Vermont State University Castleton
- 4 Year
- CASTLETON, VT
Vermont State University Castleton Reviews
Rating 3.38 out of 5 511 reviews
I am going to be a senior in the 2023-2024 school year majoring in criminal justice and criminology. Overall I have had an amazing experience at Castleton University, the professors are amazing and so much fun to work with, there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus such as the Student Government Association which I am a part of as the Chief Justice of Student Court, there is the Multicultural Club and Spectrum Pride which are two very inclusive clubs, and if there isn't a club on campus that interests you you can create your own very easily! While Castleton does have many options for food when it comes to dietary restrictions, as someone with celiac disease the staff at all our dinning options have been amazing with working with me to make sure I have food to eat and have even brought in new stuff for me to try. Castleton has been amazing and the people here are all very nice! I have had a great time here!
Castleton University is a good school if you are interested in living in the country side of Vermont. And if your into nursing or the arts. But I don't enjoy any of those so I find Castleton to be meh at best. There's not much to do in this small town and if you don't have a car good luck having fun.
The school has a nice community and is small if you like that type of thing but the food isn’t great.
I love that Castleton is a small school and the community in it, but so much has been going on from merging with other schools that it has added stress. The dining hall is also not very good and does not serve a lot of options, especially for gluten free people.
Small class sizes and an ability to interact on a regular basis with your professors. The work is interesting and there is a lot of class discussion. It is not just lecture.
I love studying at Castleton University. I am currently a sophomore and have had nothing but a positive experience. The only thing that I would change is how much the merger is being pushed on the students. Castleton University is not the same as it used to be, and up coming students do not receive anything that has Castleton on it, everything is now Vermont State University. This is extremely sad because I chose this school for Castleton, not for VSC.
Castleton University is a great school to attend if you, like me, are from a small town where the community becomes a family. Despite only being enrolled at CU for a semester, this sense of community and family is strong. Despite the lack of diversity, a problem within the state and New England as a whole, Castleton does a fantastic job at making students feel at home.
The smaller campus allows for a close knit community of students and faculty. Professors are willing to go out of their way to help students accomplish the things they want to accomplish.
Castleton is a good school if you are looking to get into health-related degrees. There are also a wide variety of non-related health degrees as well. Everyone at Castleton is very nice and welcoming and you will definitely be able to find where you belong in this community.
Small school with a very big heart. They aren't the best at anything, really, but the faculty and staff will care for your kids as if they were your own as they transition to the confusion of adulthood. This is a place where working hard stands out and you are never lost in the crowd. Sometimes this can be a bad thing. Professors bend over backwards to help students and are mentors more than anything. Definitely experienced some less-than-ideal situations with a handful of professors, but the lack of frats and sororities makes campus life a bit less treacherous than other places. There are quirks, and the food is absolutely awful. The cost of tuition is also inflated. Administration could use some work. Otherwise, this was a great place to start life and they launched me into graduate school with their McNair Program. They care about diversity and equity a lot for a small Vermont town. No real need for police involvement, relatively safe campus and area to hike, run. Highly reccomend
Everyone is included with it being such a small school . More attention from professors , and lots of leniency in the classroom.
I really liked how you can connect with the professors. Everyone at Castleton is so supporting. Having such a small campus made it easier to connect with others.
Pretty solid college, food is ok if you aren’t crazy picky. If you want to play sports you will be able to here. Fun overall, but there some things you wish they put extra money into.
Castleton University has that homey feel of a small school, while actually being quite large. The faculty is outstanding and the professors are very knowledgeable and helpful. However, there is a glaring undercurrent of sexual assault and rape problems that the school has yet to address not bring attention to.
The professors were very helpful and found ways to teach during the COVID pandemic. While remaining flexible with student's schedules, the professors certainly put forth a good effort to accommodate student needs while understanding the difficulties of learning online and the environment many students were in.
Although being uncertain about attending Castleton at first, I felt like I was at home shortly after arriving on campus. Everybody on campus is super friendly and professors build a connection with their students that last for your entire college career. Castlelton is an affordable university that offers many things that you would find at a big name school while being more more affordable.
I love Castleton! Everyone there is so nice and welcoming its crazy. I was treated so well by all of the staff and administration.
Being online is hard, especially as a nursing student. With COVID being around many of my classes have been online and that has been quite challenging, yet my professors truly make the most of the situation. They offer office hours via zoom weekly, and most of my professors are willing to meet outside of their office hours if you schedule a meeting. They are all super friendly, and willing to help which is so helpful during these tough times.
I love attending Castleton University. The school is a bit on the smaller size in comparison to most universities but the atmosphere is very much like home. I always feel comfortable on campus, and everyone is always so friendly and easy to talk to. Being a student there truly feels like home and I could not imagine myself anywhere else.
Castleton University offered online learning this semester, while allowing students the choice of whether to be on campus or off, depending on their personal feelings of safety. The students who opted to be on campus had full access to all of the resources the school has to offer--a robust library, as well as state of the art athletic facilities, among many others. Classes are offered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Professors have made themselves available for additional guidance and instruction if necessary.