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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love staying in a suite. There is so much space but it is pretty far from my classes.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plan at Northside is annoying. There are too many fatty foods. When I toured they made it seem like all their food was local and healthy.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love Burlington! It was the main reason I knew I belonged here!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UVM Hockey is the only varsity sport I think I hear about weekly. People love to go to the games but I haven't heard anything about the basketball team. Club sports are pretty low key but, as volleyball player, we try to get word out. People love attending games and there is a lot of school spirit. The gym is great and provides a lot of equipment.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It doesn't affect you if you're in Greek life or not. It is a low-key thing. Non-Greeks hate Greek life for some reason. Greek students only don't like non-Greeks who disrespect their house or them. Otherwise they all get along great.

3 College Senior

Majors: UVM accepts the CommonApp, so it's an easy application format.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I went to some frat parties freshman year when I didn't know of any house parties. They are fun, but can be hard to get into. Only 10% of students are in greek life, it's not a big deal here.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Burlington isn't a big city, but it does have a lot of different restaurants, local and ethnic.

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3 College Senior

Administration: I'm sure it's pretty similar to other unviersities. A lot of student groups are on campus and it's not uncommon to see a protests or rally.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never had any safety issues or concerns, and I don't think any of my friends have either. Burlington is really safe, and everyone is nice to one another for the most part. Although, I'm sure issues happen just like any other university...

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I loved living in the dorms, it was really fun. The dorms are pretty typical, nothing too fancy but not bad. UHeights are the nicest dorms, but I think Redstone is the most fun. We partied in the dorms a lot but only got in trouble once. If you aren't too stupid it isn't hard to stay out of trouble, most of the RA's are pretty chill.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The hockey team is usually pretty good, and the basketball team is alrlight. Varsity sports are not a huge part of student life, but going to the hockey games is pretty common and fun. Intramural sports are really fun, do them. The gym on campus is pretty nice too.

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: I'm in-state and they don't give me s**t…..

4 College Senior

Academics: UVM has some really interesting professors. The lecture classes can be typical big university classes, but once you finish those I found the small classes to be really interesting. The smaller classes are definitely more difficult, but I liked them more. Some teachers are better than others, but I never had a "bad" professor. There are quite a few classes to choose from (at least within my major), so I was able to take classes that sounded interesting to me. The library is generally pretty packed most of the week and on Sunday, but it's easy to find a seat. I found some professors to have a liberal bias, but hey, it's UVM.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Burlington was recently ranked the #1 college town. It's awesome to put it simply. Lots of beauty, fun people, and a lot to do for a city of its size. It gets cold, but it is bearable. I know kids from warmer states that were scared of the cold at first, but everyone gets used to it. Burlington has a lot of outdoor activities too, hiking, skiing, watersports, etc. Burilngton is also only an hour and a half from Montreal, so it's really close to a big city if you ever need to get away from college for a little bit. Bars in Burly are also fun, a good selection of places to choose from and a lot of people show up on the weekends.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: You can find a party/people partying virtually any night from Wednesday-Saturday. Some people will party/go out the other nights of the week, but it isn't as common. Frat life isn't huge at UVM, it's here but I personally spent most of my time at dorm/house parties. Almost everyone goes out and parties when it is warm, but when it gets really cold people decide to stay in more often, but a lot of people still go out to parties or bars. I've partied at a lot of different schools and UVM is definitely one of the better places to party.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There's a variety of all different kinds of people. The guys are typically laid back and chill, while the girls tend to be more stuck-up.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is way too expensive, and needs more variety.

College Senior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, because I find it very difficult to obtain one in psychology without graduate experience.

2 College Senior

Administration: I think that the school way too strict, and the fines are ridiculous.

3 College Senior

Academics: I am a psychology major, and while I definitely found some courses to be interesting, I found many to be a little dull. I am more interested in hands-on experience and clinical psychology, rather than the research. However, if you are interested in research psychology this is a great program.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: UVM is definitely a great university and I have learned a lot from this school. However, I do wish the classes offered were more interesting and less theory and research-based.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Burlington is a great city, and it is surrounded by beautiful mountains and Lake Champlain. There are a lot of cute little shops on Church Street, and locals are generally pretty friendly.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The fitness classes are great, the gym is nice, theres lots of spirit for hockey games.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The biggest scholarship they had doesn't make much of a dent in the giant tuition.

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Students are in agreement that the University of Vermont is a remarkable place to go to school. The refreshing environment and lovely surroundings meld well with the progressive, laid-back city of Burlington. One particular area students wish to see change is an increase in the amount of racial diversity. Perhaps the coming years will bring a more diverse application pool, allowing students to learn in a varied and culturally aware environment. And while less consequential factors, such as parking or Greek life, were neither praised nor abhorred, the most important aspects of college—academics, atmosphere, and housing—consistently achieved superior rankings according to the students.

Compared with most other state universities, the University of Vermont offers a very competitive educational experience in an unbeatable setting. UVM is like an epicenter—it's within a day’s drive of New York, Boston, the Atlantic Ocean, and Canada. The University of Vermont houses provocative and diverse thoughts, mixed with a dedicated student body and the additional flair of Burlington. The verdict is in: UVM is a beautiful school with a rigorous academic curriculum, mixed in a place that people come to enjoy, and, surely, continue to love.

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