University of Vermont

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University of Vermont
City: Burlington, Vermont
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (alpine & nordic), soccer, softball, swimming, indoor & outdoor track and field[1]
Colors: green
Mascot: Catamounts

The University of Vermont (or UVM) is a Vermont public university chartered in 1791.[2] The school was initially private, but changed after the Morrill Land-Grant College Act in 1862 and the addition of the State Agricultural College. It ranked #96 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]


Ira Allen, who is considered to be UVM's founder, undertook much of the funding and initial planning. The university's first building was destroyed by fire in 1824; Marquis de Lafayette designed its replacement, the Old Mill building.[2]