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| I graduated in 2008 with my associate's degree but decided to return to get my BS. I have to admit that I'm not what one would consider a "normal" college student. When I began at Champlain I had a young daughter. I think this helped me to focus more on myself then on those around me.|
I thoroughly enjoyed most of my classes at Champlain. The student body is what I consider to still be young. What I mean is that many of them come to Champlain College from home and this is their first experience being away from their parents. These students that I'm talking about are more concerned with being cool and having fun then they are about their educations. When starting I was only a year or two older then these same people but I was in a totally different mindset maybe because I was a parent or because I had already experienced life outside of my parents home. Regardless of what the other students were doing I think that the quality of education at Champlain is an A+. Some classes didn't challenge me very much but those were the entry level courses to prepare you for the more advanced stuff later on. I felt that most of the classes had plenty of assignments and projects for you to show what you had learned.
The only negative experience that I can think of is communicating with my advisor. This was not the case with other advisors or with any of the professors. This individual had a history of confusing emails. Whenever I have emailed a professor I have always gotten a reply within 24 hours. Most were very kind and appraochable. The only advice that I can give is that Champlain College is a great institution. Just focus on yourself and your goals and don't worry about the students around you. Remember that you are in college to further your education.
|Jan 28 2009|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2010 |
|Not so bright|
| I decided to leave Champlain College after going there for two years. To be honest I did enjoy my time at Champlain a lot but was ready for something different. To start I never felt very challenged, I did very well all four semesters without doing a lot of work. The campus does have good resources for their students (math lab, writing lab), however trying to get in touch with my advisor was extremely difficult. The school is very focused on its image constantly competing with surrounding schools to make it stand out by building a â€œclose knit communityâ€. The school has greatly changed from when I started, the school now prides itself on its 3-d education with their new COR and Lead Programs. Which I have heard very mixed reviews about. I loved the majority of my professors most of them were intelligent, approachable and helpful. I could not stand the student body. Basically split in to two groups; group A stoners wearing large graphic hoodies who went to Champlain because it is located in Burlington near ski mountains, and group B primarily computer majors (some are extremely nice others weird) and people who love themselves and spend the whole class telling personal stories that do not relate to the discussions. I was able to meet some cool people and it is nice that you can move off campus whenever because there is not enough housing. Overall the school has good intentions but does feel a lot like thirteenth grade. If you are looking for something much different from high school Champlain College is probably not the best choice. |
|Dec 22 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| Like most things in life College is what you make of it. I was accepted at many named schools including large universities that offered academic scholarships. My initial reason for attending Champlain was the upside down curriculum and proximity to ski slopes. |
I started my first business in the ninth grade and after years of competitive business I needed a school that would allow me to take business courses from day one, as I matured I was able to blend in the required liberal art courses and still keep my business focus. My internship abroad (completely arranged by CC) was off the hook, providing detailed exposure in every aspect of business.
My first dorm room was the former living room of a large Victorian mansion which I shared with one roommate.
We hung our bikes from the ceiling and had our grill on the deck outside our window. The campus has so many new buildings and the older ones have all been upgraded to meet current safety standards. Burlington is fantastic with great biking, hiking, climbing, skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, clubs, parties, restaurants and shops. If you want to sit in your room, your not taking advantage of your surroundings. If you find the work too easy, your sliding not working, this is college the spoon feeding is over, it is up to you to dig into the work and become proficient in your major, you should spend 2-3 hours working outside the classroom for every hour in class. You can also take courses at St. Michaels College which has an exchange program with Champlain. UVM also accepts most if not all Champlain courses. The best thing you can do as a perspective student is visit, speak to the professors in your desired major and make your own call. If attend and don't like it, transfer after your freshman year, with a 25% dropout rate at most schools you will have a great chance of attending your first choice school, your only risk is you may fall in love with Champlain and Burlington.
|Feb 20 2008|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |