Poultney, VT
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Reviews 181 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There has been some issues lately with pipes bursting and students being evicting from housing because of mold.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus and everyone is generally accepting of each others viewpoints.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no greek life here at Green Mountain College.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a group on campus called Students for Sensible Drug Policy that spreads awareness for harm reduction and we have a Good Samaritan policy on campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The campus transportation is easy to use if you can find a schedule.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love being an Art Major and with the education degree I am receiving I will be able to teach more than just ART!

3 College Junior

Computers: There is supposed to wireless internet all over campus but its just not true. It is advisable to bring your own router so you can have wireless in your room. No use having all those wires.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is very lively, especially when its nicer out. The students here party as much as they work. It shows.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Its a pretty old town with very old buildings so there aren't many options for renting.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a pretty small town, being from the city its too small for me. I enjoy the peacefulness of the community, however there are some sketchy people in Poultney.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's kinda hard to live off campus so most people just live on campus. There is a kitchen on all of the floors in the residence halls. Mostly co-ed bathrooms. There is composting in the residence halls (sometimes flies.) There is a piano in Bouge which is nice and there is a TV in all the lounges. You need an Ethernet cable for the internet which can be bothersome. There is build in dressers, cabinets, and amours in the rooms which offers nice storage space. If you don't have an amour you get a closet. The floors are tile and can get cold so you'll probably want a rug.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They will "bust you" if you are being obnoxious but if you aren't causing a commotion or disturbing the peace you can pretty much do whatever you want.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel uncomfortable at all walking around campus by myself at night. There is pretty good lighting and the people are really chill. I wouldn't recommend you go into town alone at night however. You will likely run into some drunks from the bar and as a girl better safe than sorry.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: For a small town it's not bad. There is a Mcdonalds like 10 min away and a D&D like 5. There is a deli, pizza place, a bar, a Tae food place (excellent and cheap for the amount of food you get.) as well as a grocery store and a food co-op that you can get local and healthier groceries at. That's about it unless you take the bus to Rutland (20 min away) which as a variety of options including a Panera Bread (Delicious.)

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: They do offer some cool day trips that you can take through res life. You can go hiking and camping and they have gear you can rent located in the bottom of the student center. There is a small farm on campus complete with chickens, pigs and piglets, veggies, and cows. (You can get raw milk there. Sooooo Goood) There is also a river on campus that is a nice hangout spot. There is a bar a block away that has live music on Tuesday's and the school usually has a few events throughout the week. If you use your imagination you can find something to do. Most people just hangout and usually someone on campus is having a jam session if you like music. There is a art studio on campus that houses the art students work. It is what you make it. Word of advice: as you will find yourself getting bored limit your drinking to Thursday-Sat.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to go WWOOFing which offers you college credit and hands on learning. You sign up with the organization and if you get accepted by a participating farm. You get free housing and food in exchange fro working on the farm. You get knowledge, college, credit, a chance to go somewhere new, and meet new people. The only downside is you have to find your own way to the farm which can be tricky depending on where you go in the world.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Though I don't do drugs myself pretty much everyone here does at the very least pot. Those who do use drugs don't pressure you if you don't though. Do them or don't people don't really care either way. There is usually parties on the weekends. Some get busted but not many. People are pretty open and chill about what they do. If you feel uncomfortable around drugs and alcohol then this defiantly isn't the school for you but as I said you don't feel pressured at all if you don't do anything.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is no public transportation system that runs directly to the school. You either have to car pool or take a bus to Rutland VT and then take a bus or train from there. In Rutland the train only runs once a day and its usually late at night and a ticket will cost you upwards of $30 one way. You could take the bus to Burlington and there would be slightly more options but they are still pricey. Especially for college students on a budget. Invest in a car if you can or find someone who goes to the same place as you and give them some gas money. It will save you tons of money in the long run.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They did give me a good package considering I was out of state but I didn't get even close to a full ride. I transferred mid year so it might be different if you enroll in the fall. I have a lot of financial need and sadly I still have to pay over $10 grad a year.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: If you are going for sustainable agriculture and are looking for a small school it is nice. They have a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm on campus and you have to work so many hours doing both farm chores and veggie chores. Some of the food you pick even ends up in the dining hall which is cool. If you go WWOOFing working on organic farms across the world you can get college credit for it which is a great opportunity to see some of the world while also gaining experience. It's a "unpaid internship" and you get food and housing, working for free but gaining knowledge and credits.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It's college. You will have work and sometimes you will be stressed out about the workload but is manageable. If you put in a bit of effort you will see good results. Some classes are a piece of cake while others are difficult just as in any school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's not really the school to go to if you want to go pro. There is usually never a large crowd at the sports games.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a cute small town in Vermont.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Its not bad. In the Fall it is beautiful. Winter is kind of gloomy but winter tends to have that effect. Embrace it and go play in the snow.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I wish there was WiFi you have to use the Ethernet cables in the dorms which can suck at times.


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