Athletics

Location
Burlington, VT
Undergrads
9,956
Tuition (in-state)
$35,612 ($15,284)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The only big sporting event is Men's Varsity Hockey. Tickets sell out most of the time.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are lots of options of activities to participate in.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our fitness center is probably one of the nicest that I have ever been to. I have been a part of many fitness centers over the years, but ours is kept incredibly clean and the people are really nice.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Athletics: I've only been to one sporting event - a soccer game - and there was nowhere near enough seating. But other than that, it seemed alright.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Incredible support for the school and its sports from all athletes and non-athletes.

2 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 189th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 866th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Hometown
Burlington, VT
Major
English
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UVM’s varsity sports have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, although it is still a mid-major Division I school in most sports. However, the men’s hockey team is regularly in the top 15 in the nation, and the skiing team has a number of team and individual national champions on its resume. While UVM lacks certain athletic powerhouses—like a football team, although a club team was recently established)—when the Catamounts start winning, people take note. UVM has a growing reputation as an upper-mid-major in Division I, with both basketball and hockey regularly competing for a chance into their respective NCAA tournaments. However, baseball and softball were recently cut and some other teams, like women’s hockey,  are still in the developmental stages and have a tough time competing in the highly competitive Hockey East.

Rated one of the most fit campuses in the nation, UVM is a school where just about anyone can get involved in some form of sport. There is basically a club for every sport offered—or not offered—on the varsity level, and some clubs, such as hockey, rugby, sailing, and equestrian, are often ranked as some of the top clubs in the country. Intramurals are also a great way to get loosely involved in competitive athletics.

 

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: America East
School Colors
Green and gold
School Nickname
The Catamount
Men Playing Varsity Sports
176 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
228 - 4%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Track and field
Club Sports
  • Aikido
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Cheerleading
  • Climbing
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Dance team
  • Dressage
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hoop dancing
  • Ice hockey (men's, women's)
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse (women's)
  • Nordic skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey (men's)
  • Rugby (men's, women's)
  • Running
  • Shooting sports
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer (men's, women's)
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tae kwon do
  • Target shooting
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's, women's)
  • Volleyball (coed, women's)
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Broomball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Foosball
  • Home run derby
  • Ice hockey
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Centennial Field
  • Forbush Natatorium
  • Gucciardi Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Gutterson Field House
  • Moulton Winder Field
  • Patrick Gymnasium and Fitness Center
  • Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Athletic Complex (PFG)
  • Post Field
  • Wright Fitness Center
Most Popular Sports
Hockey, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Skiing, golf
School Spirit
Students at UVM love their Catamounts! Students can be seen sporting their UVM attire on any given day around campus. Both the men's and women's hockey teams are followed religiously by students and local residents alike. The UVM men's team, in particular, has been very successful over the years. They have won four conference titles in the last decade alone. The men's basketball team has also experienced recent success-particularly in the 2005 NCAA tournament when they defeated perennial the powerhouse Syracuse in the second round.
Getting Tickets
Call (802) 656-4410
Best Place to Take a Walk
The bike path that winds behind the school and golf course

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 60% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 34% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 66 responses

  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 32% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 30% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 35% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 66 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 21% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 65% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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