College Sophomore 2013-09-15T15:39:08Z
Champlain College is very helpful with schlarships and financial aid. They want to help students attend college.
College Sophomore 2013-09-15T15:29:31Z
We have intramural activities but no varsity sports.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T16:54:20Z
Professors are all nice. Sometimes course work in simultaneous classes are very similar. The workload is very manageable.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T16:51:22Z
Health & Safety:
I haven't needed campus safety yet but from what I've seen, they're always available and help others in my dorm. I can always see them driving around campus 24/7.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T16:48:43Z
So far, this is a strong program for a future in the publishing field. I don't think all of the classes are relevant to my specific needs of the Professional Writing program (such as a media and society class and a journalism class) but I suppose it helps to make a person more well rounded.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T16:46:33Z
Wi-fi on the whole campus and computers available in the library as well as in the Mac lab. There is only one place to print in color and that's in the Mac lab so it is inconvenient for someone who has never used a Mac.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T03:47:40Z
When it's hot, IT'S HOT. But once it becomes winter you'll be lucky to be warm. At least when it snows the walkways around campus is shoveled and salted. School is never cancelled due to snow.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T03:45:32Z
There are mostly white people here. There is barely any diversity ethnicity wise. However, there are quite a few international students.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T03:41:53Z
It's there– People seen smoking outside especially around the lawn next to the sign that tells them that smoking there is prohibited. Drinking happens, but you'd be dumb to do it out in the open on campus. If found drinking or doing drugs the student is definitely punished. There have been reported incidents of people found drinking. The information is on the college website.
College Freshman 2013-07-27T00:27:31Z
There's only two meal options available. An unlimited plan or a commuter student plan. The food isn't that bad and there is something for everyone! Most options can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request. The dining hall also has a Facebook page where you can request menu items for the next week.
College Junior 2013-07-16T23:27:49Z
Media services can be slow to fix issues, but over all its not horrible.
College Junior 2013-07-16T23:25:23Z
I think campus safety does a good job of enforcing the rules while understanding college life. CPS is always available and they truly want everyone to be safe. If they see/hear stuff they will act, but if someone calls them and is drunk and needs help they act out of safety before trying to punish them
College Junior 2013-07-16T23:21:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Mostly guy school, all guys are either ski bros or gamers.
College Student 2013-07-08T17:33:50Z
The dining hall is actually quite decent, and if you live on campus you pay a flat rate for unlimited card swipes. While they don't let you take food out (besides something you're still eating, like an ice cream cone), it's pretty easy to steal bagels, apples, etc. by wrapping them in napkins and stashing them in your bag. As for off-campus, the food around Burlington is great. There are some really good restaurants that are a little more expensive (good for when your parents visit), and tons of cheap options that are open late like KKD's. Even if you're not 21, head to Church st. on the weekend nights to take advantage of the food carts.
College Student 2013-07-08T17:30:32Z
Nightlife during the weekends here is pretty vibrant - during the week it's a lot more calm, but if you put in the effort I'm sure you could find something. Underage nightlife is great, especially because of the proximity to UVM - there are lots of house parties at Champlain students' apartments but if you have friends at UVM you'll find plenty over there to go to as well. There's definitely an active nightlife in Burlington for the 21+ scene as well; plenty of bars and clubs downtown, and if you live anywhere near downtown it's reasonable to walk there and back.
College Student 2013-07-08T17:25:29Z
If you're comparing it to giant state schools (UVM, for example), you might be underwhelmed by Champlain's facilities - they're perfectly suited to how many students are here and I've never found them to be packed or unusable, but they aren't huge or particularly impressive because, again, there aren't thousands and thousands of students. However, the buildings are are nice (no dirty classrooms in need of repair like I saw on other schools' tours) and the aesthetic is really nice.
College Student 2013-07-08T17:21:51Z
While I haven't taken advantage of most of the computer labs or technology resources available, I've always had good luck with what I have used. Wireless is reasonably fast and reliable, and if something happens with your personal laptop there are always available computers at the library or labs that you can use. Printing is free and unlimited (which is nice if you're like me and like to print off articles to highlight and take notes), and while the printers sometimes do have issues, there are enough that you'll always have a backup.
College Student 2013-07-08T17:15:35Z
The school feels really homey and comfortable overall. Dorms are small (and converted victorian houses, as you've probably heard) and tend to produce close-knit friendships. Classes are similar: teachers really get to know you and your work, which is great for recommendations and networking later on, and it's easy to develop friendships with your classmates. Besides the college community itself, the location is great; really close to UVM and the awesome downtown Burlington area.
College Junior 2013-06-18T20:37:50Z
The dorms are nice, old Victorian homes and they usually house 40-50 people, so you really get to know most of the people that house with. In the last couple of years, Champlain have attracted a lot of game art/design and computer science majors and just nearly reached a 70% male population. Although, I am not a gamer, or a male, everyone I met my freshman year was very friendly and many have become my close friends.
College Junior 2013-06-18T20:22:44Z
The school is small, but all of the computers and facilities are fairly new and in good condition. Everything is very close so it's very easy to get from place to place, especially in the snow, but as an off-campus student I don't spend too much extra time on campus.
College Junior 2013-06-18T20:19:28Z
There are few discounted places to get food, but if you live downtown there are great places to eat out. There is a pretty large variety and cater well too healthy-eaters (if you want to spend the extra money though). Skinny Pancake, Pearl Street Diner, Henry's Diner, American Flatbread, KKD's, Ali Baba's, and Junior's are great places to eat in Downtown Burlington that aren't too pricey.
College Junior 2013-06-18T20:15:49Z
There are only a few intramural sports offered at Champlain, besides rugby, and the facilities are quite small. There is a small gym and there are only a few classes, but that makes sense since there is fairly little interest in athletics at Champlain. They do make up for it with ski trips (that are discounted for Champlain students) and other student activities.
College Freshman 2013-05-28T15:33:15Z
Guys & Girls:
most are very friendly. You just have to find the crowd that fits your desired lifestyle.
College Freshman 2013-05-28T15:30:44Z
Burlington has a small town feeling. Friendly and warm but has all the amenities of a large city. Most within walking distance of the college.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-16T13:33:59Z
The school is relatively new and the campus housing is being renovated with new amenities
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