Castleton University

Castleton, VT

Castleton University

Castleton, VT

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We Are Castleton

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. 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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2022-2023 College of Distinction for commitment to quality education and undergraduate students

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Quick Facts

• Castleton is Vermont’s first institution of higher education, founded in 1787
• 165-acre campus
• Over 75 programs of study, and currently offers 8 graduate programs
• Average class size of 17
• 12:1 student/faculty ratio
• 1,900 full-time students, total enrollment is more than 2,400 including part-time students
• 2/3 of full-time undergraduates are Vermonters
• 19 countries are represented by our students
• 80 full-time faculty, 98% hold terminal degrees
• Over 80% of students receive need or merit-based financial aid
• 21 buildings on campus
• Castleton has invested nearly $85 million in the campus in the past 15 years
• 2 LEED Gold certified buildings on campus
• 11 residence halls
• 1,000 students can live on campus
• More than 700 student-athletes
• 28 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in Division III of the NCAA
• 7 conference titles and 30+ conference titles in 10 different sports in recent years
• More than 60 clubs and organizations
• Castleton University has the largest residential campus in the Vermont State Colleges System

An Inside Look

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
  • “The overall experience at Castleton was great for me because it forced me out of my comfort zone. ...Once I got settled into my new surroundings, I realized how great my professors were and how amazing the support system was around the hockey team."

    • Lindsey Gullett