Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: The housing experience definitely depends on which building you live in. Most buildings are really great and spacious with a great social atmosphere, but a select few lack those things.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I can only speak for Honors College housing in University Heights North. It is absolutely amazing! Very large compared to average housing and great sense of community.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are very old and run down. They are not insulated very well and are very small. The housing process is a pain and results in many unhappy people. The social atmosphere varies depending on the building.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is pretty awesome. There are a couple of buildings that are a little bit older, but many are newer and nice.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's not fabulous as far as looks go - the walls and ceilings are rather shabby looking - but it's warm and dry.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 580th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 707th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1071st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1301st
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Hometown
Burlington, VT
Major
English
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UVM housing options span a few different campuses. Main Campus, the Athletic Campus (also called East Campus), and Redstone Campus are the most popular. UVM’s purchased the campus of the former Trinity College's in Burlington, which has increased the availability of on-campus housing. Most people try to avoid Main Campus because the rooms are small and cramped, but it is almost exclusively freshmen, providing a close-knit community.

The Living/Learning Complex rooms are more comfortable. They have a suite-style setup, bathrooms shared by four to six residents, and a common area. Why so nice? Students must apply and be accepted to a program, which subsequently entails extra work. For students who get stuck with a roommate who never studies, most dorms at UVM have adequate places to study. Additionally, every room is hooked up with free cable and high-speed Internet connection. UVM does not offer many alternatives to the basic dorm room, with the notable exception of Living/Learning, but the required two years of on-campus housing allows students to develop important ties to UVM, both socially and individually.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,500
Average Housing Costs
$6,650
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
54%
Number of Dormitories
31
Best Dorms
  • North and South Complex
  • University Heights
Worst Dorms
  • Harris-Millis
  • Mason-Simpson-Hamilton
Also Available
County Apartments and Ethan Allen Apartments can be rented through the ResLife department.
Did You Know?
The University offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Colchester, about five miles from campus, which are known as County Apartments and Ethan Allen Apartments. First priority for this housing is to students with families, then to single graduate or non-traditional-aged undergraduate students. UVM also offers one- and two-bedroom apartments at Winooski's new Spinner Place, which is less than a mile away from campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Chittenden-Buckham-Wills Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 410
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, kitchens in each building, one of the social dorms; Central Campus.
Christie-Wright-Patterson Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, close to the Wright Fitness Center, spacious greens, social justice program; Redstone Campus.
Converse Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Senior housing, close to Billings Student Center, magnificent architecture, close to Waterman Café; Central Campus.
Coolidge Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, one of the quiet dorms, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
Harris-Millis Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 640
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: In-hall dining, substance-free community, spacious lawn, close to athletic center; Athletic Campus.
Hunt Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Delehanty Deck, three kitchens in building, close-knit community; North Campus.
Jeanne Mance Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 155
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Delehanty Deck and Billings Student Center, residence hall desks; North Campus.
Living/Learning Center
Floors: 3 floors each
Number of Occupants: 575
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: In-hall dining, residence hall desks in each building, large commons area, kitchens; Athletic Campus.
Marsh-Austin-Tupper Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 430
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triples
Special Features: A quiet dorm, close to Harris-Millis Food Emporium, home of the Outdoor Experience Program; Athletic Campus.
Mason-Simpson-Hamilton Complex
Floors: 4 (Hamilton), 5 (Simpson), 6 (Mason)
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, close to the Wright Fitness Center, spacious greens, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
McCann Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, modern architecture, spacious greens, close to Waterman Café; North Campus.
Mercy Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 175
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, quad
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and Delehanty Deck, spacious greens, close to Waterman Café, one of the social dorms; North Campus.
Ready Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and the Round Room, spacious greens, academic break housing; North Campus.
Redstone
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 35
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, SAFE Program, close-knit community, spacious living conditions, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
Richardson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, close to the Round Room, spacious greens, academic break housing; North Campus.
Sichel Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and the Round Room, spacious lounges, carpeted rooms; North Campus.
Slade Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 24
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Substance-free housing, environmental co-op, spacious greens, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
University Heights North & South Complex
Floors: 5 floors each
Number of Occupants: 800
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Home to the Honors College, spacious lounges, close to Harris-Millis Food Emporioum, modern architecture; Athletic Campus.
Wing-Davis-Wilks Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 515
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, one of the social dorms, spacious living, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.

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