Champlain Accolades

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  • Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2016 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. 
  • Champlain College is included in The Princeton Review's "Best 379 Colleges" and "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" for 2015.
  • Champlain College is named a finalist in SC Magazine's 2015 Awards for exemplary professional leadership in information technology security.



  • The Atlantic releases an article about Champlain, "What Would an Ideal College Look Like? A Lot Like This," as part of the American Futures project. Author John Tierney said, "American higher education would be better off if more colleges tried to replicate what's going on here."
  • Champlain is recognized for offering the nation's "Best Cyber Security Higher Education" by SC Magazine  in 2013 for its computer forensics and digital investigation programs.
  • Champlain is one of The Princeton Review's Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design.
  • Champlain is included in The Princeton Review's "322 Green Colleges" guide.
  • GoLocal ranks Champlain in the Top New England Colleges.
  • The College is featured in The Princeton Review's 2013 "The Best 376 Colleges." Champlain is ranked second in the "Best Classroom Experience" category and eighth in the "Got Game?" category.
  • The College is ranked in the top 15 regional colleges in the North in U.S. News & World Report 's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges." 
  • Champlain makes Washington Monthly's "America's Best Bang for Your Buck Colleges" list.
  • Champlain is listed in the Top 100 Schools in Animation, Gaming and Design by Animation Career Review.


  • The College is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
  • Champlain's library receives the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
  • The College is included in The Princeton Review's "322 Green Colleges" guide.
  • Six Champlain faculty members are included in The Princeton Review's "Best 300 Professors": J.C. Ellefson, English (Creative Writing);Jonathan Rajewski, Digital Forensics; John P. Rogate, Computer Science; Eric Ronis, Communication; Alan Stracke, Sociology; and Janice Gohm Webster, English.
  • The College is voted Best Training for Professional Education in the Champlain Business Journal's Best of the Best Business Awards.


  • The College is named one of the top 10 places to study game design by GamePro magazine.
  • Champlain is ranked 13th in the Best Regional Colleges in the North listing, 17th in the Best Classroom Experience category and third in the Class Discussions Are Encouraged category in The Princeton Review's "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 edition.


  • The College receives an Exemplary Program Award for Improvement  in General Education from the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS).