Burlington, Vermont

Champlain College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Champlain College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Champlain College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Champlain College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,900 out of 5,197 applicants were admitted making Champlain College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Champlain College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Champlain College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Champlain College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Champlain College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Champlain College?

Champlain College typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Champlain College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >84%
1260 to 1360 Avg + 75%-84%
1160 to 1260 Avg - 64%-75%
1060 to 1160 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1060 Low <51%
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Champlain College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Champlain College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Champlain College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Champlain College?

Admission data indicates that Champlain College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Champlain College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Champlain College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 75%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-75%
20 to 23 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Champlain College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Champlain College was 3.04 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Vermont for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.04 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Champlain College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Champlain College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Champlain College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Champlain College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 10%

Admission Statistics

Champlain College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,746 2,451 5,197
Accepted 2,028 1,872 3,900
Acceptance Rate 74% 76% 75%
Enrolled 193 394 587
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 21% 15%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 31, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 47 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 31, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Champlain College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Champlain College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Champlain College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Champlain College. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Champlain College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1360. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.