Virtual Open House 2020

Check back soon for information on Virtual Fall Open House!

We do things differently here.

At Champlain, you'll experience small class sizes and professors who are 100% dedicated to giving you the best possible education. We're not talking about textbooks and lectures—we're talking about hands-on, practical learning from professors who have extensive industry experience in their fields. They bring their expertise into the classroom and get you out into the real world to learn from your own experiences as soon as possible.

Our innovative Upside-Down Curriculum gets you started in classes that matter most to you beginning in your very first year, so you can start internships as early as the summer after your first semester.

Find out if our different is a good fit for your different. Our Virtual Summer Open House events in July were a blast, and we're already coming up with ideas to make our Virtual Fall Open House just as welcoming and engaging as our on-campus events. Check back soon for more information and to register, because the opportunity to discover your ideal college is too good to miss. And who knows—you might win some cool stuff!



just a few reasons to join us

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An award-winning college

There's no doubt that our approach is one of the reasons that, year after year, we appear in the most prestigious college ranking guides. Some of our recent accolades include:

  • The Princeton Review's 2020 "The Best 385 Colleges" and 2019 "Guide to 361 Green Colleges." In fact, we were ranked the 25th greenest college in the United States
  • A "Most Innovative School" in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" regional rankings
  • One of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, according to the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2020
  • Ranked 20th in the country for Information Technology by, and in the top 20 schools for Game Design by The Princeton Review

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Give perspective to your college search

When you attend our Virtual Open House, you'll begin to see the benefits of:

  • an innovative, career-focused approach to higher education (our grads consistently land jobs in their field at rates higher than national averages);
  • faculty with extensive industry experience in the subject areas in which they teach;
  • a stunningly beautiful campus (we argue it's one of the most beautiful in the country);
  • a creative, ambitious, and tight-knit community and outstanding student life activities, clubs, and trips;
  • residence halls you can really call home (because they are actually houses—Victorian-era mansions, to be specific).

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Receive a scholarship just for showing up

We believe in the value of a college visit—so much so that, when you visit our campus through any official visit (including an Open House), you'll immediately be eligible for our $4,000 Visit Scholarship. That's $1,000 per year!

Like all of your awards, you can count on this money for all four years that you're enrolled full-time thanks to our Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee.

If you've already visited us, you already have the scholarship! 

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Learn How Amazing Burlington Is

Burlington's small-town charm and big-city vibe lets you live the best of both worlds. The backdrop to it all? Stunning Lake Champlain and mountains everywhere you look. Plus, New England's best trails to bike, hike, ski, and ride are just minutes away. Burlington is such an amazing place it landed in the #1 spot on Travel + Leisure's list of Best College Towns!

Explore Burlington

There was definitely something about Champlain that made me want to stay.

Jennifer Yee // Marketing Major

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Discover our major difference 

If you've been researching colleges, you already know that most lists of majors look about the same, with maybe a few that stand out from those you've seen nearly everywhere else.

When you look at Champlain College's list of majors, can you see what links them together? We'll spare you the suspense: Champlain's career-focused majors offer the greatest potential for future employment.

So, on our list of majors, you'll find some "traditional" fields—like Accounting, Communication, and Social Work—and you'll find many "nontraditional" majors that you probably haven't seen anywhere else, like Data Science, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Game Production Management, Creative Media, Professional Writing, Business Administration: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Studies & Policy. Our newest majors include Applied Mathematics and Degree Design Lab: Create Your Own Major.

No matter which major you choose, your Champlain education will be anything but "typical." Here, there's no such thing!

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