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University of Vermont
File:UVM Old Mill building 20040101.jpg
Burlington, VT
Established 1791
Students- 11,054
Undergraduates- 9,454
Postgraduates- 1,600
Endowment- 272 million
Mascot- N/A

The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, more commonly known as the University of Vermont or UVM, is a public research university and, after 1862, the U.S. state of Vermont's land-grant university. The University of Vermont is labeled one of the original "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

Founded in 1791, UVM is among the oldest universities in the United States and the fifth college established in New England after HarvardYaleDartmouth and Brown.

The university's 451-acre (183 ha) campus is located in Burlington. Features of the UVM campus include the historic University Green, the Dudley H. Davis Center—the first student center in the nation to receive U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification—the Fleming Museum of Art, and the Gutterson/Patrick athletic complex, home to UVM's Division I athletic teams. The largest hospital complex in VermontThe University of Vermont Medical Center, has its primary facility adjacent to the UVM campus and is affiliated with the UVM College of Medicine.