Experience Castleton, explore Vermont.
If you are ready for a change, Castleton University offers a close and supportive community helping 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.
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 trademark of a Castleton education 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 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.
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.
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, pond, tennis courts, an ice arena, an all-season dome, and athletic fields.
Average class size: 17
Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
Students: 1,900 full-time students; 2,100 including graduate and part-time students
Faculty: 94 full-time; 96% hold 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
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- Art Education, Art History, Photography, Studio Art
• Athletic Training (MSAT: Pre-AT/Kinesiology)
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
• Business Administration
- Accounting, Management, Marketing
- Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry
- Digital Media, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Video/Film Production
• Computer Information Systems
• Criminal Justice
• Ecological Studies
- Elementary, Secondary, Special
- American Literature, Children’s Literature, World Literature
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
• General Studies (AA)
• Global Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Education
- Community Health Education, School Health Education
• Health Science
• Multidisciplinary Studies
• Musical Theater, Performance
• Music Education
• Political Science
- Practice in Physical Education Licensure, Non-licensure
- Agency, Developmental, Forensic, Health
• Social Sciences
- Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography
• Social Studies
• Social Work
- Community Studies, Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Power and Conflict
- Language and Literature, Spanish for Business
• Sport Management
• Theater Arts
- Acting and Directing, Technical Theater and Design
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Accounting MS
• Athletic Leadership MS
• Education MA
- Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Teacher Licensure, Special Education
• School Psychology (MA, CAGS)
• Law 3+2
• MBA 4+1
• Occupational Therapy 4+2
• Pharmacy 3+4
• Physical Therapy 4+3
• Civic Engagement
• Global Studies