mountains. Burlington has great food, music, art, and a surprisingly big nightlife for a small city.
UVM had good academics and excels particularly in certain fields like medicine or anything environmental. Intro course may be lecture style but you quickly move to small classes specific to your degree.
The student body is not racially diverse but the community focuses heavily on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Burlington and UVM are left-leaning and progressive.
Newer dorms are wonderful, older dorms are ragged. Dining hall food is below par but other campus eating is very good.
UVM is not a typical state school. School spirit is very mellow, sports are not a heavy focus. Big sports are hockey, basketball, and soccer. There is not football team.
Clubs and organizations are also intertwined with the Burlington community so being a UVM student is also being a Burlington resident..