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Castleton University

Castleton, VT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About Castleton University

Castleton University Overview

Castleton University is a public, state school in the rural setting of Castleton, Vermont. Castleton University was founded in 1787 and the school currently enrolls around 2,210 students a year, which includes 1,742 undergraduates. Castleton University offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Castleton University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Castleton University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Castleton University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Castleton University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Castleton University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Castleton University on the Student Life page.

2022 Castleton University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 63%
In-State Tuition $11,832
Out-of-State $28,800

Is Castleton University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Castleton University offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Castleton University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Castleton University. The acceptance rate at Castleton University is 93%. Last year, 1,934 students applied to Castleton University and 1,796 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Castleton University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Castleton University, around 62% come back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Castleton University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Castleton University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Castleton University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Castleton University's endowment was $7.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,639 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Castleton University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Castleton University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Castleton University.

Based on this information, does Castleton University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Castleton University a good school for you?

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Where is Castleton University?

Castleton University is located in the rural setting of Castleton, Vermont.

If you want to see Castleton University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 4 to Castleton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Castleton University and Castleton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

62 Alumni Dr. Castleton, VT 05735

Campus Setting: Rural

Castleton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Castleton University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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22 and Above


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Castleton University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1110


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Castleton University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Castleton University is like? There are approximately 2,210 students enrolled at Castleton University, including 1,742 undergraduate students and 468 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from VT and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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