Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,342
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,100 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Castleton University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,116 applications and 2,017 students were granted admission. Castleton University is at the #93 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 16% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 85% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1068
ACT17 to 24

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Castleton University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $25,656 and in-state students paid $10,248.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Castleton University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,443 (which is 0.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Castleton University in 2016-2017, was 341, which is 77% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,309 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Castleton University has enrolled a total of 2,342 students (1,768 students full-time and 574 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,342 students, 135 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 1,969 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 373 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 57 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Hispanic: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Castleton University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 36% 354
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 10% 99
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 45
Education 4% 43
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 34
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 30
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 26
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 24
History 2% 20
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Castleton University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Castleton University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,100. Last year, out of the total 181 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 181 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 237 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 204 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,100 $26,000
Employment Rate 100% 86%
Total Graduates 181 237

Campus Location

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