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| You're a white, upper middle class person from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, or Vermont. During your years in high school you decided you didn't get to be outdoorsy enough, or you weren't around enough people that liked to smoke weed, so you thought UVM would be a great place to be a laid back toker during this new pop culture of weed smoking.|
Some come to UVM as the 2010's version of the hipster - a lot different from the more anti-consumer hipsters of the 2000's. These new hipsters are actually a parallel to those; they all buy name brand gear and clothes (Supreme hats, Nixon watches, Snowboard brands, Go Pro Cameras, etc) and emphasize a sense of white privilege while spending their parent's money on nonstop weed. This white privilege is made even more ironic in that weed rap is the preferred choice of music. Lots of 2Chainz, Currency, whoever is in the scene of de-intellectualization.
The kids who aren't a part of this phenomenon are almost washed out. They don't know who to be, what to talk about, and there's an overwhelming sense in all of them to stay positive. Everyone is paying so much for their college experience, and yet everyone feels extremely different from one another. This is the problem is a post-hippie community, there is no community anymore and everyone tries to fit in a niche. The problem is, this new generation of computer zombies and party-hordes is highly fragmented. I can assure to you that the social environment is extremely hard to navigate and the norms (talking about what you did last weekend, easy going positive topics) are distancing.
Unless you are a highly developed extraverted person, don't expect to come here and have it happen for you. We are living in a fragmented time, and UVM is a living emblem of generational problems. Visit this campus on a normal day and observe people talking and try to see if they really enjoy the conversation. And also look at the people who aren't talking. There's a lot to be said under the surface and it's all hidden. So by all means, come to UVM if you think basement parties every weekend never get old, if you don't care about building intimate friendships, if you constantly ignore the big picture and look at the details to stay positive. They say this school is down to earth, and that's literally the vantage point everyone has. Future robots.
|Mar 25 2013|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| When applying just be yourself, and upon your admittance to the school, most definitely involve yourself in a club or organization and try to be a part of the pre - class trip called Trek. GREAT EXPERIENCE! |
|Dec 27 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I recently graduated from the University of Vermont. Upon final reflection, I had a good experience. The professors were extremely caring and almost all were very willing to help students. Burlington is a very cute and safe town, and there are ample numbers of bars and other entertainments for a place its size.However, it is a very pricey school. You can get the same type of education elsewhere, often for cheaper. I'd only recommend going if you aren't going to be taking on excessive debt, particularly if you are planning on majoring in liberal arts. |
|Jul 14 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |