Castleton University

Castleton, VT

Castleton University

Castleton, VT

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Together, we can change the world!

Castleton University’s cutting-edge approach to education and highly personalized learning experience has prepared the future leaders of Vermont and beyond for more than 230 years. Our relationship-based education model offers associate, bachelor’s, and master's degree programs, delivered in person, online, and in cooperative learning models.

You can choose from more than 75 career-focused academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences. At Castleton, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that expands your horizons and teaches you to solve problems creatively. You’ll also benefit from a first-rate classroom education paired with hands-on opportunities to improve your skills, gain valuable experience, and bolster your résumé while you earn your degree.

Our vibrant, close-knit community is a welcoming and supportive environment where individual differences are valued and respected, and you get the tools and resources you need to grow and thrive both academically and personally. When you ask students and alumni to describe Castleton, they often say it's their home away from home.  

We offer a small-university experience with many of the amenities of a midsized university. Our 28 varsity athletic teams provide many opportunities for student-athletes and fans alike. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities with more than 100 clubs, activities, and intramural sports as well as a vibrant lineup of theater, music, art, lectures, and more through our Fine Arts Center. Our 11 residence halls offer an eclectic mix of suite-style, corridor-style, and pod-style living options. We also provide themed housing for those who wish to share their space with students with similar interests and lifestyles. 

Explore Castleton and find out how we can help you achieve your dreams. Together, we can change the world!


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Castleton University has been selected as a 2020-2021 College of Distinction for its commitment to quality education and its undergraduate students.

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Castleton has received Colleges of Distinction recognition in Business.

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Castleton has received Colleges of Distinction recognition in Career Development.

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Castleton has received Colleges of Distinction recognition in Education.

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Castleton has received Colleges of Distinction recognition in Nursing.

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Castleton University ranks as the top public college in Vermont for job placement with 94.66% of alumni employed, according to the career resources website Zippia.

Programs of study

• Accounting
• Archaeology, Geography & Applied Anthropology
• Art
• Athletic Training (MAT: Pre-AT/BS in Kinesiology)
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Information Systems
• Criminal Justice
• Ecological Studies
• Education
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies*
• Exercise & Sports Science
• Forensic Psychology
• General Studies (AA)
• Global Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Promotion
• Health Science
• History
• Kinesiology
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Media & Communication
• Multidisciplinary Studies
• Music
• Music Education
• Nursing
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychological Science
• Resort & Hospitality Management
• Social Studies
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Sport Management
• Theater Arts
• Wildlife & Forest Conservation

Social Science major by contract 

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What students are saying about us...

  • “Undergraduate research is basically unheard of anywhere else. So because of Castleton, I’ll have a leg up on both experience and mastering scientific techniques when I graduate.”

    • Nicole Amagliani
  • “My professors have shown a genuine interest in the person I am and have pushed me to be the best student I can be. The faculty as well as my coaches have always reached out a helping hand.”

    • Linn Ljungemo
      Psychological Science
  • “The opportunities at Castleton made so much possible for me, including internships, cultural excursions, and the ability to be a leader among my peers.”

    • Ben Carstens
  • "Castleton provides the kind of opportunities you would see at a larger university; we have access to the same information and resources. But I think something you don't get at a larger school is that feeling of family, community, and cohesiveness."

    • Tyler-Joseph Ballard
      Political Science