Experience Castleton, explore Vermont
Castleton provides a liberal arts education with practical application for real-life demands. Professors will get to know you and care about your success. 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.
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.
Intercollegiate athletics are a big part of the Castleton experience, both for student-athletes and the overall student body. A member of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and NCAA Division III, Castleton has 29 varsity sports for men and women. With nearly 600 varsity athletes, and a total of 800 students participating in intramural and club sports, our campus is active and engaged.
Castleton puts a whole lot of “live” into “live and learn.” With more than 50 student-run clubs and organizations and two 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 college and the 18th-oldest college in the country.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Undergraduate and graduate enrollment: 2,100
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, tennis courts, an ice arena, an all-season dome, and athletic fields.
Faculty: 100 full time; 96% hold terminal degrees.
Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
Average class size: 17
Degrees awarded: AS, AA, BA, BM, BS, BSW, EdD, MA, MMEd, MS
Men’s sports: Alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, soccer, tennis, track & field, wrestling
Women’s sports: Alpine skiing, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball
Academics: Over 75 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students
Financial aid: Over 81% of our students receive financial aid.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
• 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, Media Studies, Public Relations, Video/Film Production
• 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, AA
• Global Studies
• Health Education: Community Health Education, School Health Education
• Health Science
• Mathematics: Statistics
• Multidisciplinary Studies
• Music: Musical Theater, Performance
• Music Education
• Political Science
• Practice in Physical Education: Licensure, Non-licensure
• 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
• Accounting, MS
• Arts Administration, MA
• Athletic Leadership, MS
• Doctor of Education in Leadership EdD
• Education, MA: Applied Behavior Analysis, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership Mathematics, Special Education
• Math Education, MM
• Music Education, MM
• School Psychology, MA, CAGS
• Theater, MA
• Civic Engagement
• Global Studies
• Law 3+2
• MBA 4+1
• Occupational Therapy 4+2
• Pharmacy 3+4
• Physical Therapy 4+3