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Castleton State College Admission Requirements

Castleton, Vermont

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Chances of getting into Castleton State College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
88%
Admission Difficulty for Castleton State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Castleton State College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Castleton State College is 88%.  It ranks #10 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Castleton State College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,707 out of 1,933 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent (SAT 940/1140 ACT 16/22). Castleton State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.17. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Castleton State College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Castleton State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Castleton State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Castleton State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Castleton State College?

Castleton State College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Castleton State College ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Castleton State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >93%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 88%-93%
940 to 1040 Avg - 79%-88%
840 to 940 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 840 Low <67%
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Castleton State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
14%
ACT Scores for Castleton State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Castleton State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Castleton State College?

Admission data indicates that Castleton State College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Castleton State College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Castleton State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >93%
19 to 22 Avg + 88%-93%
16 to 19 Avg - 79%-88%
13 to 16 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 13 Low <67%
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Castleton State College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.17*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Castleton State College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Castleton State College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Castleton State College was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Vermont for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.17 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Castleton State College accepts 88% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Castleton State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 22.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 26.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.17 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Castleton State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 937 996 1,933
Accepted 847 860 1,707
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 88%
Enrolled 141 157 298
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Castleton State College is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Castleton State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Castleton State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Castleton State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Castleton State College prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Castleton State College. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Castleton State College?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Castleton State College. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Castleton State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1140. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Castleton State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.