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
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Champlain College

Cost

Net Price
$34,781/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,791/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,741/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,465/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,904/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,707/ 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
2,225Undergrads
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 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
91%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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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.
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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!
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.