Castleton University

Castleton, VT

Castleton University, founded in 1787, is a public, coeducational university. Its 165-acre campus is located in the small town of Castleton, 12 miles west of Rutland.

School Profiles: Undergrad Transfer Performing Arts

Castleton University

Castleton, VT

Experience Castleton, explore Vermont.



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

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 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 LEED Gold–certified campus center, a TV studio and radio station, a competition gymnasium, a practice gymnasium, cross-country trails, a greenhouse, an observatory, a pond, tennis courts, an ice arena, an all-season dome, and athletic fields.

Average class size: 17 students

Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

Students: 1,900 full-time students; 2,100 including graduate and part-time students

Faculty: 94 full-time; 96% with terminal degrees

Financial aid: Over 80% of students receive need- or merit-based financial aid.

Degrees awarded: AA, AS, BA, BM, BS, BSW, MA, MMEd, MS

Over 75 programs of undergraduate and graduate study

• Art
- Art Education, Art History, Photography, Studio Art
• Athletic Training (MSAT: Pre-AT/Kinesiology)
• 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)
• Geology
• Global Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Education
- Community Health Education, School Health Education
• Health Science
• History
• Kinesiology
• Mathematics
- Statistics
• Multidisciplinary Studies
• Music
- Musical Theater, Performance
• Music Education
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Political Science
- Non-licensure, Practice in Physical Education 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
• Sport Management
• Theater Arts
- Acting and Directing, Technical Theater and Design
• Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Programs
• Accounting MS
• Athletic Leadership MS
• Education MA
- Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Licensure
• School Psychology (MA, CAGS)

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-dental
• Pre-law
• Pre-med
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-veterinary

Cooperative Degrees
• Law 3+2
• MBA 4+1
• Occupational Therapy 4+2
• Pharmacy 3+4
• Physical Therapy 4+3

• Civic Engagement
• Global Studies

Transfer students
If you are ready for a change, Castleton University offers a close and supportive community to help you excel in your educational goals and in your life. If you need guidance with transfer credits and financial aid or have any other questions, our admissions team can help you make your transfer an easy one.

Successful outcomes
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.

Be curious
A trademark of a Castleton education is collaborative student-faculty 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 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 Association (ECAC), and NCAA Division III, Castleton has 28 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 exciting.

Be engaged
Castleton puts a whole lot of “live” into “live and learn.” With more than 50 student-run clubs and organizations and 28 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.