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What the students are saying about:
University of Vermont (9 of 10)
In many ways, Burlington is the east coast version of Boulder. Both are ideal college towns with an exciting music scene and vibrant restaurant and nightlife culture. "The town of Burlington is probably the best part of the college. Burlington is really laid back, and the people who live there really embrace the fact that a bunch of college kids live there for part of the year. There are great bars, also 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," says Casey, a sophomore. Like UC Boulder, UVM has one of the most breath-taking backdrops of any college, with Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Students at UVM are unanimous in their love of their school, the town, and the state of Vermont. "Burlington is the perfect college town, Lake Champlain, bars, outdoors stuff like skiing, hiking, hockey/ bball games. There's a lot of Vermont pride here."