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Unigo Top Student Rated School

Champlain College Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

15%

Very Good

50%

Average

25%

Poor

6%

Terrible

4%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

45%

Average

24%

Poor

24%

Terrible

7%

Campus Food
Excellent

10%

Very Good

14%

Average

43%

Poor

24%

Terrible

8%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

40%

Very Good

46%

Average

14%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

Class Size
Excellent

78%

Very Good

20%

Average

2%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

Activities
Excellent

22%

Very Good

40%

Average

28%

Poor

10%

Terrible

0%

Local Services
Excellent

62%

Very Good

24%

Average

8%

Poor

6%

Terrible

0%

Academics
Excellent

32%

Very Good

40%

Average

20%

Poor

8%

Terrible

0%

Overall Review for Champlain College

Excellent

33%

Very Good

50%

Average

17%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Raili

Champlain College is a good school as long as you are within the lines of the liberal political agenda. For a school that teaches diversity, the student and faculty views on anything remotely right wing are borderline hostile. Despite this, there are a lot of nice, understanding students as well and most of the professors have been in the field that they are teaching and are not shy to provide tips and help to their students.

Marie

It is an amazing school with endless opportunities. The small campus size allows me to feel like I make a difference in the community and I have a strong voice when it comes to school issues. We are right next to Lake Champlain and the mountains so the scenery is beautiful all year round. There is a strong sense of community and friendly support on campus.

Sarah

If you can't go to Hogwarts, Champlain is the next best thing. It is truly magical not only because of the strong academics but also because of the campus environment, of both the physical location and the people. Champlain students are the weirdest group of people I know but I use this term endearingly. Because we are all weird in our own ways and at Champlain we can embrace this weirdness and use it as a strength. Creative students in particular will especially thrive at Champlain and the artistic talent of these students is quite incredible. The curriculum is focused on doing more of what you love and helping you improve your strengths. Champlain cares less about grades and more about future success in the real world of Muggles. While we may not graduate wizards, we will be able to apply our unique skills to whatever comes our way.

Cortney

Champlain is one of the most innovative colleges that I have come across. They are general concerned for the well being of their students and strive for top end academics, safety and inclusiveness. Overall, the feeling at this school is personal, it is a school that makes you feel like everyone is your family.

Jordan

I attend online, and the program had been great so far. Easy to work with and a good balance between work, school, and life. The school resources are easily accessible too, with a ton of library materials available online. Overall it is a good school and works well with their students.

Hayley

I personally chose Champlain because of it's lack of Greek Life, that whole thing seems unnecessary to me. I came to Champlain for a tour on a rainy day, my favorite weather, and I just fell in love with the campus and the housing style. Being here is even better, the people are generally wonderful to associate with, the facilities are beautiful and the academics are pushing me further everyday. There's really no other place I would rather be.

Emmett

While it has its ups and downs, I personally believe that Champlain is a great college to attend for technology based majors. Especially for my specific major, Game Design and Game programming. While the food is notorious, Champlain makes up for it with its beautiful campus made of restored Victorian mansions right on Lake Champlain. The staff are always interested in what students have to say and encourage debates and questions, this creates a friendly and knowledgeable environment for the students. Overall Champlain College while costing an extreme amount of money to attend continues to encourage me to push myself academically.

Rachel

It is a wonderful school but the meal plan is one of the worst. A full meal plan is required if you live in on campus housing and the food is disgusting. Avoid at all cost, find somewhere off campus to live. The core classes are a great experience compared to the usual gen-ed requirements.

Jamie

The staff is passionate, as are the students. Champlain college wants to prepare you as an independent for the workforce. They care about students deeply and keep the campus clean. There are always activities for students to do, and here you find one of the best "college experiences". Burlington and the lakefront are beautiful, and South Burlington and the UMall are a bus ride away. In the warm days, you can walk to Church Street and get Ben and Jerry's and goof around in a comfortable setting with your friends. The opportunities for studying abroad are massive, they really want you to go somewhere, and will even pay for your passport. The support systems are great, and the campus is diverse and inclusive to everyone. Students are encouraged to be exactly who they want to be.

