Quick Facts for Guidance Counselors

A private college established in 1878, Champlain College is a national leader in preparing passionate students for rewarding careers and notable lives.


  • Total Areas of Study: Over 80 subject areas, including undergraduate majors, minors, specializations, graduate degrees and certificate programs.
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Enrollment: 2,100 students from 47 states and 18 countries.
  • Male-to-female ratio: 62% male, 38% female.
  • Average class size: 17 (maximum 30).
  • Number of Clubs, Activities and Organizations: 50+
  • Employment Rate: Over 90% of all Champlain alumni are working in their chosen field within one year of graduation.
  • Prime Location: 214 miles to Boston. 104 miles to Montreal. 300 miles to New York City.


  • Academic Philosophy: True learning occurs when information and experience combine to create knowledge. An emphasis on career preparation and continuous self-improvement creates a direct path to professional success and a rewarding life.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Individually tailored career-focused programs blend transformative classroom teaching rooted in an understanding of tomorrow's workplace with active experiences, multidisciplinary studies and life skills training.
  • Undergraduate Degrees: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Online Degrees & Continuing Education:  This faster, more affordable approach to advanced education offers focused, self-directed learning on any schedule and credit for prior work or college experience.
  • Graduate Studies: Flexible on-line learning programs deliver the latest management skills and concepts in key disciplines while using work experiences to drive understanding of theory.
  • Graduate Degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Fine Art and  Master of Science.
  • Upside-Down Curriculum: Unique educational architecture enables first-year students to immediately take significant courses in their major.
  • Rankings: Named #1 "Most Innovative School" in the the North by U.S. News and World Report and 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. Included in The Princeton Review's "Best 380 Colleges" in 2016 and "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" for 2015. Champlain was also ranked in the top 10 of the "Best Colleges for Veterans" and in the top tier of "Best Regional Colleges" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016. The Atlantic additionally featured Champlain as the model of an "ideal college" in 2013.
  • Internships: Available in all majors.


  • Main Campus: Champlain's stunning, main residential campus is located on 22 acres in Burlington, Vermont's Hill section and is frequently cited in national publications and opinion polls as one of America's Best College Towns. Other accolades include: America's Healthiest City, one of America's Prettiest Cities, one of America's Best Cities for the Next Decade, one of the Top Adventure Towns in the country, among the top 20 creative class metros, #2 Greatest Place to Live, one of the Most Promising Tech Hubs and #8 Best Cities for Career Opportunities. Burlington is also the first U.S. city to run 100% on sustainable energy and was named a White House TechHire community as part of a multi-sector White House initiative in 2016.
  • Housing: First-year students are housed in 19 restored Victorian-era mansions whose historical character is complemented by wireless and other technologies. Additional residential options include modern apartment and suite lodging.
  • International Programs: Academic centers in Montreal and Dublin, and foreign study programs in Shanghai, China; Ifrane, Morocco and Auckland, New Zealand offer guided immersion-study, internships and service learning experiences. 
  • Percentage of Students Who Study Abroad: 50%
  • Fitness: Full student fitness center with classes; organized outings like ice and rock climbing; travel excursions and an extensive roster of club sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey, rugby and lacrosse.
  • Recreation: Located near hundreds of miles of ski, snowboard, hiking and bike trails.
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid: Champlain College awards scholarships based on academic achievement and financial need.