University of Vermont is a public research university established in 1791 at Burlington, Vermont. With over 10,000 undergraduates, this medium-sized university is among the original public ivies. The campus is located between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. It’s the fifth oldest school in New England, and the surrounding city makes for one of the best and safest college towns. The university has small average class sizes and the campus as a whole is well-known for its commitment to sustainability. With over 170 student organizations, 15 fraternities and sororities and three types of study abroad programs, its students have diverse and brilliant avenues at their disposal. UVM’s ski team is all sorts of amazing, with national championships under its belt. There’s also a lot to do in Burlington, whether it is skiing, canoeing, camping or relaxing by Lake Champlain. Notable alumni include philosopher & psychologist John Dewey and actor Ben Affleck. UVM promises academic opportunity alongside a fun, challenging and safe environment.