University of Vermont

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University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
motto Studiis et Rebus Honestis (English: For studies and other honest pursuits)
founding 1791
Sponsorship state
place Burlington , Vermont
country United States of America
president Tom Sullivan
Students 13.097
Professors 1200
Foundation assets approx. 326 million US dollars (2012)
University sports NCAA - Division I.
The Williams Hall building of the UVM
The UVM's Old Mill building
Statue of Ira Allen

The University of Vermont (also UVM after its Latin founding name Universitas Viridis Montis ) is a state university in Burlington in the northwest of the US state Vermont . With just over 10,000 students, it is the largest university in Vermont. The university has a good reputation in the fields of biology, environmental, agricultural and life sciences and is also known as Public Ivy .


The university was founded in 1791 on the initiative of Ira Allen as a private university under the name University of the Green Mountains and is the sixth oldest university in New England . In 1865 the university merged with the Vermont Agricultural College as a land-grant university , thus becoming a state and has since been officially called The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College .


The university's sports teams call themselves the Catamounts . The UVM is a member of the America East Conference . The UVM offers 20 different sports.

There are women's teams in the following sports: basketball, cross-country skiing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, scuba diving and athletics. The men's sports are: baseball, basketball, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, and athletics. All teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association , Division I. Most teams play in the America East Conference . The Hockey East Association hockey teams .

The UVM teams have won the America East Academic Cup three times in a row (2005, 2006, 2007). This makes the UVM the best university in the America East Conference with three titles in a row and a total of four titles. The ski team has won six national championships and 31 EISA titles.

A total of 12 NHL players emerged from the men's hockey team . Among them are Torrey Mitchell '07 ( San Jose Sharks ), Patrick Sharp '02 ( Chicago Blackhawks ), Martin St. Louis '97 ( Tampa Bay Lightning ), Éric Perrin '97 ( Atlanta Thrashers ), Tim Thomas '97 ( Boston Bruins ) and Aaron Miller '93 ( Vancouver Canucks ). Sharp, St. Louis, Perrin, Thomas and former NHL all-star John LeClair won the Stanley Cup in their careers . St. Louis also won the Hart Trophy as an MVP in 2004, along with the Art Ross Trophy (most points), the Lester B. Pearson Award and the NHL Plus / Minus Award .

The men's and women's basketball teams have grown to over 20 professional players. Between 2003 and 2007, the team traveled five times to the finals of the America East Championship and was able to secure the title three times in a row (2003-2005).

In 2007, the UVM soccer team won the America East Conference title.

A total of 36 former UVM athletes took part in 16 Olympic Games (13 winter, 3 summer) and together they won six medals.

Well-known lecturers

Well-known graduates

Politics and administration

Culture and art


Web links

Commons : University of Vermont  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. University of Vermont: A Message from Tom Sullivan, President, January 17, 2013, accessed March 17, 2013.
  2. a b c University of Vermont: Fast Facts , Accessed March 17, 2013.
  3. National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO): Endowment Market Value from FY 2011 to FY 2012 ( Memento of the original from May 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF, English; 523 kB), dated February 4, 2013. Accessed March 17, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ University of Vermont: History and Traditions , accessed March 17, 2013.
  5. ^ University of Vermont: Varsity Athletics , accessed March 17, 2013.

Coordinates: 44 ° 28 ′ 41.9 "  N , 73 ° 11 ′ 47.7"  W.