Renowned for its beauty and lush landscape, the state of Vermont is an idyllic backdrop for campus life. Within the state of Vermont, there are many lovely colleges and universities; however, there are several such institutions of higher education that stand out as a result of their superb campus resources and beauty.
Overlooking the scenic Lake Champlain, the University of Vermont campus is one of the most scenic campuses in the nation. Situated in the foothills of the Green Mountains, University of Vermont students have easy access to numerous outdoor activities, such as sailing, kayaking and hiking. The campus is located in close proximity to the picturesque town of Burlington, Vermont, featuring a plethora of dining, shopping and recreational activities for students and visitors alike. The campus offers modern residential facilities combined with the historical architecture of building such as the Billings Student Center and Old Mill. Students and visitors to the University of Vermont campus can enjoy both contemporary and historical art exhibits at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. Theatre patrons can enjoy performances at the University of Vermont’s Royall Tyler Theatre. Sports aficionados can enjoy everything from watching competitive Division I athletic events to participating in numerous intramural or club sports. The University of Vermont also boasts state of the art fitness facilities, included a natatorium, a field-house, a climbing well, and a nearly 6,000 square foot fitness area overlooking the Green Mountains. Evidencing the University’s commitment to environmental issues, the campus also offers specialized ecological research facilities on both the main campus and on the lake-front in nearby Burlington. The academic resources of this University combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, combine to create a campus ideal for learning and playing in the twenty-first century.
Another great campus located in Vermont is the campus of Middlebury College, located in the charming town of Middlebury, Vermont. Although Middlebury College is a relatively small school, the campus contains state of the art athletic, residential, technological and academic facilities. Throughout the past several decades, Middlebury College has placed great emphasis on renovating existing structures and constructing new buildings to improve the resources of their campus. Such improvements include a new Center for the Arts, containing performance halls and an art museum. In 2004, Middlebury College also opened a new library, offering students tremendous academic and technological resources for research and scholarship. The residence halls of Middlebury College are also modern and well-maintained due to recent renovations and construction. In addition to the close proximity of Middlebury, students and faculty have access to world-class golfing, skiing and hiking facilities in the surrounding area. Although this campus is not as large as the University of Vermont, the campus of Middlebury College is an ideal location for college students, faculty and visitors.
The towns and cities of Vermont offer an ideal location for modern college life. With tremendous resources set in picturesque scenery, the University of Vermont and Middlebury College are examples of the best campuses Vermont has to offer.