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At a Glance

Unity by the Numbers


Unity Environmental University is an independent not-for-profit educational institution founded in 1965. It was the first institution of higher education in the nation to divest from fossil fuel investments in 2012, and its curriculum is anchored in sustainability science and experiential learning. Through its academic Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs) it grants associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. At a glance, information about Unity shows: 

  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 36:1
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Average GPA: 3.35
  • Baccalaureate Students:
    • Distance Ed: 6522
    • Hybrid Learning: 20
  • Graduate Students: 894
  • Male to female ratio: 1:3
  • No fraternities or sororities
  • 77% of students receive financial aid – University wide
  • Experiential program sites in almost all 50 states and with the following partnering national and international organizations:
    • American Conservation Experience
    • Discover Eden
    • International Volunteer HQ
  • 97% of recent Alumni indicated they were employed or pursuing graduate degrees within 6 months of graduation
  • $61,100 – Average salary of recent Unity graduates
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Committed to the principle that all of its students, faculty, and staff have a right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, or previous military experience

Unity Environmental University is built on the Enterprise Model and is comprised of four Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs).  Three SEBUs focus on academics and the fourth is a group of individual revenue generating businesses which are the real-world manifestation of our curriculum.

Our academic SEBUs include Distance Education which provides a strictly online education, and Hybrid Learning offers students online or face to face learning with a residential experience.