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Castleton State College

Castleton, Vermont

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Castleton State College overview
Location Castleton, Vermont
Online castleton.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Castleton State College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Castleton University, established in 1787 and located in Castleton, Vermont, stands as one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Known for its liberal arts and professional studies programs, the university offers a range of majors, with Business, Nursing, and Education being particularly prominent. The campus exudes a rural atmosphere, with historical buildings that reflect a blend of traditional and modern architectural styles, fostering a rich educational environment within a scenic landscape. Castleton is situated in close proximity to Rutland, Vermont's second-largest city, providing students with access to urban amenities. While the university's admissions process is generally selective, it aims to accommodate a diverse range of students. On-campus living is available, with a variety of housing options designed to cater to student needs. Although not primarily recognized for athletics, Castleton fields competitive teams known as the Spartans, participating in NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 3,115 prospective students applied, and 2,508 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 422 enrolled in the school.  1,499 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 864 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $11,832 plus fees of $1,246. Castleton State College is ranked 783 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Castleton State College is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Castleton State College overview
SAT 970/1210
ACT 22/26
Estimated GPA 3.17

Applications Accepted

Castleton State College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Vermont Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Castleton State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $12,404
Budget for Other Expenses$1,404
Total One Year Cost$27,886

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Castleton State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $12,404
Budget for Other Expenses$1,404
Total One Year Cost$44,854

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Castleton State College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Health Professions 16%
Communication 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230834 IPEDS survey data for Castleton State College.

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