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Why Vermont is a great state to live and study

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In July, CNBC released its annual list of the best places to live in America. In an article called “These 10 states are the best places to live in America,” author Scott Cohn weighed such factors as crime rate, quality of air, attractions, health, and several others, before finalizing his top ten. Ranked number one on Cohn’s list was none other than the Green Mountain State itself, Vermont.

Vermont was graded as an A+ for overall quality of life and was ranked among the top-rated states for inclusion, environmental beauty, crime rate, and overall wellbeing. The article also reports that nearly 77% of those surveyed in a recent Gallup poll stated that they felt “active and productive” –the highest rate in the nation. While Vermont may not offer as many large-scale attractions as others, it more than makes up for it with natural beauty and charm.

Burlington, the most populous city in the state, serves as Vermont’s cultural and economic focal point. An eclectic mix of old and new, Burlington offers a huge amount for both students and professionals alike. Whether it be taking in a Dragon Boat race on beautiful Lake Champlain, or touring the city’s robust roster of historic landmarks, Burlington features a wide variety of unique cultural experiences.

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Church Street, Burlington, VT

In the heart of Burlington sits University of Vermont. This prestigious university is one of the oldest in the United States. In addition to its beautiful campus and high academic rankings, UVM also offers a multitude of extracurricular activities for its students. From Division 1 athletics to national and international performers featuring at its Royall Tyler Theater, UVM has more than enough to provide entertainment between studies.

With its commitment to inclusion, safety, and cultural charm, Vermont is the perfect place to pursue an education, and to make your new home. Whether your stay is for four years or 40, Vermont could be the place for you.