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Reviews 1246 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is high in Burlington.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food here is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's easy to have friends over because the dorms don't make you sign people in. You do need a swipe to get into the dorms though. So it's safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The unlimited plan definitely harbors more value, but the points plan lends to better eating habits and more local food.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the dorms on campus are really nice except 3 that are nicknamed the "shoeboxes" for being so small. Luckily, this summer (2015) they are knocking those dorms down and building new and better ones. UVM dorms are nice.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Living in the city of Burlington supplies me with a plethora of options off campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Every student wants more leniency at every college, but my school is as lenient as it gets.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was offered a large scholarship that made it possibly for me to attend, but the cost is still excessive

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall not bad, lots of options if on points

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most is really nice, but the older buildings are pretty awful

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some good locations but not a lot of options and that makes rent very expensive.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining has some really good options but it tends to be on the pricey-er side.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are ok if you go only to get drunk or smoke. If you're looking to socialize, it's not that easy to do because most people are looking to get drunk.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very lenient which can be a good thing. However, this means that a lot of illegal drug use goes on along with underage drinking. Also, their policies on sexual assault are pitiful. They more or less allow rapists to be not charged.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting financial is easy but they tend to over estimate how much aid they will give you when you get your initial statement.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is enough food for everyone but the quality is terrible. Sodexo is an awful food supplier that not only wastes a lot of food but mistreats its employees.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live on Trinity Campus and it is not worth what it costs. The buildings are very dirty and lack up keep (mostly due to the residents). Rules are rarely enforced. Broken glass is all around the door to my building. Northside cafe is actually terrible.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Most beautiful place I've ever seen but AWFULLY COLD from November through May.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I love UVM. I think my department is extremely high quality and has excellent and renowned professors. The courses in my two majors are rigorous and exciting. I can't say the same for many other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (this is not the school to go to if you want to be an English major - beware!) but overall I have really loved my classes and the time that I have spent at UVM. It keeps getting better every year.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: At least in the northeast, UVM is highly revered. If you didn't attend the school yourself, someone you know did. I am not concerned at all about finding a job or applying for grad school with a degree from UVM.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I met my boyfriend of 2 and a half years here so I certainly can't complain. I know it can be hard meeting guys who want more than a hookup, but as far as attractive guys go I think there's someone for everyone looks-wise

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: CAPS (the counseling and psychology services on campus) is AMAZING. I and pretty much everyone I know have used it at some point. The student health center is not great though. We also have one of the best teaching hospitals in the country directly on campus so if you need real healthcare, it's at your fingertips. The student health center is a different story though. The "doctors" (they're just PAs and nursing assistants) will give you whatever you want if you just ask for it. I've been told I have strep throat without a single test being performed (and the diagnosis turned out to be wrong - surprise!).

3 College Junior

Athletics: Good basketball and hockey teams (mens).

4 College Junior

Greek Life: As a member of Greek Life, I love it. It is how I have been able to really connect with my community here at UVM and in Burlington. I totally acknowledge that it's not a fit for everyone, but our Greek community is really growing (we've had new fraternities and sororities established on campus in the last year!) and has done some wonderful things for our community. We aren't the most traditional Greek school but our fraternity and sorority members are incredibly dedicated and active on campus and in Burlington.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. The housing prices are atrocious but the town is completely geared towards students. I found an apartment directly behind campus buildings but only a 10 minute walk from downtown. I absolutely love it!

If you would rather live in a house, there are options for that too. Landlords and policies really vary from property to property. But the extra freedom and options to cook (way better than on campus food) are totally worth it.


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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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