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During this unprecedented time, Champlain College remains focused on the safety and health of our community. While we are not offering in-person events due to COVID-19, we are still providing opportunities for students and families to attend virtual open houses and information sessions. We also offer a virtual campus tour. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
163 S Willard St
Burlington, VT 05401
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
From Champlain College

Our innovative Upside-Down Curriculum puts you in major-specific classes on day one, which gives you the education you want and prepares you for serious internships far earlier than students at other colleges. Each Champlain degree shares one goal: to get you ready to be a leader in your chosen field. In this highly competitive world, nothing less will do. Our multidimensional approach to education equips you with the professional and practical skills you need to reach your full potential. And when you're ready for a break, scenic Burlington, Vermont—the #1 Best College Town in the country—is a perfect place to learn, work, and play. In addition to our home in Vermont, we have campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland, plus a mission and curriculum that encourage international study. More than 60% of our students study abroad, and many also intern while they’re there! What are you waiting for? Come join our inclusive, collaborative, and close-knit community today.

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
February 1
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1090-1280
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$38,577/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,229/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

The Virtual Gap Year Program at Champlain College

When travel and traditional gap year programs are limited, we bring the world to you. In Champlain's college credit–bearing Virtual Gap Year Program, high school grads deferring college can explore the world, ponder big ideas, improve their well-being, take on virtual internships, find direction and fulfillment, and make friends and build community, too. Program start date: August 31, 2020.

Online

Online Programs Offered
35
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
19
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    44%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,488Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,312
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
0%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Gamers, snowboarders, artists, and nerds
    70%
  • Creative
    10%
  • Gamers, athletes, artists, and hippies
    10%
  • Strange
    7%
  • passionate
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
80%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Successfull
    31%
  • One of the better schools in Vermont.
    23%
  • Innovative
    20%
  • Accessible
    11%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • The best school in Vermont
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    88%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

    Champlain College Reviews

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    Champlain College is so spectacular! The campus is great (warm, inviting, modern) and it is just close enough to downtown Burlington that you can walk there in 5 minutes but still feel like your comfortably out of the town when on campus or in your dorm. The Victorian mansion's modern dorms are great, and allow you to just relax and feel like you are living together in a house with your friends. My experience with my teachers has been that they're friendly and lenient and also act very professionally. There is so many classes to choose from, and because the curriculum is so customizable you can take major and minor classes right off the bat. I had many other collages I wanted to go to, but I underestimated Champlain. I am super pleased to go to school here.
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    I LOVE THIS COLLEGE! I've been an online student for about a year now. I was at Penn State World Campus, but Champlain is SO much better! (I should have just started here first, but oh well.) If you are an adult, they understand that you are working all day and (possibly) have a family to take care of (like me). So far every professor that I've had are PhD s &/or experts in their fields with years of experience. They get back to you within minutes if you have a question or an issue. Workload is challenging, but manageable. Every class has a discussion: Initial post in class by Wednesday, follow up by Sunday. Plus assignments with and without a computer program (depending on the class). You have a list of required classes for your major. No guess work. Usually Finaid will not pay for a certificate or an associates degree at this level, but they work it into your BA/BS degree so it does. They really do care. If I had to it all again, I would go with Champlain College. <3
    Honestly, I have no negative comments about Champlain University. I think that the most important fact about an online college it's the platform and Champlain's online platform is very easy to browse through, organized and modern. Financial aid can also be troublesome but Champlain always makes it seem very easy to me. As of today, I wouldn't change anything about Champlain College! And I say it from the bottom of my heart. If there was anything bad about it, I wouldn't hesitate on saying it!