Overview

Applicants
5,593
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.15

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
404
with Terminal Degree
129

232
Men
172
Women
35
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Resort Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming, Other
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • System Administration/Administrator
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Computer Software Engineering

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Psychology

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia


Students Say

Both Champlain students and the studies they pursue are “professional” and “career-minded,” and name Champlain’s “high job placement rate” as a primary reason for choosing the college. “Networking and the emphasis on internships at Champlain leads to a great deal of job placements relevant to your chosen major after (or before!) graduation,” extols one student. Students love the “small class sizes,” which “allows for a more personalized educational experience, where students are seen as unique individuals instead of numbers.” They’re also crazy about Champlain’s “upside-down curriculum,” which uniquely allows undergraduates “to take major classes in your first year”: “I could begin major-related work on the first day.” Game design, filmmaking, psychology, and marketing are all offered as majors, distinguishing Champlain’s available courses of study to many applicants, with its “strong focus on major-specific skills, and field-applicable classwork.” Professors nurture “an innovative and interactive classroom with hand-on experience” and “an integration of personalized education and real-world problem solving.” Champlain works hard to produce graduates who know “how to survive and thrive in the business world” and “reach their highest level of satisfaction”: “Champlain wants to make sure you’re doing what you love and that you can continue doing what you love long after you’ve graduated.” This career-conscious education is animated by Champlain’s “invested, passionate, and dedicated” professors, who “know your name,” are “enthusiastic about the students’ education,” and “have an extraordinary amount of experience in their field.” In addition to academic curricula, Champlain’s “LEAD program readies students for outside life,” teaching life skills such as “financial sophistication” and fostering a “strong sense of community.” Champlain’s greatest academic strength lies in “Excellent professors, innovative classes,” and an “inviting small-classroom environment.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,869

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,134

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,218

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,043

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,436
Required Fees
$100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$900

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,124
Out of State
69%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
23

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
2.61%
African-American
4.22%
Hispanic
72.89%
Caucasian
15.65%
Unknown
1.10%
International

40% female
60% male
69% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Students Say

Champlain’s student population is summed up by one as “snowboarders and hardcore gamers everywhere.” It’s a self-selective, “open-minded” population that’s passionately adored by those who know what to expect: students “fit in well if they have researched the college before coming, as it is a small community within a larger community.” There are “lots of gamers/geeks, lots of hippies,” and due to the wintry climate, one student quips that the typical Champlain undergrad is “a very warm kind person at heart and someone that is bundled up out in the cold.” Another summarizes Champlain undergrads as “earthy, like winter sports, artsy, outgoing, and always looking for new opportunities.” Champlain “is split into game majors and non-game majors,” but as a whole, students are “very noticeably goal oriented” and “very interactive, conversational, and friendly” within their close-knit community. They enjoy the social opportunities afforded by Burlington and Champlain, but “are also serious about doing big things and going far in life."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student

Students Say

The small liberal arts college in cozy Burlington, Vermont, has a heavy academic focus on the video game industry, and skiing and gaming figure prominently into Champlain’s social life. As “the major surrounding schools in the area,” UVM and St. Michael’s, “are also packed with students,” “student activities are always available” such as “skiing or boarding, biking, hiking, movies, plays, clubs and bars.” Students love Burlington—an “amazing college town”—and enjoy the shops and nightlife of Church Street. Both Champlain and Burlington “heavily promote sustainable living,” and as such, students learn “an incredible amount about how to help and be aware of my community and ecosystem.” For the dedicated skier/student, Champlain IDs will nab you discounted ski passes in the area, and “snow dictates class attendance in the spring.” Overall, the outdoorsy will find plenty to love about Champlain: “There is the lake to kayak at, beaches to swim in, farms to berry/apple/pumpkin pick, amazing mountains to ski and snowboard, and so much more!” Indoors, the “laid-back” social atmosphere tends toward “play[ing] video games rather often,” and there are “always events around campus, whether it’s going to the Grind for talent or seeing a musical performance in the auditorium.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Allyson Krings, Coordinator and Counselor

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
The most recent psycho educational evaluation, including WISC or WAIS-III and achievement testing.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Vermont

Sustainability

With sustainability listed as a core value of Champlain College, it’s no surprise that the college established the Sustain Champlain Committee way back in 2005. The committee is a group of faculty, staff and students who develop and implement strategies that create a more efficient and environmentally friendly Champlain. The committee assisted with the development of a green building master plan, which calls for the college to “embrace sustainability” in both new construction and renovation. The campus operations have been up to the task with the recent completion of Aiken Hall (LEED Gold), Perry Hall (LEED Platinum), and Butler, Valcour and Juniper residence halls (LEED Gold expected). Aiken Hall features energy-efficient lighting, heating, and elevators; and Perry, Juniper, Butler, and Valcour Halls use a 100 percent geothermal heating and cooling system (56 percent of the total energy consumed by the college is provided by renewable energy)—both serving to reduce the carbon footprint of the college. The school also boasts an impressive 77 percent waste-diversion rate and uses exclusively third party certified green cleaning products. Students have the opportunity to volunteer at the community garden, become an Eco-Rep, or participate in the Sustain Champlain committees that focus on waste reduction, food & purchasing, transportation, academic connections, or Green Revolving Fund. For those looking for a more formal education in sustainability, Champlain College’s major in Environmental Policy, which incorporates the colleges “upsidedown” learning philosophy, gives students the opportunity to dive into the core courses from day one. But offering majors and a dozen courses related to sustainability isn’t enough for this college, as Champlain encourages faculty members to incorporate sustainability issues into their courses—no matter the subject area.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
ALison Mueller
Guest Exp[erience Coordinator

Address
251 South Willard St/
Burlington, VT 05402

Phone
8028602727

Email
admission@champlain.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Global Technology
Perry Hall Welcome Center
Student Life Center
Emergent Media Center
Miller Information Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Church Street Marketplace
Nectar's
Muddy Waters coffee house
Burlington Waterfont
Ski areas

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and selected Saturdays
M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturdays 10:30 am - 2:00
8028602727

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Friday afternoons, selected Saturday mornings

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, campus shuttle bus, Burlington city bus, buses from major cities, Burlington International Airport 15 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-89 North/South, exit 14 West, Rt 2/Main Street west, left onto S. Willard Street.

Local Accommodations
Many major hotels are located within a few minutes' drive of campus, in several price ranges.