University of Vermont

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The oldest and largest university in the state of Vermont is the University of Vermont, known as

UVM which stands for the original Latin name of the college: Universitas Vidris Montis.

Situated high atop the hill that defines the Burlington cityscape, take the opportunity to glimpse

the stunning views of Lake Champlain and the ancient Adirondack Mountains on one side of

campus and the spine of the Green Mountains that give the state and the school its name on the

other. UVM is also one of the oldest colleges in the country as it was founded in 1792 when Ira

Allen, one of the founders of the state of Vermont, donated the beautiful land upon which the

campus is now located for the creation of a university. Several of the most prominent buildings

on campus have stood there for over a century and no trip to Burlington is complete without

taking in their Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, and Colonial Revival splendor. UVM today has

an undergraduate population of approximately 10,000 students and is well known for its

environmental studies program; the university truly contributes a great deal to what makes

Burlington and the state of Vermont so special. Take advantage of the free shuttle bus service

that runs up and down College Street for easy access to the campus or, to learn more about the

university and effortlessly experience its grandeur, take the two-hour segway tour offered by

Burlington Segways.

Our address

Dudley H. Davis Center, Central Campus, 590 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
44.4758651, -73.1963996

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