668 reviews
  1. Burlington, VT
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  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
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
163 S Willard St
Burlington, VT 05401

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

Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Scores Range
1030-1250
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Champlain College

Cost

Net Price
$33,173/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,177/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,433/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,173/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,317/ 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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Gamers, snowboarders, artists, and nerds
    74%
  • Creative
    9%
  • Gamers, athletes, artists, and hippies
    9%
  • Strange
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
79%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Successfull
    41%
  • One of the better schools in Vermont.
    30%
  • Accessible
    15%
  • Innovative
    11%
  • The best school in Vermont
    4%

After Champlain College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
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

Champlain College Reviews

668 reviews
All Categories
Wonderful school - it's easy to get to know your professors and they are very engaged and involved with students. My only major complaint is around housing for students who do not live close. The dorms close for all breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks) so don't forget to add in the additional costs of flying back home if you don't live close. There are a few dorms that stay open but the school does NOT give priority to students who live far away. In my opinion if you are from the west coast you should get priority in these dorms - it's to far to fly home for Thanksgiving break! Also the dorm food is terrible! Champlain please do something about the awful dorm food!
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Champlain is definitely a school for certain crowds. If you're okay with that, you'll love the school. Major related classes are great, clubs are amazing because we get loads of funding, housing gets better the higher you are in years, and the city itself is wonderful. You don't feel trapped on campus and the people are extremely friendly all around.

Campus food is the only huge downside. You are required to have a meal plan if you live on campus (all freshmen and most lower class years), and it is expensive for what you get. The quality is poor in the main dining hall (required), so you are somewhat "forced" to venture out into the two other dining options (breakfast/ lunch only place or a very unhealthy place open until 11pm every night) or even get your own from supermarkets. If food was fixed, Champlain would be close to perfect.
No athletics and I didn't realize how much I missed sports until I attended this school. Most of the freshman housing is run don. Do not try to live in Sanders or North House. You will have to add 10 min walk to your schedule every time you need to get back to the dorm. Sophomore housing isn't bad but good luck getting it. Upperclassmen housing isn't even near campus, it's in the next town over. CPS cares too much about how much alc or drugs you have. The buildings are pretty, it's more like a neighborhood campus then a college campus. Also the hills are going to kill your legs. Burlington is beautiful, there's a clear view of the mountains in NY. There's a lot to do in the city, there's more to do in Burlington then there is to do on campus. The food gets old fast. Student life is very one sided, there's never really something for everyone. There's only video game clubs or drama clubs. Champlain is a great school for academics but other than that I'm considering transferring.