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First things first, I love this school.BrightNursing
First things first, I love this school. Not going to lie, the first week sucked though. However, my guess this happens for the majority of first semester college students. I strongly suggest that you join an extracurricular activity. This is a rather large school, and it allows you to become close with a small group of people that you see all of the time. It's nice having a roommate, but make sure that you don't spend all of your time with them. Branch out, but know that you have your roommate if you ever need a friend. Your roommate is your family on campus. However, if your roommate sucks, it's not the end of the world. I wasn't all that close with my roommates and I found friends in my major and extracurricular activities. The winters are brutally cold, so don't come here if you're not a winter person! I personally dislike winter and the cold, but I love to snowboard. UVM has great access to the mountains around it.
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Although I knew I wanted to goto uvmQuite BrightNursing
Although I knew I wanted to goto uvm the second I stepped on campus. I'm rethinking my decision. It's highly expensive for what you get. You're forced to move off campus third year and it's stressed to sign leases in the fall of sophomore year. People are pretty self absorbed and have the "everyone else is doing things wrong, I must be right and fix it" mentality, especially regarding human rights, woman's rights, and global climate change. Don't get me wrong I believe in all of these things but to have others act as though I am wrong because I'm not rioting and picketing over such things is not the environment I was looking for. The dining halls are sub par although they act as though they're all local goodness. The res halls are overpriced and there is little floor interaction in my building. Overall I wish I had made another choice.
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To save you a lot of reading, theBrightPreMed and Medical
To save you a lot of reading, the main point of this review is "Good school, Good faculty, Shitty people" Good school, for the instate price. Out of state is a whole different matter. My freshman year, the student body consisted mainly of outdoorsy, laid back people who were in love with living life. Now that I'm about to graduate, I feel that the student body quite rapidly became snide, ultra-hip d-bags that are in love with themselves. In order to afford outstate tuition, which has increased quite precipitously since 2008, you HAVE to be rich. This, combined with UVM hipster friendly atmosphere has led to an abnormally high concentration of very specific types of people. I can't count the number of times I went to go see a really good punk band (burlington has a FANTASTIC local punk scene) only to find the venue clogged with dicks in box-frame glasses who stand through the entire show with their arms folded. If these people seem tolerable, the other half of UVM consisted of assholes from the urban northeast who think they're the next Timothy Leary. I think these people flock to UVM because they see it as a place where they can be in the majority, unlike the high schools they went to where they were probably rightfully bullied. I kept my friends reduced to a few kids with scholarships who were there to get an education and native Vermonters. I just moved to Boston for an out-of-state internship, and within weeks I'm already having a much better time.
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