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|School||City||Students||Dorms||Open Admission||Typical SAT Range|
|Burlington Technical Center||Burlington||7||Yes|
|Castleton State College||Castleton||2,144||950||No||V: 440-530
|Champlain College||Burlington||2,796||1,100||No||V: 500-600
|College of St Joseph||Rutland||442||160||No||V: 380-480
|Community College of Vermont||Waterbury||5,608||Yes|
|Green Mountain College||Poultney||823||650||No||V: 470-600
|Johnson State College||Johnson||1,867||603||No||V: 420-520
|Lyndon State College||Lyndonville||1,415||711||No||V: 410-530
|Marlboro College Graduate Center||Brattleboro||44||No|
|Middlebury College||Middlebury||2,500||2,350||No||V: 650-750
|New England Culinary Institute at Essex||Essex Junction||181||166||Yes|
|Norwich University||Northfield||3,442||1,596||No||V: 460-570
|O’Briens Training Center||South Burlington||30||Yes|
|Saint Michaels College||Colchester||2,449||1,982||No||V: 520-620
|School for International Training||Brattleboro||616||110||No|
|Southern Vermont College||Bennington||410||218||No||V: 400-500
|Sterling College Craftsbury Common||Craftsbury Common||106||80||No|
|The Salon Professional Academy Williston||Williston||102||Yes|
|University of Vermont||Burlington||12,239||5,428||No||V: 540-640
|Vermont Law School||South Royalton||624||No|
|Vermont Technical College||Randolph Center||1,556||565||No||V: 410-530
|Woodbury Institute at Champlain College||Montpelier||99||Yes|
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Burlington is known for its lively arts culture. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the oldest state-supported orchestra in the United States. Visual arts are highlighted at public galleries such as the Pine Street Art Works and the Firehouse Gallery. The Shelburne Museum spans 45 acres and features 37 buildings showcasing New England’s proud pre-industrial traditions, such as the historic Lake Champlain Lighthouse, an old-fashioned covered bridge, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the remains of an old jail cell. Annual Burlington events include First Night, a large and varied celebration which begins during the afternoon of New Year’s Eve and culminates with a midnight fireworks display. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can enjoy Burlington’s Bike Path, a 6.5 mile paved trail sitting mostly on a former railbed close to the lakeshore and extending from one end of the city to the other. The trail passes through the revitalized Waterfront, and through the city’s beach, campground and residential areas, before it connects to a similar path through South Burlington. The hope is to eventually have a continuous trail to the Canadian border.
There are no major league professional sports teams in Vermont. Burlington, however, has a couple of minor-league pro teams. The Vermont Lake Monsters (formerly the Vermont Expos) of the New York-Penn League are a class single-A baseball club affiliated with Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. The team plays on the campus of UVM at Centennial Field. Burlington is also home to a newly-formed professional basketball franchise, the Vermont Frost Heaves of the American Basketball Association. The team is beginning its inaugural season in the fall of 2006 and will be splitting its home games between Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium and the Auditorium in Barre, Vermont.
Collegiate sports can be found at the University of Vermont, whose Catamounts participate in the NCAA’s Division I America East Conference. The school’s primary spectator sports are basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey. The UVM ski teams, however, have had a tradition of success, laying claim to a long run of national championships.
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Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the shire town (county seat) of Chittenden County. Burlington lies 45 miles (72 km) south of the U.S.-Canadian (Vermont-Quebec) border and some 94 miles (151 km) south of Montreal. Burlington had a population of 42,417 at the 2010 census. The city is the hub of the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area, consisting of the three northwestern Vermont counties of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle and encompassing the cities of Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski; the towns of Colchester, Essex, and Williston; and the village of Essex Junction. According to 2009 U.S. Census estimates, the metro area had an estimated population of 208,055, approximately one third of Vermont’s total population.In addition to students, a number of tourists from overseas, typically get medical coverage before traveling and visiting Vermont.
Some believe Burlington was named after Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. Others assert that the name honors the politically prominent and wealthy Burling family of New York. While no family members are listed as grantees of this town, the family held large tracts of land in other nearby towns, some of which were granted on the same day as Burlington.
Church Street in 1907
One of the New Hampshire grants, it was awarded by Governor Benning Wentworth on July 7, 1763 to Samuel Willis and 63 others. In the summer of 1775, land clearing began and two or three log huts were erected, but the Revolution delayed permanent settlement until 1783, when Stephen Lawrence arrived with his family. The town was organized in 1785.
The Church Street Marketplace in 2008, from almost the same position
The War of 1812 was unpopular in Vermont. Along with the rest of New England, Vermont did not provide militia units or financial support – a serious blow to the cause. Vermont voted for the Federalist party, which opposed the war. Nevertheless, 5,000 troops were stationed there at one point during the War of 1812, outnumbering residents; about 500 of them died of disease. Some soldiers were quartered in the main building at the University of Vermont. A memorial plaque commemorates them.
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