Champlain College
163 S. Willard St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 860-2700
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Champlain College is a private institution in Burlington, Vt., that was founded in 1878. Students at here enjoy the local culture and history of Burlington and the greater New England region. The college awards primarily bachelor’s degree and certificate programs, though also offers several master’s degree programs. Its unique “upside-down” curriculum, in which students take major courses their first year, sets it apart from other colleges. Champlain College also was recently recognized on U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Colleges” list.

Programs Offered

Champlain College offers many certificate and degree programs that are highly focused and relevant to specific industries, allowing students to specialize in an area of their field. For example, screenwriting, graphic design management, and cyber investigation are just a few of the specializations available. Many of the on-campus programs offered at Champlain College are also available in online format. This chart allows students to cross-reference programs for online availability.


Champlain College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It has held this accreditation since 1990.


Freshmen students applying for regular decision at Champlain College must submit an application for admission, an official copy of their high school transcript, and official reports of their SAT or ACT scores. Additional required materials include two letters of recommendation – one from the student’s school guidance counselor and another from someone who can highlight the student’s strengths. Students applying to select studio arts, design, or media programs may also need to submit a portfolio. The regular decision deadline is February 1 for the fall semester. Be sure to check directly with the school to confirm deadlines, though. Admission requirements for graduate studies at Champlain College are different for each program of study, students should reference the website of their chosen program for application details.

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