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Reviews 463 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: These are not the typically brick dorms that most colleges have. The first years live in renovated Victorian mansions, so every room is unique. Bader is one of the nicest buildings, though it's small in residents, holding only around 19 people or so. Whiting, which they are renovating now, was super gross before hand. Most dorms, aside from North House and Sanders, are right on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into my program was easy. However, others are more difficult. Writing and the gaming programs are harder to get in and difficult during the first semester because they try to weed out people who aren't made for it. But they offer a lot of unique majors such as digital forensics and broadcasting streaming media.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't done a lot related to my major yet seeing how I'm a first year in PR.

4 College Freshman

Weather: In the winter it's cold and snowy, which is to be expected. It's beautiful during spring/summer/fall.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: They have a lot of good options, however, the food is on the higher end if you're a broke college student. There aren't any fast food chains nearby, if you want those you'll have to go to the mall which is annoying.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Although there is currently a bus strike, when there is public transportation it's pretty good. You can ride the bus for free using your student ID which is nice and the bus takes you around Burlington as well as up to places such as the U Mall and Walmart.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus but before attending college here I did live in the area a few years back. The rent is far too high for what you actually get. Landlords can be assholes, but that's to be expected.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: If you have money you're able/willing to spend there's some stuff to do. Eating out and such. Besides that there isn't really much to do. However, in the spring/summer/fall the waterfront is nice to go to in order to just hang out.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: We're alright I guess. Nothing too special. A wide range of people in the looks department. But when it comes to interests/dress/social life, most people are either the trendy hipsters, gamers, or more sporty despite the lack of sports. There isn't much in between.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off campus. There are a million places to go, as well as many different price ranges. You can get any ethnicity of food.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is so much to do on campus. Many, many, clubs to join as well as a writing and math lab. If you care to be active, there are ways to never be bored.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: I don't see too many unique things about Champlain. I think the main thing would be that there is nobody left out, everybody is welcome to join during lunch, in between classes, and other activities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Champlain. The teachers are interesting and caring, as well as brilliant. The students all get along, there are not many if any bullies.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The boys and girls are both very nice and open to meeting new people. Many relationships are formed and they seem to be good relationships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the most fulfilling college experience but beautiful scenery.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Cabs take to long to arrive and buses run every hour!

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather sucks so bad! It goes fro warm to snowy, to rainy to hot!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: its a great experience but nothing to brag about!!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Get your housing forms in ASAP! I lived in Pearl this year and I'm really happy with my choice. Pearl is no more than a five minute walk to anywhere on campus. We're right next to the dining hall. The rooms in Champlain are large compared to most. I wish the interior of the dorms looked more victorian like i imagined. Inside, they just look like an average dorm. The rooms are shaped pretty cool. The best dorms are Pearl, McDonald, and Lyman. The rooms in Cushing are REALLY small and they don't have a useable front door.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I think this year has been exceptionally warm. It is Burlington though so there has been weeks where the temperature has dropped below -20. I'd say the average during the Winter is around 20 degrees. I from a warm area and I thought the cold would kill me, but you'l adapt. Right now it's 18 but feels like 45. The summer is really hot. For most of the first semester it never dropped past 70. Just bring a lot of clothes that you can layer.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall reels you in by having amazing food the first few weeks of semester, just long enough for you to tell your parents how good it is. Then, the meals begin to become repetitive and bland. The hours are horrible, there are days that I can only get one meal in because of my schedule. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly though. You can tell that they're really committed to their job. They try to make the food as best as they can but I don't think they have a large enough budget. There's a rumor that they're building a new dining hall so that would help with the crowding and hopefully will bring new choices.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Champlain is a dry campus. That means even if you're 21 and don't attend Champlain, you're not allowed to have alcohol on Champlain property. Of course, this doesn't stop us. Champlain strictly enforces their drug policy, which from my experience only worsens the matter. I can't count how many times people didn't want to call public safety when they had alcohol poisoning because they didn't want their friends to get in trouble. We have this policy where public safety is not suppose to get you or accomplices in trouble for alerting them about an emergency, but public safety doesn't like to follow this policy. It's relatively easy to get away with consuming drugs though if you're smart about it.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't know much, but I feel they do their job.


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Kayla M. Hedman
Griswold, CT
Marketing and Advertising
Grad Year
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The incredible feeling most students get the first time they walk through Champlain College's campus never leaves. The campus is absolutely beautiful—you always get to see familiar faces as well as meet new people, have unique leadership opportunities, and take classes that are interesting to you from the day you start. The small class sizes (25 students or less) help students form strong relationships with each other and their professors. Class discussions and hands-on projects are more common than tests. Everyone at Champlain is here to help you succeed, find your interests, practice your skills, and get a job relevant to your major after graduation. The Upside-Down Curriculum is not a scam—it's real. You can come to Champlain as a general business major and switch to marketing your sophomore year, after learning exactly what you want to do because your classes are already teaching you that.

Students at Champlain are valued in the greater-Burlington community because they have the skills employers are looking for. Students are unique because they're career-oriented, while still having a great core program that combines all of their general studies (history, literature, psychology, philosophy, art, science) for greater focus on their major. The LEAD (Life Experience & Action Dimension) program also prepares students for life after college.

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