At The University of Vermont—”a mid-sized university in a cute town that offers a quality education”—you’ll get that quintessential college experience: a relaxed but academically-focused atmosphere amid big stone buildings and beautiful foliage. The school is “earthy with a touch of prep, strong outdoor ties, [and] a solid academic program,” particularly in the sciences; the “ability to speak freely” is relished, and “UVM is about openness, acceptance, and sustainability while having fun.” “The University of Vermont is focused on building a community from within its classrooms, rather than its Division I sports program.”
Faculty are overall much-lauded, but most agree that there can be some bad teachers: “You may get an amazing professor, or a professor that will lead you to your death.” Small class sizes “allow for a more intimate learning experience,” as do the resources available (such as a learning co-op, writing center, and career offices).”I am on a first-name basis with all of my professors and I feel comfortable talking to them at any time,” says one senior environmental science major. The professors “can be tough on you, but it is reasonable.” “As long as you try your hardest and put in the time, you can usually pass,” says a student.
The school has a huge campus, but “it is very easy to travel” and the school’s “CATS buses help a huge amount, especially in bad weather!” There exists “a really good relationship with the Burlington community,” and the music scene is really big: “lots of great bands come to Burlington, both on and off campus.” Though not raging, students at UVM “know how to have a good time” in bars and at parties, and as far as pot use goes, one student summarizes: “It’s Burlington, VT. You don’t have to smoke, but you had better understand that 4/20 is a holiday.” “There’s something for everyone here, and it’s just a lovely place to be!” says a happy student. However, some think that the meal plans “could really improve to be more flexible and better quality,”
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