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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 85%. Popular majors include Accounting, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 55% of students, Castleton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735
About Castleton University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,554/ 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
$8,214/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,590Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
265
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
40%
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
55%
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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I love Castleton University. The staff is definitely devoted to making your time there very successful. All of the nursing teachers I have had are amazing at what they do. As soon as I got my first call from the registrars the staff was so friendly and helpful, it's an amazing school!
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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
The food is terrible and always cold. Being able to ski all the time and graduating in three years makes it worth it. Teachers and classes are a hit or miss, some are great!