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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Castleton is a public university located in Castleton, Vermont. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,590 undergraduate students. The Castleton acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 54% of students, Castleton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
About Castleton University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
Address
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735
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Castleton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,467/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,137/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,590Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
265
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Friendly
    60%
  • Vermonter
    28%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Hick
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Small school with a big heart.
    89%
  • Hidden Gem
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Castleton University Reviews

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I really love castleton! I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to such a small campus, but I ended up liking it so much. The people there are so nice and always willing to help you and be there for you. While the students are the same way. I made so many new friends so quickly, it was incredible. The food was great, the work load wasn't to bad either. Overall, I would recommend Castleton University
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Castleton University is a small school located in central Vermont. Surrounded by mountains, this institution combines the beauty of Vermont scenery with advanced technologies throughout campus. As an alum of the Natural Sciences Department, the small student-faculty ratio allowed me to easily get to know both the faculty and my peers, while presenting opportunities such as undergraduate research. The commitment to the students is overwhelmingly evident, fostering an environment fit for success. I would not change a thing about my undergraduate years, other than I wish I could have stayed longer.
As an alum of Castleton University, I am proud to tell others about where I went to school. Castleton is a school where you know your professors, know the staff, and even know the president. While the school may be small, it has a big heart and has only improved and grown since I graduated. I'm always happy to recommend Castleton!