Vermont and New England
New England is one of the most beautiful regions in America, with mountains, lakes, and resorts nearby. Going to University in New England is an attractive proposition given the region's reputation for top US universities. When you choose to study in Vermont, you have decided on the perfect university location - the state of Vermont's low crime rate, excellent public transportation, free buses for students, and exceptionally clean air and water resources, make Vermont an ideal choice for getting your degree.
- Vermont has been ranked 'America's Healthiest State' for the 4th consecutive year by America's Health Rankings.
Situated in the heart of the quaint city of Burlington, the 460-acre University campus is walking distance from:
- downtown core of Burlington - restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, art galleries, entertainment
- Lake Champlain - one of northeast USA's most stunning natural preserves. 587 miles of shoreline within the state of Vermont, and the edge of New York state and Canada. The lake measures 12 miles across at its widest.
- 3 sandy beaches
- one of the oldest minor league baseball parks
For clean, fresh air and exercise, there is an abundant range of outdoor activities, from snow sports to canoeing, hiking and camping.
Outdoor Explorer magazine calls Burlington the "Number 1 place for families that love outdoor sports."
Centered around pedestrian-friendly Church Street, Burlington is an urban hotspot with something for everyone. The city is a fun mix of old and new, funky and chic, served up in a cultured and hip atmosphere. There is a vibrant social scene with many interesting venues for music, theatre, art exhibitions, cultural celebrations and athletic events. Burlington is also a food lover's destination with an endless choice of bistros, gastropubs, ethnic restaurants, bakeries, coffeehouses. The city is home to world-famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
Read more about what makes Burlington a top destination for students
Transportation to and within Burlington
The University of Vermont campus is only a 10-minute taxi ride from Burlington International Airport (BTV), which offers daily service to major hub airports in the USA. From here, air travel around the world is easy.
*An optional one-way airport transfer upon initial arrival to your accommodation at the University of Vermont can be arranged.
Local public transportation
Free campus shuttle and local buses: the free University of Vermont Campus Area Transportation System (CATS) provides buses around campus and into student neighborhoods and downtown until midnight during the week, and until 3 am on weekends. All University students also have free access to Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) buses running Monday through Saturday along 9 routes servicing Burlington and local communities.
Taxi: Several local taxi operators and private limousine services run in the city of Burlington.
Travel around the United States
By air - Burlington International Airport (BTV) - located 5km east of Burlington offers direct flights to major Atlantic Coast and Midwest hubs including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and Houston.
By train - Express trains to big cities as well as scenic train routes stopping at charming towns in Vermont:
- Amtrak - the Essex, VT train station, about 15 minutes from Burlington, offers long distance trains throughout the United States
- Vermont Rail System - offers scenic train rides throughout the Green Mountain State
By bus - 2 long distance bus services operate on the University campus itself:
- Megabus - safe, convenient, low-cost daily express bus service in the US and Canada
- Greyhound - a limited service bus stop located on campus connects to several US cities. The Burlington Greyhound Station, located close to the airport, is only a short taxi-ride away.
By ferry - Lake Champlain Ferries provide ferry service to New York state at 3 crossings.