to attend New
a top-notch private college. A visit to the University
of Vermont, where she had
been accepted to a new honors college, was a favor to her parents.
"'I came up, and it was just mind-blowing,' she said.
'I totally did a 180.' Vermont
promised her access to top professors and special courses, and a financial
aid package that dwarfed NYU's.
"Since she enrolled, Vermont
has also shown it can push her just as hard as any private college.
"'Coming here, I figured I would have to challenge myself more, that
it would be maybe easier than going to NYU,' said Stippa, a freshman from
Coxsackie, N.Y. 'I'm realizing that's not the case at all.'"
UVM soars above peer institutions in creating quality student-faculty relationships
to other national universities, UVM ranked significantly higher than its
peers in the quality of students’ relationships with faculty, according
to the National Survey on Student Engagement. UVM also ranked higher in
quality of academic advising, student relationships with other students,
student relationships with administrative personnel and offices, in the
emphasis the university places on special events on campus (i.e. special
speakers, cultural performances, athletics events), and in student attendance
of those events. To determine the scores, NSSE surveyed over 245,000 first-year
and senior students at 529 participating four-year colleges and universities.
of Medicine among best schools for primary care
News & World Report's 2007 edition of America's
Best Graduate Schools ranked the University of Vermont
College of Medicine fourteenth for quality in primary care training
among the country's 125 medical schools. The medical school rankings are
based on assessments by medical school deans and senior faculty, admission
acceptance rates, test scores, faculty/student ratios and other factors.
The primary care rankings include assessment of the percentage of medical
school graduates who enter primary care residencies in family practice,
pediatrics and internal medicine.
One class was all it took …
the opening of story in the Washington
Post on the National Survey of Student Engagement:
"The University of Vermont
came alive for Carly Lehrer, a visiting high school senior, during a lecture
last month on environmental science. It was , and Lehrer was half asleep, but the room buzzed with energy
and interest. That told her, in a way no college guide had, that Vermont
was a school she would love to attend."
UVM a top public university
ranked 42nd on U.S. News & World Report's latest "Top Public Universities"
list. UVM ranked 5th among publics in percent of classes with 50
or more, 8th in percent of classes under 20, and 27th in graduation and
retention rate. There are over 500 public colleges and universities in
the United States.
UVM among nation's "fittest" schools
a survey of more than 10,000 students representing 660 campuses nationwide,
UVM ranked among the nation's top ten schools for fitness. The survey was
conducted by Men's Fitness magazine in conjunction with The Princeton Review.
Taking the view that a healthy body contributes to a sharp mind, the survey
looked for campuses with healthy meal programs, good access to fitness
education and facilities — including fitness trainers and rehabilitative
support for injuries — and high campus safety rates.
UVM's spectacular campus …
the opening of a story in the Boston
Globe on the UVM hockey team:
"A sensation of spectacular spaciousness greets you as you stand at
the edge of Lake Champlain, your vision of
life at that moment dominated by the Green Mountains
on one horizon and the Adirondacks on the other.
But if you meander up College Street,
cross over a bustling Church Street
with its shops and restaurants, stroll past a series of tidy homes, and
navigate the modest hill, you find yourself in a cozy pastoral setting
that envelops you in an intimate ambiance that cannot be described, only
You have arrived at the University
UVM one of America's
"Most Connected Campuses"
Princeton Review's 2004 edition of "America's
Most Connected Campuses" ranked the University
of Vermont 20th among 357
top colleges and universities surveyed for technological sophistication.
The survey examines computing capabilities, technology policies, and coursework.
The result is a list of the most wired — and, increasingly,
wireless — schools in the country.
Burlington one of nation's
top college towns
excerpt from an Outside magazine article that put Burlington
in the #11 spot in its list of the nation's 40 best college towns: "Location,
location, location… It doesn't get much better than Burlington…"