B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Champlain College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
From Champlain College

Today, our innovative Upside-Down Curriculum puts you in major-specific classes on day one, giving you the education you want. Each Champlain degree shares one goal: to prepare you to be a leader in your chosen field. In a highly competitive world, nothing less will do. Our multidimensional approach to education will equip you with the professional and life-management skills to reach your full potential. And when you need a break, scenic Burlington, Vermont is a perfect place to learn, work, and play.

Champlain College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
940-1208
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$38,370/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,904/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,525/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,740/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,791/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,898/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,225Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
0%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Gamers, snowboarders, artists, and nerds
    71%
  • Creative
    8%
  • Gamers, athletes, artists, and hippies
    8%
  • Strange
    8%
  • passionate
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
77%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Successfull
    39%
  • One of the better schools in Vermont.
    29%
  • Accessible
    14%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • The best school in Vermont
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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Champlain College is amazing. Let's start off with academics. All the professors know their students on a first name basis and are genuinely dedicated to teaching, making sure the students comprehend the content in the course, and helping students further their education.My first semester in my new major made me realize I had made the right choice for my career goals. The courses were exactly what I was looking for and we even got to work with real clients in the Burlington area. This brings me to my second point, job placement and connections. I know the reason I decided to go to college was to broaden my opportunity for employment. There are so many opportunities to network, get internships, or gain experience that will help you when looking for jobs post-graduation. My final point is the campus. Visiting Campus is a MUST! Burlington is the perfect setting for Campus, especially in the fall when the leaves change and it looks like an L.L.Bean catalog.
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As a Game Design major, Champlain was the only real choice for me. All the other colleges that offered any type of game major were super broad and I didn't feel like I would actually learn what it meant to be a game designer. Champlain splits game development into the four separate categories, and I actually feel like I'm specializing in something. The classes are amazing, and all my professors are from the industry, so I know that I'm actually learning things right. I've also been encouraged to travel abroad to Montreal for a semester and I am so excited for it! I'll be able to have an industry internship while I take my classes up there, and all my professors have connections on top of connections for the industry. The food is good as far as college food goes, the only real downside is how crowded it gets. If you don't like what they serve there is always another place to get food on campus (which includes an Auntie Anne's!) I honestly love being here at Champlain.
As a senior at Champlain I've had four internships, spent a year abroad, held several leadership positions, and understand how to articulate all of these experiences into a professional resume and cover letter. Champlain makes it really easy for you to succeed as long as you put forth your best effort and professors and staff are always willing to help you out. If you want to attend a school that actually cares if you get a job after graduation, definitely give Champlain a visit!