Champlain College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Burlington, VT
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Small city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
74 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The professional relationships and friendships you form with professors—they actually care about their students.
  • Programs requiring internships to graduate. Soon the Division of Business will require a certain number of hours at a paid internship; professors will help students find these positions. The dean plans to work with local businesses.
  • Small classes allow for discussions rather than lectures and better facilitate learning. Real relationships are made with peers and professors.
  • Upside-Down Curriculum allows students to take courses in their major in their first year. This helps students determine if they really enjoy what they have chosen to study.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • No parking for students on campus
  • Not succeeding at diversity standards
  • Only one dining hall with limited options; no on-campus restaurants or vendors that accept Champlain meal plans; only two guest passes
  • Students are babied through everything because they have so much support. For example, they are not allowed to go on solely student-led service trips (need staff chaperones).

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Champlain Student Reviews

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: This school is absolutely amazing. the professors are into what they do, and love teaching. multiple courses are available, and branch from the standard core in such a way that it is within reach of every student to take alternate classes.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The school offers a study abroad program in Montreal, Quebec. for game design students, this is a great place as Montreal is one of the biggest gaming "hubs" in North America.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Not much to say here. greek life is no different from regular life on campus.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Big college town. locals are very nice to students and visitors alike, and there is a shopping center close to the campus. Lake champlain also offers a lot to do during the spring and early summer for those who live in town year round.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: Housing is based in old victorian era mansions. Very good living, some are co-ed by level, some are only one gender per dorm. otherwise, it's great.


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