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Learn What You Love

At Champlain College in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, you’ll start learning what you love sooner than you would at other schools, which means you can dive into career-focused internships right away.

You’ll discover what inspires you, what gets you in the zone, and learn how you can make a difference in the world—not just today and tomorrow, but for the rest of your life.

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Ranked a “Most Innovative School” for the fifth year in a row.
—U.S. News & World Report


World-class academics

Industry-expert professors who can help me succeed

Amazing student life and inclusive community

Small classes where my voice can be heard

Outstanding career outcomes

Access to internships—even while abroad!

Stunningly beautiful campus in one of the country's safest cities

Service- and social-justice-oriented culture

Driven, creative, and wildly curious classmates

An awesome, vacation-worthy college town


Our Upside-Down Curriculum is Your Advantage

Most schools require you to take your general education courses before you begin classes in your major, but Champlain is different. Our Upside-Down Curriculum means you can start right away and be ready for serious internships as early as your first year.

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Majors That Matter

Our career-focused majors will set you up for success in growing fields—like Creative Media, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Filmmaking, Game Design, Law, Professional Writing, and more! 

Still figuring it out? Take our Dream Major Quiz to explore your interests and discover promising career paths.

explore ALL Majors

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Our Inclusive Community

Champlain is full of makers, thinkers, doers, coders, gamers, artists, and entrepreneurs—all driven, welcoming, and wildly curious. And they all come together to learn, play, and create amazing things on one of America's most beautiful campuses, in one of America's most stunningly beautiful cities.

The #1 College Town

Home to Ben & Jerry's and Burton Snowboards, Burlington is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation. Its small-town charm and big-city vibe lets you live the best of both worlds. The backdrop to it all? Spectacularly beautiful Lake Champlain and mountains everywhere you look.
EXPlORE Burlington

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Go Global

With two international campuses (in Dublin, Ireland, and Montreal, Canada) and a mission and curriculum that encourage international study, our program lets you see the world while learning how to change it for the better. Living and learning in another country helps ensure you’ll graduate prepared to be an engaged global citizen.

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What would an ideal college look like? A lot like this. American higher education would be better off if more schools tried to replicate what’s going on here. Champlain students are now so highly sought after that many are being recruited while still in their junior year, and sometimes even earlier. The Atlantic Magazine

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Burlington, Vermont

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Thanks for getting in touch. Stickers and information will be on their way shortly. Please reach out anytime if you have any questions about Champlain. Call or text us at 802.625.0201 or email us at admission@champlain.edu.

You can check out our list of majors, come for a virtual visit, and explore our blog, The View, for the latest news and updates.

The Ideal College


Champlain's average class size is 16 students, and in those small classes your professors are 100% devoted to teaching and helping you succeed.


Our student to faculty ratio is 12:1, with multiple points of support, including a Faculty Advisor, Academic Specialist, and Career Coach.

WE’RE #1

Burlington, Vermont was ranked the #1 Best College Town in the United States by Travel + Leisure magazine. We couldn't agree more. 

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The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.


Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year in its "America's Best Colleges" 2020 ranking.


91% of 2019 graduates are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.