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International Profile

Champlain College is a private, career-focused institution with 2,200 undergraduates. With over 80 areas of study, a Core liberal arts curriculum, and a focus on experiential learning, Champlain prepares graduates for successful careers. 

Personalized support for international students
International students from 23 countries currently call Champlain College their home away from home. They benefit from the personalized attention our expert faculty provide in small classes of 17 or less. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 allows our faculty to get to know their students and become truly invested in their academic and career success.

Our graduates get jobs
Champlain College provides students
with a unique liberal arts Core and a career-focused education. A look at our career outcome data, which came from 91% of graduates from the 2014 class, shows that our approach pays off; 96% of graduates found
employment or are continuing their education one year after graduation. Of those employed, 90% are already working in positions related to their career goals.

A unique academic approach
Champlain has a unique multi-dimensional and pragmatic approach to its education that encompasses the academic program, career focus, and practical skills that students need to grow personally and professionally and to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Professional majors
Champlain’s bachelor’s degree programs are developed in collaboration with employers to ensure that students possess the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to excel in their chosen career field. With Champlain’s unique Upside-Down Curriculum, students begin taking classes in their major in the very first year, allowing them to quickly build their knowledge and résumé. The work in the classroom is supplemented by a robust internship program offered at all of Champlain’s campuses.

Core curriculum
The Core is Champlain’s innovative liberal arts curriculum that’s a key part of what helps Champlain uniquely prepare students for success. As students take courses in humanities, sciences, and economics, they explore important themes that form the foundation for critical-thinking and superior communication skills. Students leave Champlain not just as experts in their fields but as well-rounded global citizens, primed to be intellectual leaders in the professional world.

Life Experience & Action Dimension (LEAD)
LEAD teaches students how to apply
many of the practical, financial, and interpersonal skills they need for career success, as well as conceptual approaches to living that will help them create and enjoy well-managed, thoughtful, and rewarding lives.

A home away from home
Champlain offers its students a traditional campus environment in one of America’s most stunningly beautiful cities. Beyond our restored Victorian-era mansions and newly built residence halls, a world of entertainment and adventure awaits: concerts, dances, picnics, student life adventure trips, international film festivals, guest-speaker events, networking opportunities, and other happenings on campus—and that’s to say nothing of all the things going on in the city. Burlington has it all: Lake Champlain, mountains, and the best outdoor sports terrain (summer and winter!) in the Northeast.




Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s most celebrated “college towns.” The main campus is within driving distance to Boston and New York, as well as Montreal and Quebec City in Canada. Champlain’s campuses in Montreal and Dublin, Ireland, provide our students with the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at our global centers or through exchange programs around the world.


Type of College: Champlain is a small private college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four distinct schools and divisions.

Size of Campus: 30-acre campus; 23 academic buildings and 25 residence halls

Number of Students: 2,200 undergraduate students

Number of Faculty: 100 full time, 261 part time

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 30 professional majors offered through the Robert P. Stiller School of Business, the Division of Communication & Creative Media, the Division of Education & Human Studies, and the Division of Information Technology & Sciences

Geographic Diversity: Students from 41 states and 23 countries

International Student Services: Dedicated international admissions counselor, Office of International Education, international student advisor

International Student Budget:
Tuition $37,436
Room and Board$14,050
Activity and Technology Fee$200
Mandatory Health Insurance$1,680

* Does not include potential program-specific lab fees

Financial Aid: Champlain College offers non-U.S. citizens merit-based institutional aid.

Test Score Requirements: Either the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE examination is required only for non-native English-speaking applicants.

TOEFL: iBT 61, computer-based 173
PTE Academic: 44
SAT/ACT: Required

Application Deadlines and fees:
Champlain College offers three application deadlines:
Early Decision I: November 15
Early Decision II: January 15
Regular Decision: February 1