#3 Best Colleges in Vermont

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont

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Champlain College overview
Location Burlington, Vermont
Online champlain.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Champlain College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Champlain College, established in 1878, is a private institution nestled in the residential neighborhood of Burlington, Vermont, just minutes from the city's downtown and the shores of Lake Champlain. The college's distinctive Victorian-era architecture characterizes the hilltop campus, offering a blend of historic charm and modern facilities, including contemporary student housing options. Champlain College is known for its career-focused academic offerings, emphasizing professional readiness across various majors, with particularly strong programs in business, cybersecurity, and digital media. The curriculum is mapped to industry standards, and the college maintains a moderately selective application process. While Champlain College may not have a high-profile athletic program, it fosters an environment where education and practical experience are at the forefront of student life.

In the most recent statistical year 6,940 prospective students applied, and 3,864 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 580 enrolled in the school.  2,276 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,267 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,800 plus fees of $420. Champlain College is ranked 308 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Champlain College is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Champlain College overview
SAT 1163/1348
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.35

Applications Accepted

Champlain College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Champlain College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$420
Room and Board $16,330
Budget for Other Expenses$2,460
Total One Year Cost$64,010

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Champlain College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 32%
Computer and Information Sciences 29%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Education 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230852 IPEDS survey data for Champlain College.

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