Burlington is one of the most loved small cities in America and maintains a steady presence on top college town lists. Burlington and Vermont conjure postcard scenery: Streets run from the edge of the University Green to the shore of Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains rise within a 20-minute drive from campus while the Adirondacks loom across the lake (two-hour reach via car and ferry). Montreal is 90 miles to the north.

UVM students are immersed in their landscape — head to the same mountains for recreation where you conducted research last week. Gather with friends in a crowded Burlington coffee shop before heading off to an internship or volunteer program. Burlington is beautiful, thriving and full of opportunity.