About Castleton University

Founded in 1787, Castleton University. is a Public college. Located in Vermont, which is a city setting in Vermont, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,969 full time undergraduate students, and 373 full time graduate students.

The Castleton University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 94 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Castleton University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate95%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range860-1068
ACT Range17-24

Admissions at CSC are considered Less Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 12% were in the top quarter, and 3% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Castleton University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
63%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
25%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
13%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
63%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
25%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
13%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Castleton University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    39 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    39 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    40 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Castleton University?

10 Students rated Castleton University

Sierra

Castleton has a phenomenal academic program with accreditation in multiple degrees, including social work and nursing; however, it goes above and beyond academics, with over 60 clubs to choose from and weekend activities. As I have begun to get more involved, this quaint campus has become a second home for me, as it does for most. Additionally, the small size of the campus allows us to have more personal relationships with our professors and students alike. The professors will learn your name and personality. They are also often available to receive assistance from. If you are unable to make it to a professor's office hours, they are often rather efficient at responding to emails. You are likely to see the same students quite often, allowing you to create a greater bond with them. Although it may not be perfect, it’s perfect for me! I would highly suggest checking it out to see if it may be perfect for you too!

Alexander

My motivation for pursuing university-level study is to obtain the knowledge and experience necessary to work as an Athletic Trainer. Castleton University has an amazing Athletic Training Program and it’s tailored to students, like me, who thrive in a hands-on learning environment. With that said, I believe I have found the perfect college for me to succeed; small classes and hands-on teaching in a field I have always wanted to pursue. In addition, this college has recruited me to wrestle, a sport that I love and has given me so much pleasure. It’s a small liberal arts school in Vermont, with a beautiful campus, and friendly students. During my campus visit, the staff was very welcoming and made me fill at home. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, an excellent choice of food options in the dining hall, and great dorm rooms. I was also pleased to hear the college is “sports friendly”; meaning, students in nursing and health-related fields are able to participate in sports. At some colleges, it’s difficult for students in these fields to be involved in sports due to required “lab” time requirements for medical-related classes. Another big selling point is their internship program. I believe an internship will improve my chances of obtaining employment after graduation. Lastly, the college is in good standings with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the agency responsible for accrediting educational programs in athletic training. If Castleton’s program wasn’t accredited, students who complete their program would not be able to sit for the Board of Certification examination. Passage of this examination is what allows you to enter the profession of athletic training. Therefore, I believe a degree from Castleton University will give me the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve me dream; work with athletes all over the country at the collegiate and national levels.

Lexie

Honestly, I love Castleton. I feel completely at home here. The staff, professors, and even my peers make me feel welcomed. I am known by my name at Castleton and not my Student ID number. We take such care of the people around us. I couldn't think of a better place for me to be perusing my higher education.

Tyler

I enjoyed visiting the Campus and intend on attending Castleton in the Fall Semester. It is a beautiful campus with very extrodinary scenerys. Not only do I feel safe to live and learn here, but I feel as if I'm home. The young adults attending the University seemed respectful and well mannered.

Castleton University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Castleton University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Castleton University is 95%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Study hard

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Castleton State College is very well known to be environmentally friendly as well as actively involved in the local community. Unlike other undergraduate institutions, Castleton has successful ties to local high schools and elementary schools, mentor programs, and local businesses. Castleton students take great pride in their work with the populace in the area surrounding the college, drinking in the experience and knowledge they gain.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The sceience department in general. Everyone is awesome so long as you work hard and strive to succeed. I see a lot of professors as friends and mentors rather than just teachers, I work with them, do research with them, travel with them, they are like extended family and help me so much to succeed at school and outside of school.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about how many general requirements this college needed. If you don't know what you want to do, this is a great school for you, but for those of you who wanted to get started on your major, you have to go through a few frames of refrences.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The showers at the ellis dorm. THe teachers are great, the food is great, the education and lecture rooms are great, but the showers need to have hotter water and more privacy.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i tell my friends how the size of the school is perfect..the dorms are nice, there are tons of renovations going on so there will be many new buildings. I also tell them that the people there are always nice.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    amazing

    Read all  6 answers
  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Castleton is best known for its art and theatre programs.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    any kind

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    Some are quite hard workers, some do seem to not care and just do whatever they feel like though. Those who are hard workers do an extremely good job keeping their grades up and setting an extremely good example for thier fellow students.

    Read all  5 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing is finacial aid, and finding a job on campus. If you don't have a car, your going to have a harder time getting a job.

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People that like small classes and know what they want to do.

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

1,969

Total Undergrad Enrollment

373

Total Grad Students

31%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

40

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

43%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending Castleton University receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 77% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,722

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$9,988

Room and Board

37,710

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,363
$30 - $48K
$13,991
$48 - $75K
$17,799
$75 - $110K
$19,090
$110K & UP
$20,745

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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