About Champlain

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

About Champlain

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Quick Facts & History

Champlain is consistently named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" regional rankings and is listed among The Princeton Review‘s "The Best 389 Colleges" for 2024.

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Our Strengths

Our strengths are built on a foundation of integrity: Career-focused majors, academic excellence, innovation and leadership, a caring community, global vision, the ideal learning environment and an exceptional alumni network.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We strategically organize our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work within an institutional framework that is comprehensive and includes all areas of the organization.

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Champlain College is where vision leads. Learn more about the leaders in Champlain's President's Office, Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate and Staff Council.

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Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission, vision and values inform everything we do at Champlain College.

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About Champlain College Online

Champlain College Online puts the needs of adult learners first. Our online division offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as certificates, in a 100% online format.

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David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the global Center of Experience in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.

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Center for Financial Literacy

Supporting educators and partners nationwide, the CFL provides educational resources and research-specific initiatives aimed at preparing individuals with the tools and confidence to better plan and improve their financial futures.

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Professional Services

Champlain College offers a number of professional services from the Conference & Event Center to Digital Investigation Services from the Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, among others.

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Consumer Information and Disclosures

The full list of consumer information and disclosures including general institutional information, accreditation, approval and licensure of institution and programs, health and safety and student outcomes.

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News and Events

Visit The View, the Champlain College news blog, filled with the latest stories about the people, places, ideas, news, and events at Champlain. There's also a special Admissions Insider section with great stories for prospective students who are engaged in their college search.

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Contact and location information for departments across campus as well as a full index of faculty.

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I decided to come to Champlain because of its small community. When I came here for a tour, I automatically felt a connection from everyone, being so close with each other and being so friendly. Champlain is also close to home for me and has really solid majors with a good curriculum.

Mya Brown, Class of 2023

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Nice to meet you!

Thanks for getting in touch. Download your Academic Book here. Please reach out anytime if you have any questions about Champlain; you can call or text us at (802) 625-0201 or email us at admission@champlain.edu.

Check out our list of majors, come visit our beautiful campus, and explore our blog, The View, for the latest news and updates.