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  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 1,730 undergraduate students. The Castleton acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Castleton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.
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
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1068
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,118/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,363/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,991/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,799/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,090/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,745/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,730Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    58%
  • Vermonter
    27%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Fair Haven Slaters with no life
    4%
  • Hick
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Small school with a big heart.
    86%
  • Hidden Gem
    11%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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 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.
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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!
Castleton is truly “the small university with a big heart”. In my time at Castleton, I had the opportunity to be part of the Spartan family in many ways. I graduated in the Spring of 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. The science department, like other departments, was a close-knit group. The small classroom sizes allowed each student to get the individual attention they needed to succeed. At Castleton, you’re not just a number, you’re a person. Professors know your name, have conversations with you, and even go to sporting events to show their support.
Castleton offers numerous majors, athletics, and clubs, making it appealing to those who want to do it all.