Facilities

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

Facilities: The student center is very new and works well for all student needs. Many pass through it on their way to other spots, but many stay to chill with their friends. It's a good place for studying if you can deal with it being crowded. Many facilities on campus are outdated and come from the Brutalist era of architecture in the mid-70s. They are quite ugly and are only there to serve their purpose, nothing else. The older buildings on campus look great on the outside but need some work inside. Many have interesting murals on the walls from the 70s. The athletic center is very good but also a bit outdated however the amount of money and time put into it when it was built and the facilities space makes it a good place to work out or train. The scientific facilities are quite outdated in terms of the buildings but inside we have the equipment to do many experiments.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I'm a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology major in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The professors all really care about how you are doing, both personally and academically. I don't feel as though I'm just a number here, at least not in my RSENR classes. People do like to party here, but it's easy enough to find something else to do on weekends if you're like me and that's not your scene. Many of the buildings are pretty old, but it just shows character in my opinion. I love spending time in the Aiken Center's green room, the Davis Center, the library, and the Patrick Gymnasium.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some of the buildings are old, but the newer ones are pretty great--the Aiken Center and the Davis Center for example--I love spending time in the gym and at the Bailey-Howe library. There are green spaces on each of the campuses and on warm afternoons you'll see dozens of students lounging around or playing pickup games of Frisbee or football. One of the weirdest traditions UVM has is the naked bike ride--which happens on the last day of classes each semester--it begins at midnight, so if you don't want to participate I'd suggest staying inside or going downtown on those nights!!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Fairly nice gym and indoor track. Pool as well and many tennis and racquetball courts as well as outdoor trails to run on.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Living on campus is like being a prisoner your first two years are forced to stay on campus however other than the residence halls student life is pretty nice.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 48th
    Best Student Centers
  • 521st
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1007th
    Best Library
  • 1051st
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Hometown
Burlington, VT
Major
English
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The University of Vermont is a fairly large school, and with it comes a number of facilities. While some take solace in a morning run around the track, others may prefer to work out in the fitness center and enjoy the panoramic view of the sun burning away at the frost. Likewise, students may prefer to study among their peers in the library or immerse themselves in a book near the fireplace in Billings. Depending on your preference, there is likely a little taste for you. UVM provides students with a number of facility options ranging from the solitude of secret study places to the flurry of high-octane hockey games.

The athletic facilities are simply beautiful, which is due to the University's commitment to provide its students with updated equipment. Best of all, the whole facility overlooks the soccer field and offers unobstructed views of the Green Mountains. UVM also has a number of indoor basketball hoops, an indoor track, indoor tennis courts, an ice rink, a climbing wall, and a dance studio. In addition, the athletic complex offers daily and weekly classes in cardio-jam, kickboxing, and yoga. The Billings Student Center houses numerous places to study, the University radio station, club spaces, and the school’s newspaper, Vermont Cynic.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
275
Campus Size
1,682 acres
Student Centers
Dudley H. Davis Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Popular Places to Chill
  • Davis Center Atrium
  • The Green
Bar on Campus
Brennan's Pub on first floor of the Davis Center
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Henderson's Café on third floor of Davis Center attached to the bookstore
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but Roxy Cinema is a short walk away on College Street.
School Slang
  • Chron/Chronic: Something that tastes delicious.
  • Dank: Awesome.
  • Heady: Way above average.
Favorite Things To Do
Head to the Davis Center Atrium for a quick game of pool between classes, or if you're done for the day and looking to relax (and 21 years old), grab a local brew in Brennan's Pub, also on the first floor. Check your e-mail at one of the Davis Center's many computer stations or grab a coffee at Henderson's Café. You'll know it's spring when the green is filled with students and Frisbees. Also, keep an eye out for the once-a-year Wingfest and make sure to grab tickets to the Fallfest and Springfest concerts. Wingfest
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 47 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 24% Go downtown and to the waterfront
  • 20% Ski!
  • 20% If you have a car, VT is perfect for activities
  • 12% Hike in nearby areas
  • 12% Party
  • 4% Hang out with my Christian friends
  • 4% Go to Petco
  • 4% Sit in the amphitheater on athletic campus

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 8 responses

  • 22% My dorm
  • 17% Davis Center Atrium
  • 17% The Green
  • 17% Amphitheater
  • 17% Redstone Green
  • 6% Library
  • 6% Hedgemeer

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 30% NAKED BIKE RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 30% HALLOWEEN :)
  • 20% 420.
  • 20% NONE! All of them are drug fests

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 4% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 43% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 53% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 51 responses

  • 8% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 14% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 41% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 37% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Henry the ghost! He lives in Converse.
  • 33% Ghosts in the castle dorm

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 6 responses

  • 100% Work-study jobs that you can do hw at

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