Burlington is a great town, professors are good and there is plenty to do on and off campus. If I had to describe my first year in 5 words they would be ice cream, skiing, mountains, peace. Everyone is kind and happy and the campus is so welcoming. Burlington is the best college town you could ask for, with a ton of amazing food and concert venues! If you don't put in the effort you won't get what you want. Tons of opportunities everywhere to make friends and find things to do on campus. The UVM students form a pretty tight community, it almost resembles that of real Vermonters.