The Best & Worst

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

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The weather (If you are a skier or outdoors person)
  2. 2
    Spectacular scenery
  3. 3
    Laid-back people
  4. 4
    Outstanding professors
  5. 5
    Progressive student body
  6. 6
    Safe and thriving city locale
  7. 7
    Access to Montreal
  8. 8
    An assorted slew of music, art, and food
  9. 9
    Easy access to the great outdoors
  10. 10
    Great skiing nearby

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
85% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
76% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
85% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
66% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
55% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
61% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
50% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
55% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 50% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The weather (cold winters and unpredictability)
  2. 2
    Parking (or lack thereof)
  3. 3
    Strict policies
  4. 4
    6 a.m. registration
  5. 5
    Few on-campus housing alternatives to dorm rooms
  6. 6
    Lack of school spirit
  7. 7
    Students can be cliquey (leftover high school mentality)
  8. 8
    Lacking diversity
  9. 9
    All those fun things to do might distract from schoolwork
  10. 10
    All that schoolwork might distract from the fun things to do

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $35,612, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,650.
Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 15% of students are minorities.
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