Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont.

Our career-driven approach to higher education starts students off in their major on the very first day of classes and prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester. Our signature programs are: The Game Studio (Game Design, Game Art, Game Production Management, & Game Programming - all separate majors), Computer and Digital Forensics, Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, Data Science, Social Work, Teacher Education, Filmmaking, Creative Media, & Visual Communication Design.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal arts college; Specialist institution

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 75%
  • Average ACT score: 22-28
  • Average SAT score: 1090-1280
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Business, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Education, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Information Sciences/Systems, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships 
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $63,458