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Undergrad Profile


Invest in yourself
College is one of the most important investments you will make in your life. With all the perks of a large university and the family feel of a small school, Castleton is an amazing return for your investment.  

Successful outcomes
Castleton provides a liberal arts education with practical application for real-life demands. Faculty members know each student personally and care about your success. We will help you prepare for your future—and create it. Your education extends beyond the classroom—through community engagement, internships, career planning, and trips that might take you across New England or around the world.

Be curious
A hallmark of Castleton is student-faculty collaborative research in virtually every discipline. From digital video documentaries to mathematical models of societal change, the spirit of inquiry pervades our campus.

Play hard
Intercollegiate athletics is a big part of the Castleton experience, both for student-athletes and the overall student body. A member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and NCAA Division III, Castleton sponsors 27 sports for men and women.

Be engaged
Castleton puts a whole lot of “live” into “live and learn.” With more than 50 student-run clubs and organizations and 27 varsity sports, you are sure to make friends and be challenged while exploring a variety of opportunities.

Financial aid—we’re here to help
Castleton offers a private university education at an affordable public college cost. Additional help is available through scholarships and financial aid. Top students may qualify for a scholarship as part of the honors program.



History: Founded in 1787, Castleton is Vermont’s first institution of higher education and the 18th-oldest in the country.

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Undergraduate and graduate enrollment: 2,100 full time

Location: Our 165-acre campus includes eight residence halls and three houses, classroom buildings, a library, a 500-seat performing arts center, a 1,600-seat stadium, a new campus center, a new TV studio and radio station, and a renovated competition gymnasium, plus cross-country trails, a practice gymnasium, an observatory, a pond, and athletic fields.

Faculty: 100 full time; 96% with terminal degrees

Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

Average class size: 17

Degrees awarded: A.S., A.A., B.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.W., M.A., M.S.

Men’s sports: Alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, soccer, tennis, track & field

Women’s sports: Alpine skiing, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, track & field

Over 35 majors and minors for undergraduate and graduate students

Over 81% of our students receive financial aid.

• Art—Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art
• Athletic Training
• Biology—Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
• Business Administration—Accounting, Management, Marketing
• Chemistry—Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry
• Communication—Digital Media, Journalism, Mass Media, Public Relations
• Computer Information Systems
• Criminal Justice
• Ecological Studies
• Education—Elementary, Secondary, Special
• English—American Literature, Children’s Literature, World Literature
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
• General Studies, A.A.
• Geology
• Global Studies
• Health Education—Community Health Education, School Health Education
• Health Science
• History
• Mathematics—Statistics
• Multidisciplinary Studies
• Music—Musical Theater, Performance
• Music Education
• Nursing (fall only)
• Philosophy
• Physical Education—Licensure, Non-licensure
• Political Science
• Psychology—Agency, Developmental, Forensic, Health
• Social Sciences—Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography
• Social Studies
• Social Work
• Sociology—Community Studies, Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Power and Conflict
• Spanish—Language and Literature, Spanish for Business
• Sports Administration
• Theater Arts—Acting and Directing, Technical Theater and Design
• Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Programs
• Accounting, M.A.
• Arts Administration, M.A.
• Athletic Leadership, M.S.
• Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
• Education, M.A.
• Educational Leadership, M.A.
• Math Education, M.A.
• Music Education, M.A.
• School Psychology, M.A.
• Special Education, M.A.
• Theater, M.A.

Special programs
• 4+1 M.B.A.
• 4+2 Occupational Therapy
• 4+3 Physical Therapy
• Civic Engagement Certificate
• Global Studies Certificate