Champlain College

2014 Quick Stats
163 S. Willard Street

Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: (802) 860-2700
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jan. 31
application deadline

More Information


U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#14 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

More About U.S. News Rankings


Champlain College is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,793, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 19 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Champlain College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 14. Its tuition and fees are $31,350 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Champlain College is a coeducational, private, nonprofit college founded in 1878. Career-minded students have been the focus of Champlain College since it was founded. Today, that long-standing tradition continues with outstanding undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with robust online certificate and degree programs, and nine master's degree programs.
Its 21-acre campus, home to 2,000 full-time students, is nestled among the stately maple trees of Burlington's historic Hill Section, overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the west. Many of the College's buildings, including most of its residence halls, are restored Victorian-era private homes, which give students a unique atmosphere in which to learn and live.
The spirit of innovation and relevance are highlighted in majors such as business, communications, creative media, education, social services, computer innovation and information technology. Traditional undergraduates find Champlain's unique "Upside-Down Curriculum" puts them into essential courses with award-winning professors from day one of their first semester, right through to graduation four years later.
During their time at Champlain, students participate in programs like Bring Your Own Business (BYOBiz), the Emergent Media Center, Center for Financial Literacy, Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, Champlain College Publishing Initiative and the Center for Service & Civic Engagement, gaining vital hands-on experience before they graduate. Plus there are more than 50 student clubs and organizations offering a full range of activities and community service opportunities.
Champlain is striving to build a diverse community. Approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduates attend Champlain, representing 47 states and 23 countries. Classes are small (about 18 students), with the average overall student to faculty ratio at 15:1. Approximately 50 percent of Champlain students elect to study abroad at Champlain campuses in Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland, or with Champlain-sponsored immersive programs in China or Morocco or other third-party programs. Professors and students are encouraged to bring their world travels and experience into the global discussions in the classroom.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1878
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $10,327,057


When applying to Champlain College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 31, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.9%
Application deadline January 31
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

More About Applying

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Champlain College is 14:1, and the school has 57.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Champlain College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Graphic Design; Accounting; Computer Graphics; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 57%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
Graphic Design 8%
Accounting 7%
Computer Graphics 6%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 5%

More About Academic Life

Student Life

Champlain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,793, with a gender distribution of 60.3 percent male students and 39.7 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 3,233
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

More About Student Life

Campus Info & Services

Champlain College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Champlain College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Champlain College, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Champlain College.

Students who have cars on campus 30%
Health insurance offered Yes

More About Campus Info & Services

Paying for School

At Champlain College, 64.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,354.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $31,350 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,500 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

More About Paying for School

* Overview details based on 2012 data

College Rankings

Best Regional Colleges - Narrow your search with the U.S. News rankings of Regional Colleges, schools that grant fewer than half of their degrees in liberal arts.

More College Rankings & Lists

National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities, Best Values, more

U.S. News College Compass - My Fit

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Sign Up Now

Calculating this school's fit to see if it meets your personal preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

College Search

Advanced Search

Students Also Applied To

Colchester, VT

Now Hiring

Now Hiring Powered by After College



See more jobs »

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Applying to College

Follow U.S. News Education