The scenic home of the University of Vermont’s Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Science Graduate Program is Burlington, VT.

Burlington is Vermont’s largest city, located on beautiful Lake Champlain, which boasts a waterfront park, public boathouses and beaches. We are a bike-friendly city, with more than 1,000 miles accessible from the university and a great state for winter sports as well. When taking a break from research, students enjoy a variety of activities year-round, from biking, hiking, sailing, gardening, and fishing from spring through fall to skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter. Amazingly, all these activities are all less than 45 minutes from Burlington, so students really can have it all!

Burlington’s downtown area centers around the Church Street Marketplace, which is a popular spot for students to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops. Burlington also has a lively arts scene, with music, live theatre and dance, and art galleries. With events such as the Discover Jazz Festival, the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, the Vermont Brewers Festival, and the Burlington City Marathon and museums like the Shelburne Museum and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington always has something special happening.

Vermont is ranked #2 healthiest state by America’s Health Rankings, Burlington was rated #2 in the top 10 great places to live by Kiplinger in August 2013, and was named the best college town in December 2013 by Yahoo! Travel & Leisure. In 2014, Outside Magazine rated Burlington the 7th Best Town Ever due to our art culture, accessibility to outdoor activities, and health, while MSN Money rated us #4 in their article “Hottest City for 2015″ because of our sustainability movement in food and energy.

For more information about the great lifestyle Burlington, VT offers, check out the New York Times’ article: 36 Hours in Burlington, VT.