Top 5 Reasons to Choose Champlain

The number of reasons to choose Champlain are many—our impressive-but-approachable faculty, friendly students, and stunning scenery often top the list. Below are some of the most-often reported influencing factors for people who choose to transfer college and apply to Champlain.

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At Champlain, you'll experience an education unlike any other, focused on today's issues and tomorrow's challenges. Our multidimensional approach will equip you with the professional and life-management skills to reach your full potential. 

Career-Focused Majors: Champlain has programs in more traditional fields, like Accounting, Education, and Communication as well as cutting-edge majors, including Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Creative Media, and Management & Innovation, and all are centered around hands-on, experiential learning. Each program is continually evolving and updated to keep up with the needs of the field.

Core Curriculum: The Core will challenge your assumptions, encourage you to think critically, develop your communication skills, and teach you to consider diverse perspectives and integrate them into a broader understanding of yourself and others. The knowledge you gain will help you evolve to be successful professional and global citizen.

InSight: Our four-year, comprehensive career and personal finance program will help you to become financially wise and career savvy. InSight is integrated with your major and Core as a part of your multifaceted Champlain degree and will teach you how to market yourself, negotiate your salary, manage your finances and, ultimately, set yourself apart for the jobs you want.

View our Academic Catalog for more information and course descriptions.  

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As a transfer student, you'll appreciate our small class sizes (12:1 student/faculty ratio), which provide you with individualized attention from our industry-expert faculty. Champlain professors really get to know who you are and what interests you, and they will help you push beyond your comfort zone and reach your goals. These relationships often result in exciting internship and employment opportunities that come from your teachers' network and connections and form the foundation for a lifelong professional network of your own. champlain.edu/faculty.

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No matter where we happen to call home, we are all citizens of one global society. At Champlain, we integrate international education into all aspects of the student experience. You may take part in study-abroad opportunities at our international campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland, as well as participate in foreign language curriculum, campus and community programming, internships and international service learning opportunities. Learn more at champlain.edu/oie.

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There's perhaps no greater testament to the rewards a Champlain education offers than its exceptional alumni network. As an alum, you'll have access to Champlain Connect, our virtual professional network, which offers a breadth of opportunities to engage, network, locate job opportunities, and offer and seek advice and mentorship. Additionally, Champlain Connect will keep you up to speed about what's new and exciting at Champlain, as well as notify you about upcoming exclusive alumni events and activities. Visit champlainconnect.org.

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Campus Visits: Transfer students have the opportunity to sit with Associate Director of Admissions, Julia Caminiti, to make sure all of their questions are answered, as well as tour campus with one of our Student Ambassadors. To sign up for an information session and a tour of our campus, go to champlain.edu/visit.

Commuter Students: Living off campus can sometimes feel isolating for transfer students. We have programs to support students who commute to Champlain and make the transition to Champlain as easy as possible. These programs will help you engage fully, connect with our community, and become active participants in campus life.

Single Parent Program: Being a single parent and making the decision to attend college is a big deal.  Learn more about the opportunities and additional support Champlain provides single parents, including our Single Parent scholarship. Contact Hilary Watson at hwatson@champlain.edu for more information.

Military & Veterans Benefits: Thinking of transitioning your hard-earned skills and experience into academic and professional success as a Military Veteran student at Champlain College? Learn more about our benefits for military and veteran personnel.

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