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
The upside-down curriculum really gets you going during the first year. It helps you learn if your major is really right for you, and its easy to switch. The smaller sized campus helps you to feel at home - I never find myself in a room with no one I know. If there was anything I could change, it would be the fact the the campus is situated on an incline so that I have to daily walk uphill to my dorm.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Overall, housing at Champlain is pretty good. First years live in Victorian mansions, which is a unique experience that helps to make moving into college less intimidating. Freshmen tend to become close with everyone in their "house" and most have met some of their closest friends from their first year residence hall. There are also a good amount of options for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, ranging from more traditional-style dorms to apartments off campus. You can see Lake Champlain from a few of the dorms, which is really cool, too.

My only complaints would be:

1. Some of the first-year dorms are far away-12-15 minute walks to campus, which doesn't sound bad but is awful during Vermont winters, and some students feel unsafe walking back to their dorms at night. (As far as I know) the school hasn't responded to student requests for more blue lights on the way to these dorms. However, I (a female student) lived in one of these "far away" dorms and frequently walked back from the library at 10/11 at night and nothing ever happened to me.

2. I heard the housing process for sophomores, juniors, and seniors was pretty awful. I personally did not experience this as I moved off campus after one year, but I know that this year, there were a handful of students that got stuck where they didn't want to be, or with no on campus housing at all, which in my opinion is unacceptable.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 7 2015
I commute to school since it's already so expensive before the fees are added if you choose to live on campus. But, a close friend lives on campus so I've been inside a few dorms and have been able to get a good feel on how it would be to actually live there. It's very clear that they give students the minimum legal amount of space that they can because all the dorm rooms that I have seen are extremely crowded.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago