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Castleton University Overview

Castleton University is a public institution located in Castleton, Vermont. The surrounding location of Castleton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Castleton University Known For?

386 Undergraduate Awards
$33,587 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Castleton.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Castleton University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Castleton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Castleton University?

Location of Castleton University

Contact details for Castleton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735
Phone: 802-468-5611
Website: www.castleton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/castletonedu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/castletonedu

How Do I Get Into Castleton?

You can apply to Castleton online at: https://www.castleton.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/

Admission Requirements for Castleton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Castleton?

82% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Castleton University is 82%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to Castleton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Castleton University  ( 470 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Castleton University  ( 450 to 560 )
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800
Castleton received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Castleton University  ( 15 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Castleton University  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Castleton University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Castleton University?

$33,587 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Castleton is $33,587. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Castleton, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $9,604 a year. That adds up to $38,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Castleton is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Castleton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,694 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,988 undergraduate students at Castleton, with 1,694 being full-time and 294 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Castleton

There are also 411 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,694 full-time undergraduates at Castleton, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Castleton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Castleton University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Castleton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 1,410
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Castleton University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Castleton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, China, and Sweden.

Online Learning at Castleton University

53 Took All Classes Online
93 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 93 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Castleton has changed over the last few years.

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Castleton University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 78 0 0 78
Health & Physical Education 0 40 0 19 59
Accounting 0 44 0 3 47
General Psychology 0 24 0 0 24
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 17 0 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 17 0 0 17
Communication & Media Studies 0 14 0 0 14
Sociology 0 14 0 0 14
Social Work 0 14 0 0 14
General Biology 0 13 0 0 13
General Business/Commerce 1 12 0 0 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 8 0 0 12
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0 10
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 0 0 10
History 0 9 0 0 9
Literature 0 7 0 0 7
General Education 0 0 0 6 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 5 0 0 5
Computer Systems Analysis 0 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 5 0 0 5
General Social Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 0 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 2 2 4
Area Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Statistics 0 3 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 3 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 0 3
Special Education 0 0 0 2 2
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 1 1
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 378 2 33 421

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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