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
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Castleton University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
Address
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735

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
97%
SAT Range
850-1063
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Castleton University

Cost

Net Price
$15,826/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,101/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,001/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,509/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,922/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,854/ year

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.32 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,728Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
38%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
48%
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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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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Castleton is a wonderful school, especially if you're looking to be more than just a number. Class sizes are small and professors are always willing to meet and get to know students. If you are looking for a huge school with a crazy social scene and lots of bars and restaurants close by, this may not be the place for you. If you are looking for a lot of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, swimming, skiing; Castleton is perfect. The campus is small, quiet, and easy to navigate. Faculty and staff are kind and always willing to help. Overall a really wonderful school.
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!