C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Castleton University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
Address
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Scores Range
870-1070
ACT Scores Range
18-22
Application Fee
$48
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Castleton University

Cost

Net Price
$16,168/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,276/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,128/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,259/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,769/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,550/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,719Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Vermonter
    29%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Hick
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Small school with a big heart.
    88%
  • Hidden Gem
    12%

After Castleton University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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 am an international student and I think I could not have made a better choice. The professors are amazing, the students are really welcoming and friendly and whenever you are in trouble there is always someone to help. Castleton is making me fall in love with the United States!
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I am not an athlete, or a sports person for that matter, but some of my friends are and I only hear great things about athletics. The teams are very strongly bound and the school loves them. We all love attending the games and have a lot of Spartan pride! The facilities are great, and all the students are welcome to use them.
Castleton University is a great school for anyone looking for a small and close knit community. Since each department is so small, you really get to know everybody and it creates a sense of belonging. The academics are quite good and the professors seem like they want to be there. The only real complaint is the food. I personally, have had some bad luck with food not being palatable in the main dining hall, but there are different options on campus that make up for it. Other then that slight complication, Castleton University is a great school.