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vermont, university of

public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Burlington, Vt., U.S. It is a land-grant university composed of the Graduate College and colleges of agricultural and life sciences, arts and sciences, education and social services, engineering and mathematics, and medicine, as well as schools of allied health sciences, business administration, natural resources, and nursing. The Robert Hull Fleming Museum was designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White and built in 1931. Bailey/Howe Library, built in 1960, contains more than one million books. The university operates the Morgan Horse Farm, founded in Weybridge in 1878. Total enrollment exceeds 11,000 students.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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