Quick Facts for School Counselors

A private college established in 1878, Champlain College is a national leader in preparing passionate students for rewarding careers and meaningful lives.


  • Total Areas of Study: More than 150 subject areas, including undergraduate majors, minors, and specializations as well as online and on-campus graduate degree programs and certificates.
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Enrollment: 2,129 traditional undergraduate students from 44 states and 18 countries.
  • Male-to-female ratio: 62% male, 38% female
  • Average class size: 16 (maximum 30)
  • Number of Clubs, Activities, and Organizations: 60+
  • Employment Rate: 94% of the Class of 2018 achieved career success within six months of graduation. (Based on data obtained from 89% of traditional undergraduate students.)
  • Prime Location: 214 miles to Boston. 104 miles to Montreal. 300 miles to New York City.


  • Academic Philosophy: True learning occurs when information and experience combine to create knowledge. An emphasis on career preparation and continuous self-improvement creates a direct path to professional success and a rewarding life.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Individually tailored career-focused programs blend transformative classroom teaching rooted in an understanding of tomorrow's workplace with active experiences, multidisciplinary studies, and life skills training.
  • Undergraduate Degrees: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Online Degrees & Continuing Education: This faster, more affordable approach to advanced education offers focused, self-directed learning on any schedule and credit for prior work or college experience.
  • Graduate Studies: Flexible online learning programs deliver the latest management skills and concepts in key disciplines while using work experiences to drive understanding of theory.
  • Graduate Degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, and Master of Science.
  • Upside-Down Curriculum: Unique educational architecture enables first-year students to immediately take significant courses in their major.
  • Accolades & Rankings: 
    • U.S. News & World Report named Champlain "Most Innovative School" in the North for the fifth year in a row in its "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings. 
    • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 recognizes Champlain as one of the "Best and Most Interesting Schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
    • Champlain is included in The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" and "Best Northeastern" colleges in 2020.
    • Champlain is a College of Distinction 2020 for its "Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes."
    • Champlain was also named one of the "Best Colleges for Veterans" by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020, was included in the top 50 schools in The Princeton Review's 2018 "Guide to 375 Green Colleges," and is ranked #12 in the country for percentage of students studying abroad by the Institute of International Education. 
    • The Atlantic also featured Champlain as the model of an "ideal college" in an article by education expert and writer, John Tierney.
  • Internships: Available in all majors. Nine out of 10 students complete at lease one experiential learning opportunity before they graduate.


  • Main Campus: Champlain's stunning, main residential campus is located on 22 acres in Burlington, Vermont's Hill Section and is frequently cited in national publications and opinion polls as one of America's Best College Towns. Burlington is also the first U.S. city to run 100% on sustainable energy and was named a White House TechHire community as part of a multi-sector White House initiative in 2016. Other accolades include:
    • #2 "Happiest and Healthiest Cities in the U.S."
    • one of America's Prettiest Cities
    • one of America's Best Cities for the Next Decade
    • one of the Top Adventure Towns in the country
    • among the top 20 creative class metros
    • #2 Greatest Place to Live
    • one of the Most Promising Tech Hubs
    • #8 Best Cities for Career Opportunities
  • Housing: First-year students are housed in 20 restored Victorian-era mansions whose historical character is complemented by wireless connectivity and other technologies. Additional residential options include modern apartments and suites.
  • International Programs: Our Champlain campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland, offer guided-immersion study and internships. Exchange partnerships and foreign study programs all over the world—including China, Italy, Argentina, Scotland, and New Zealand—offer additional study abroad opportunities. 
  • Percentage of Students Who Study Abroad: 56%
  • Fitness and Recreation: Enjoy a full student fitness center with classes, organized outings like ice and rock climbing, travel excursions, and an extensive roster of intramural and club sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, rugby, and lacrosse. Champlain is located near hundreds of miles of ski, snowboard, hiking, and mountain bike trails.
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid: Champlain College awards scholarships based on academic achievement and financial need.