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Top 10 schools whose locales are the envy of family and friends

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Vermont

University of Vermont

The town of Burlington, Vermont has a population of around 40,000 and is still the largest city in the state. Many consider it the ideal college town because it affords all the stimuli of a cultured city without the bustle of the larger metropolitan areas in the Northeast. Burlington also offers some of the most beautiful vistas east of the Mississippi. “The town of Burlington is probably the best part of the college. The scenery is awesome. There's nothing better than getting to see the mountains in the distance while you're on the way to class.” Students have plenty more to do than enjoying the views. “Each week UVM sends out a calendar filled with guest speakers, films, concerts, and events.” Music is a large part of the culture as well, “there is a concert hall down the road called Higher Ground, which attracts some really good bands like State Radio and the Disco Biscuits.” The main thing to remember is how many different options you have as a student, “there are a ton of clubs, Greek life, activities both within dorms and the student center that students can get involved in.” You don’t have to drink to enjoy the Burlington location either, “you can go out drinking or you can have just as a good of a time watching a movie posted up on a big screen outside. There is a lot of partying, but that is not what UVM is all about. If you want to party you can, but if you don't want to, you won't be pressured.” In a nutshell, “Burlington is really laid back, and the people who live there all year around really embrace the fact that a bunch of college kids live there for part of the year.”