Champlain Accolades

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  • The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Champlain College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
  • The Institute of International Education ranked Champlain #12 in the nation for percentage of students studying abroad among leading colleges and universities.
  • Champlain is named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media./li>
  • The Princeton Review recognizes Champlain College as a "Top School for Video Game Design” in 2017.
  • Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's 2016 "Guide to 361 Green Colleges.”
  • Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News and World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" 2017 ranking of regional universities in the North.
  • Champlain is cited as one of the "Best College for Veterans" in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2017.
  • Champlain receives STARS (Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Silver rating for sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 recognizes Champlain as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
  • Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2017 “The Best 381 Colleges.”
  • Champlain is recognized as a 2017 College of Distinction for “excellence in undergraduate education,” according to Colleges of Distinction.
  • Champlain is recognized as a 2016 College of Distinction.
  • Champlain was named #1 "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking of regional colleges in the North.
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 recognized Champlain as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
  • Champlain was featured in The Princeton Review’s 2016 “Best 380 Colleges” and also listed in The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”
  • Champlain was featured in the top 10 of the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016.
  • Champlain was ranked in the top tier of the “Best Regional Colleges” in the North in “America’s Best Colleges” 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Champlain was one of the top five “A-Plus Schools for B Students” by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking of regional colleges in the North.
  • Champlain College Wellbeing Program has again been awarded the “Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award”. This is the 4th year we have received recognition from the Governor’s Council on Wellness.
  • In their 2016 rankings of Game Design/Development School Programs in the US, AnimationCareerReview named Champlain #24 of the “Top 50 Game Design Schools in the US,” #18 of the “Top 25 Private Game Design Schools in the US” and #10 in the “Top Game Design Schools on the East Coast.”
  • Champlain featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 379 Colleges” and "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" for 2015.
  • Champlain was among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Regional Colleges” in the North for 2015.
  • Champlain has been recognized for the second time as the winner of the 2015 SC Magazine award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program.
  • The Princeton Review recognized Champlain in the “Top 25 Game Design” schools as well as part of the “Best Northeastern” colleges in the U.S.
  • Champlain College is named a finalist in SC Magazine's 2015 Awards for exemplary professional leadership in information technology security.
  • Champlain’s website is listed by Forbes as one of “10 Examples of Amazing Landing Pages.”
  • 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 377 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).
  • Champlain is ranked 13th in the "Best Regional Colleges" in the North, 17th in the "Best Classroom Experience" category and third in the "Class Discussions Are Encouraged" category in The Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition."
  • Champlain 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.
  • The College receives an Exemplary Program Award for Improvement  in General Education from the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS).