Life in VT
The University of Vermont is situated in Burlington, VT—one of America’s liveliest and most beautiful small cities. Located on the east shore of Lake Champlain and bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is a perfect base for nearly any sort of outdoor adventure. From kayaking on Lake Champlain or one of several nearby whitewater rivers, downhill skiing at Stowe or Smuggs, bike riding on mountain trails or country roads, there is always something to keep you smiling in the great outdoors.
Burlington is filled with unique restaurants and shops, and draws tourists from all over the world. There are numerous concerts, plays and festivals to fill your evenings and weekends. At the same time, we are only a short drive from Vermont’s beautiful countryside and small towns. Burlington is at the center of a strong local foods community, and the surrounding area abounds with apple orchards, artisan cheeses, mini-breweries, and blueberry farms.
Whether it is the Huffington Post’s recent listing of the University of Vermont as one of the “10 best places to go to college”, Outside Magazine’s ranking of UVM as #9 in its list of the top 25 colleges for outdoor enthusiasts, or the League of American Bicyclists selection of UVM as one of the 26 most “bicycle friendly universities” in the nation, the outstanding quality of life at the University of Vermont is internationally recognized. Come and explore for yourself the joy of life in Vermont!