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About Castleton University

Castleton University is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Castleton, VT.

Founded in 1787, the institution currently enrolls around 2,210 students a year, including 1,742 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Castleton University's endowment was valued at $7,509,847 in 2021. The school spends $7,639 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Castleton University

Acceptance rate: 93%

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

All regular decision applicants should hear back November 1.

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What is Castleton University's acceptance rate?

Castleton University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Castleton University accepts around 93 percent of applicants each year. Last year, 1,934 students applied to Castleton University and 1,796 were admitted.

Castleton University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Castleton University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Castleton University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Castleton University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

62 Alumni Dr. Castleton, VT 05735

Campus Setting: Rural

Castleton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Castleton University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Castleton University is Continuous processing.

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Castleton University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Castleton University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Castleton University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Castleton University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

430 - 540


Reading SAT Range

430 - 530

Castleton University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Castleton University is like? There are approximately 2,343 students enrolled at Castleton University, including 1,969 undergraduate students and 374 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from VT and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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