Burlington, VT
University of Vermont


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Recent Reviews

Kaya
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In general, I have enjoyed attending UVM. There are many positives, although I'll go over the negatives as well. The atmosphe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In general, I have enjoyed attending UVM. There are many positives, although I'll go over the negatives as well. The atmosphere is friendly, the people are helpful, and the campus is beautiful. Burlington is a great college city (although city is a strong word- don't expect a NYC or Boston, because it is quite small in comparison), and there's generally a lot to do around here. There are plenty of on-campus extracurriculars as well as things to do off campus. The restaurants around here are great, but some of them may be out of the price range of a typical college-student. That goes for many of the stores on Church Street; there are a lot of high-end boutiques that are fun to look at, but no average college student would be able to shop there! Luckily, public transportation here is free- with your student card, you can access the bus with no additional charge, which is pretty cool. You can also pick up free movie tickets to a local theater, valid Thursdays-Saturdays! The laundry is also free, but sometimes it's difficult to find an available washing machine. The dining halls are average- the food is usually alright. Sometimes there is an amazing dish, and sometimes you don't want any of that food in your mouth. There are many different residential halls, and it might be a little misleading when traveling the campus, because you will probably only see the nice ones. For instance, my dorm is pretty outdated, and the walls are very thin. As for the class sizes, it depends on the course you are taking. I'm mostly in smaller classes because of my specific tract, but I took a general psych course and it's in a huge lecture hall. The work-study jobs are varied; I got lucky with mine, because I usually have a lot of free time to do homework (see if you can work the front desk of a residential hall!). Intramural sports are fun- I never did a sport in high school, but I've always wanted to try hockey, so intramural is a good starting point for that. The library is really nice, and it has a tunnel leading to one of the dining halls, which is nice in the bitter cold of the winter (believe me, it gets really cold; it's extra windy, because of our close-proximity to Lake Champlain). There are often fun little events on campus, where you can get a bunch of free stuff- I've won multiple Amazon gift cards this past year, because sometimes people just don't show up, so I'd recommend going to a few of these. As for the negatives, the out-of-state tuition is intense. I have a scholarship and I'm still paying more than I can afford, so I would recommend really thinking about going here before willingly spending so much. Additionally, this past year the university made major cuts to the humanities and languages programs. A lot of courses were cut from my department, Asian Languages and Literatures, as well as the Romance Language department, the Classics department, the English department, etc. Some of the money is going to the STEM programs, but a lot of it is also going to building a new gym, which isn't necessary (there are three gyms on campus) and to a new events center (also unnecessary). Meanwhile, these professors' salaries are being cut, while the people in positions of authority are still getting paid the same excessive amount. So, if you are planning on getting a STEM degree, there's no problem, but if not, definitely be cautious about going forward. Additionally, there are so many distribution requirements here, which is frustrating. So, in general, I have had a good time, and there are definitely a lot of benefits to going here. However, make sure you weigh your priorities carefully. Is the money worth it? Is it worth it to spend time fulfilling these distribution requirements? What if they cut more of my classes? That's my take on UVM.

Hannah
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They like to promote that they have a large number of "politically active" students but when the students protest the nonsens...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They like to promote that they have a large number of "politically active" students but when the students protest the nonsense that happens in the administration they take full offense. Overall that whole issue is stupid and the administration is full of overpaid hypocrites. No weed or tobacco allowed on campus, not to mention the Wellness Environment has totally ruined on campus life.

Kai
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The campus has a very nice setting with Church Street within walking distance. It also feels very safe to walk around at nigh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus has a very nice setting with Church Street within walking distance. It also feels very safe to walk around at night with other safety features around campus. Burlington itself is a nice college town with very friendly people. The professors are helpful and available outside of classes.

Tori
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I am a Freshman at UVM and all I have to say is that I LOVE IT. I come from out of state, and immediately the people in Vermo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a Freshman at UVM and all I have to say is that I LOVE IT. I come from out of state, and immediately the people in Vermont are much more kind/laid back. They are not materialistic, and only care about your character. It's very refreshing considering I come from an uptight community. The location is absolutely amazing. The sunsets are so beautiful, whenever it snows its like a winter wonderland, and church street is the absolute best place to shop and hang out. I love to ski so the accessibility to ski mountains is pretty rad. UVM guides you through your first year pretty well, but they also give you enough space to really find yourself and how you want to spend your time at UVM. There are countless clubs and opportunities to get involved, as well as free events almost every weekend/weekday! Not a lot to complain about as I spend my first year at UVM! Go Cats!!

Olivia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the culture here. I love the area. Vermont is beautiful and has so much to offer. Burlington is one of the biggest hig...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the culture here. I love the area. Vermont is beautiful and has so much to offer. Burlington is one of the biggest highlights. Moving to UVM was one of the best decisions I ever made. It got me out of my comfort zone into something that would help me learn and grow as an individual. I'm extremely lucky to be involved in some of the best clubs and organizations out there and we have some of the most amazing staff you'll ever meet. GO CATS!

Katie
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I love my school, I wish everybody could go here. The atmosphere is welcoming, energetic and accepting. The academics are cha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school, I wish everybody could go here. The atmosphere is welcoming, energetic and accepting. The academics are challenging, but rewarding. I have met some of my best friends in the entire world here. My professors have helped not only through academic issues, but through personal as well. My advisers are attentive and the staff is always up to help you. I am extremely involved on campus because every organization is open for joining and all of the members are excited to have you on board.

Sierra
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Beautiful Campus, smaller size which I prefer, and there are many resources available. I am very pleased with this school and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Beautiful Campus, smaller size which I prefer, and there are many resources available. I am very pleased with this school and the opportunities it offers. The people are very friendly and the teachers care about their students success. I am most pleased with the academic resources available.

Hanz
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The University of Vermont is overwhelmingly accepting of all students, regardless of physical or mental differences. The bett...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Vermont is overwhelmingly accepting of all students, regardless of physical or mental differences. The better food options can be quite limited and overpriced, and the dining halls are extremely inconsistent with quality. Housing can be good or bad, depending on your luck and the people around you, and off-campus housing can be hard to come by and very expensive as Burlington is a college town. Despite this, professors at the University of Vermont truly care and want you to succeed, and its easy to get involved with clubs or activities on campus, as the Greek life community is relatively small and does not monopolize things to do. The winters can be cold and unforgiving, but campus is absolutely beautiful, and the location between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains is perfect for anyone wanting to get outside and be more connected to the natural world. I love most everything the University of Vermont and the community based around it have to offer, and I truly cannot imagine attending college anywhere else.

Anthony
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This school is great, there is a lot to do with a wide diversity in students. There isn't much conflict between groups of peo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is great, there is a lot to do with a wide diversity in students. There isn't much conflict between groups of people but there much a diversity between those who have money and don't. If you want to attend this university one must come with an open mind.

Olivia
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Overall, this school and Burlington felt like home. I was very fortunate to be a student here. I even had the opportunity to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, this school and Burlington felt like home. I was very fortunate to be a student here. I even had the opportunity to start a club that is still thriving. Also, with the help of the Peace Corps recruiter on campus, I was able to fulfill my dream and join the Peace Corps.

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