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Study in Vermont - go to University in New England

University of Vermont

An elite, top 100 US university located in an ideal city: Burlington

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International student at the University of Vermont

Doan Hong Trang

from: Vietnam
degree: Bachelor's
major: Public Communication

"University of Vermont locates in a peaceful place where I can concentrate on my study. However, the University is also very close to downtown so that it will be easy to explore the local culture. When I first arrived in Burlington, I thought I have never seen such a beautiful landscapes before. People are always smiling and they are really friendly. I think that I can explore a lot here and live the life that I like. There are off-campus bus system and on-campus bus system which are very convenient for commuting downtown, shopping and traveling to Boston or New York, or even Montreal, Canada. University of Vermont is not only a good place to live and study, but also a good place to explore US local cultures."

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Study in Vermont at the perfect university location

The University of Vermont campus is located in the small, safe city of Burlington on the sparkling shores of Lake Champlain and nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

While the Kauffman Index ranks Vermont as #5 in nation for start ups, Burlington is widely recognized as a great place to live and study in America, and has earned many accolades:

  • #1 'College Town in America' - Travel and Leisure
  • '10 Best Places to go to College' in America - Huffington Post
  • 'A top adventure town' - National Geographic Traveler
  • 'Top 10 tech hub' - Forbes magazine 2015
  • 'Top 10 college towns in America' - Princeton Review
  • #2 'Healthiest places to live' in America - United Health Foundation
  • #2 'Happiest places to live' in USA - Self magazine
  • Ranked #1 in "Top 10 Cities to Have It All" - A&E cable television
  • #7 most student-friendly US city with population under 1 million - Collegia
  • "50 Best Places to Live" - Men's Journal
  • #1 "Top 10 happiest small cities" in America - CBS
  • #18 "Best College Towns and Cities" in America - American Institute of Economic Research

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.


Go to University in New England - located in Burlington

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.

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Transportation to and within Burlington

International Airport

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.