City with a Conscience

Vermont, and its largest city, are both earthy and experimental, which creates a utopian location for crafting a college experience. Burlington and Vermont have long histories of cultivating creative expression, accessible governance, tolerance and diversity, and respect for the natural world. Burlington's character seems to rub off on the UVM student experience.

Burlington boathouse on Lake Champlain

Vermonters — past and present — often earn reputations for changing the world. Some notable names:

Influential Vermonters of the Past
Modern-Day Neighbors

Culture of Change

Folks in Burlington and Vermont like to think they walk the walk in terms of making the world a better place, and the mutually beneficial relationship between the city and campus means students support that mission alongside permanent residents.

Burlington is known for …