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I was one or two classes above theSuper BrilliantArt & Design Department
I was one or two classes above the core curriculum being implemented. I had a three history classes, four english and literature classes, a science class, a math, a psych or sociology class, and a logic and reason class required, then everything else was an elective, or required for my major, which was multimedia and graphic design, which the school changed to just graphic design for later students. However, that changed when they added a number of core classes, which everyone I knew seemed to complain about.

The environment catered to progressing and innovating within your career, but you needed to build your own path, and sort of know what you wanted to do.

The curriculum was easy enough that if you really wanted to, you'd be able to float through and graduate while not truly being prepared for a position in your field. However, if you were passionate about what you do, it was a great experience. The resources available were a tremendous help, and all of the professors seemed very encouraging.

Some people had difficulty getting jobs after school, but I graduated class of 2010, which was a year where the economy pretty much came to a halt, and no matter what school you went to, it was difficult for new grads to find positions, especially in graphic design.

I remember at times being frustrated with some aspects of my program, but most of those issues were resolved about the time that I was graduating. They started up a print shop for more hands on production experience. Began focussing more on digital and the technical side of it, namely teaching the design majors to code. Either way, these were all skill sets that I was self learning outside of school, and my courses did a great job teaching the fundamentals of design and interactive design which would've been much more difficult to learn on my own, and it's helped me exceed beyond my peers in my industry (web design).As for social life, it's very easy to find a place to fit in here. With no greek life, and no varsity sports, you don't have too much of your run of the mill sorority and frat type personalities. Almost everyone here has some sort of eccentric streak about them. Lots of gamers, lots of hippies, and lots of ski or snowboard bums, but I don't think having a brief hippy phase is such a bad thing in terms of growing as a person and with the access to mountains, it'd be weird if you weren't enthused about skiing or snowboarding.

4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D
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Ignore all the people who hate Champlain College. It's a great place to go to school I would not go anywhere else in the world.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: D
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I have read all of the negative commentsQuite BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I have read all of the negative comments that people have posted and many of their bullet points are indisputable. There are a lot of hipsters, "snow bros" and gamers here. There is a lack of athletics and the food, while I find it delicious, can get a little repetitive. But Champlain is so much more than that. I have had the most amazing experiences here and have made so many friends through getting involved. By taking a couple of steps out of my comfort zone I was able to grow so much more. Anyone who complains about the cliques is still living in high school. By approaching new people in social situations such as the many free activities Champlain has on and off campus we are able to connect with people we wouldn't normally connect with. As for sports, there is a men's and a women's rugby team. They compete with other colleges all over New England. Where ever you go there are going to be people with whom you feel out cast or outnumbered by. That is part of going to college.
5th Year Male -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-
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