Holly

Champlain is an awesome small school in a busy university town. UVM is right next door so you can go to sporting events, frat parties etc if you want. Lots to do in Burlington. SHopping, famer's markets, music. Small classes diverse student body. Close to skiing and lots of outdoor activities. Discounted ski passes are great too!

Evelyn

I really like the city of Burlington. It is beautiful and is close to everything. It is pretty safe overall. The dorms are usually pretty nice. The selling point for the dorms is that a lot of them are old, Victorian-Era houses and mansions. The professors are usually pretty knowledgable and available to meet and talk. Since I am a filmmaking major, I know that the film program is great. The film program at Champlain is the reason why I chose to go to Champlain. They also have a great study aboard program! They have official campuses in Montreal, Canada, and in Dublin, Ireland. They also have other third-party options like Shanghai, China and New Zealand. There are definitely some things I don't like too. One thing is that while I have never really been a huge sports person, I do miss going to hockey or football games to support my school. Another thing is that the roommate matching system isn't great. Often times students will ask to be in a double and will end up in a triple or even a quad. Another thing is that there is definitely a lack of women overall. Another thing is that while the campus is supposed to be dry, lots of people drink and do drugs anyways, so you see lots of ambulances pulling up the dorms all the time. One last thing, that may not even be the college's fault, is that there are a lot of egotistical people here.

Christian

Champlain was a very appealing school to me, and it made me feel at home there. The campus was very nice, and there seemed to be quite a lot of activities for students to do. Burlington is also an amazing city for a campus as there are many weekend activities to go to in town.

Cora

My #1 choice! I am very excited to go. Their Facebook group for admitted students is where I got to meet some people so i wont go in knowing no one. The Financial Aid office and Aadmission office have been very helpful and kind to me, any question ive had they have answered in a timely manner!

Ellenor

I love my school! It draws an interesting and diverse group of learners who bring a lot of passion to our studies and culture. The professors love their work and are very accessible. The freshman dorms are amazing- renovated Victorian mansions. And the town of Burlington is full of shops, restaurants and galleries and is simply a friendly place to be. Not to mention Champlain has a stunning view of lake Champlain!

Desti

Pretty good school, I've had a really good time here so far. A higher number of weird kids than most schools but if you got your own group of people going for you then you should be fine. Faculty is really really good, at least in business school, and most classes I feel like I have learned some valuable knowledge from.

Madison

Honestly, I do love Champlain College. It's important to note the negative aspects that not a lot of people talk about though. The food is hit or miss. Meaning, if you aren't there exactly at mealtime, your food tends to be over/undercooked and cold. There is an ample opportunity for student engagement, but that means higher risks of burn out. The classes are amazing. I have never been at an academic facility that cared this much before. There are tiny class sizes (I'm in one of 7!), but that also means you can't really BS any assignments. If you want a tight-knit, small, LIBERAL community, look no further.

Katelyn

I have been part of the 100% online grad program for digital forensic science for 5 months now. The professors and academic advisors have been absolutely amazing, and supportive; they want to help you learn and succeed. The online program works with anyone schedule and is an easy to follow format. When it comes to online classes, they really know what they are doing. I selected Champlain College, as they have one of the best digital forensic programs in the country! They are also one of the most affordable.

Hannah

I think that it’s going in a positive direction, but time and effort needs to be put into the changes that need to be made here. But I’m happy regardless. One thing I can confidently say is that the diversity is not as massive as they make it seem.

Alexis

Champlain is a good school if you are willing to take the initiative on school, work, and social life. Don't expect people to do things for you, they're there to help you, not baby you. The social scene can be hard to break in to if you aren't willing to learn from other people and cultures. If you have dietary restrictions, you might find yourself having trouble at the dining hall. In spite of all this, almost all the courses I've taken that are related to my major have been very informative without being too overwhelming.

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