There are many universities and colleges in the state of Vermont. This article will focus on public and non-profit colleges in Vermont and their surrounding area. Vermont is considered part of New England and borders New Hampshire to the east, Massachusetts to the south, New York to the west, and Canada to the north. It’s known for its fall foliage, skiing, and maple syrup!
Vermont’s summers are warm and winter, snowy. It’s also home to Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, forest, and farmland. This means there are year-round activities for everyone! Residents can also enjoy the long pedestrian zone in Burlington, take a tour at Ben and Jerry’s factory, or visit the state capital of Montpelier. Because of its location and size, it’s also easy for people to explore neighboring states and even go out of the country to Canada.
Northern Vermont University (NVU)
Northern Vermont University has two campuses within the state. One is located in Johnson, Vermont which is in the northwestern part of the state and the other is in Lyndonville in the northeast. Both campuses are located in rural areas and offer an abundance of outdoor activities and within driving distance to city amenities. NVU’s Johnson campus is near Stowe which is a ski town in the middle of the Green Mountains. It’s just one hour from Burlington (Vermont’s largest city), 3.5 hours from Boston, and 1.5 hours from Montreal. The Lyndonville campus is located under 2 hours from Burlington, under 4 hours from Boston, and a 3-hour drive to Montreal.
Northern Vermont University offers small campuses with about 1,000 students on each but have plenty of degree programs to choose from. Both participate in NCAA Division III sports, the North Atlantic Conference, and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. NVU’s mascot is a Badger. Like other universities, there is a variety of student activities and organizations and they offer dormitories and family housing for those students with children and spouses. For more information check out NVU’s website.
University of Vermont
University of Vermont (UVM) is in Burlington. Burlington is a lively city that holds numerous events throughout the year. It also has a very pedestrian-friendly downtown located near beautiful Lake Champlain. All within walking distance from the university.
UVM has a ton of degree programs to offer it’s 10,000 students along with an abundance of clubs, organizations, and activities to match. UVM is part of the NCAA Division I Athletic organization and the mascot is a Catamount (which is a cat in case you didn’t know what it was). For more information check out UVM’s website.
Castleton University is located in the central part of the state near the New York border. Named after the small town it’s located in, Castleton is close to many of Vermont’s major ski resorts, 15 miles from Rutland, and about an hour’s drive from the shopping centers in the Saratoga, New York area. Its study body is around 2,000 students and they have a variety of degree programs.
Castleton University has a large intercollegiate athletic program that competes in NCAA Division III sports. Castleton’s mascot is a Spartan. They do have on-campus housing as well. For more information check out Castleton’s website.
Community Colleges in Vermont
The state of Vermont also has two public community colleges.
- Community College of Vermont (CCV) in Winooski and Montpelier
- Vermont Technical College, Randolph