4th of July fireworks show above Lake Champlain.

Plan A Visit

As one of “The Best College Towns & Cities in the U.S.,” there’s a lot going on in Burlington. There’s always something new to see and someone new to meet. In fact, college students make up a quarter of the population in our quaint and quirky little city.  It makes sense then that the home of a college education that’s different by design, and features something called the Upside-Down Curriculum, is based in Burlington.

It was the first city to source 100% of its energy from renewable sources, making it one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation, and continues to be a hub of innovation with growing industries, artisanal producers, and a strong job market. Burlington is the perfect place to launch your career and enjoy city life, all while maintaining a deep sense of community. Just visit and you’ll know what we mean.

Plan Your Visit

Explore the Great Outdoors

Must See: Church Street

Church Street at dusk, lined with trees glowing in Christmas lights.

Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace, named the #3 “Best Public Square in the Nation” by USA Today in 2023, is just a five-minute walk from campus.

Burlington is a magical place. The people are great, the atmosphere of Church Street is always bustling, and everything is close by. I never got homesick because Burlington feels like home. I love it here, and I plan to live here after college.
Emily Kokot, ‘20, Visual Communication Design

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Top 25

Burlington, Vermont—our beautiful hometown—was named one of the top 25 college towns in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2023.


Vermont was ranked by CNBC as the best state in the U.S. to live and work in 2023.


Champlain College was listed among the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report in 2024.

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