Champlain College

660 reviews
  1. Burlington, VT
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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

Reviews

660 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    231
  • Average
    231
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    18
Early Childhood/Elementary Education – Champlain offers a program where education majors can receive a double endorsement in early childhood and elementary education, which is awesome for people wanting to teach a broader range of ages. The school also allows its students to start their major-specific classes from first semester and allows education majors to be in classrooms as early as possible. My first semester at school, I observed a couple of different classrooms. The second semester included observations and a placement in an actual classroom where we were allowed to begin teaching small lessons! This upcoming semester, all the students in my major have internships twice a week in elementary-aged classrooms and next semester we have twice a week internships in pre-school aged classrooms. Champlain is really professionally driven and ensures that all of its students get a head-start on their careers and are prepared for their futures!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 16 2012
Endless Internships and Student Teaching – Champlain requires internships throughout the four years of a typical education major's time enrolled in the school. Freshman year you typically begin first semester with some short observation periods in different types of classrooms. Second semester you have another chance for observation as well as your first once a week placement in a classroom that you have somewhat of a say in. Sophomore year fall and spring there are two internships that are required that are each two days a week and involve being a student teacher in both an elementary-aged classroom and a pre-school aged classroom. The observations also continue throughout this time. I also (along with a few other students in the major) have been fortunate to receive jobs in educational facilities around town including the Greater Burlington YMCA preschool, King Street Center, Kids in Fitness, The Boys and Girls Club, Edmund's Elementary School and a variety of other places. The community looks highly upon Champlain students!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 16 2012
Upside-Down Curriculum Rocks – For every major in Champlain, mine included, the program works with an upsidown curriculum. What this means is that they throw you right into classes revolving around your major, as opposed to taking generalized courses. The thing that is great about this is that you find out immediately if you like it or not. For a major like mine, which is challenging and not everyone will be good at, this is perfect. Many students at Champlain end up changing majors right away, but are still able to graduate in four years because they changed so early.

Now as for the program itself, I would say it is difficult, but only because the teachers are making sure you learn your subject. The teachers are generally pretty good, but expect a difficult ride on this challenging major. If it is too tough, well that is why we have that upside-down curriculum!
  • College Junior
  • June 29 2012