The University of Vermont is situated near Lake Champlain between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and is located in Burlington – consistently voted one of the best small cities in the US, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. It was ranked as the #3 Green Campus by the Princeton Review. The Rubenstein School has 50 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 850 undergraduates, 140 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs, and 11 post-doctoral associates. The USGS Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is based in the Rubenstein School and large research groups include the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Aiken Forestry Science Laboratory (jointly operated with the U.S. Forest Service), and Gund Institute for Environment. UVM owns four research forests, 10 natural areas in the state that are managed by the Rubenstein School, and a new hybrid-electric research vessel on Lake Champlain.