Champlain College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670
Tel: (802)860-2700; 800-570-5858; Admissions: (802)860-2727; Fax: (802)862-2772; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (baccalaureate programs are part of the 2+2 curriculum). Founded 1878. Setting: 21-acre suburban campus with easy access to Montreal, Canada. Endowment: $4.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6314 per student. Total enrollment: 2,584. Faculty: 215 (55 full-time, 160 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,436 applied, 63% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 1 class president, 1 valedictorian, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 1,668 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 860 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 26 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Required for some: SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $22,030 includes full-time tuition ($12,925), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($8955). College room only: $5405. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Diversity Champlain, International Club, community service organization, Champlain Players (theater group), Outing Club/Skiing Snowboarding Club. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Halloween Masquerade Dance, Spring Meltdown. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 680 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Miller Information Commons with 60,000 books, 19,200 microform titles, 270 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $390,943. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Burlington offers the best of both worlds: the excitement of life in the city and the tranquility and recreational splendor of the northern Vermont countryside. Three blocks from the Champlain campus, the Church Street Marketplace provides an exciting collection of more than 100 shops, services, and restaurants. Within one hour's drive are five major ski resorts: Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen, and Smugglers' Notch.