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Castleton University

Castleton, VT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

Castleton University Admissions

Castleton University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Castleton University is 93%. Out of 1,934 applications received in 2023, 1,796 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Castleton University, the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who apply to Castleton University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by November 1.

Castleton University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Castleton University's admissions stats.

Castleton University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 63%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

Castleton University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Castleton University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Castleton University?

Castleton University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Castleton University Admissions

How To Get Into Castleton University

Getting into Castleton University is moderately difficult. Castleton University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Castleton University accepted 93% of all applicants, about 1,796 from 1,934 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Castleton University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Castleton University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Castleton University

Castleton University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Castleton University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Castleton University

What does Castleton University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Castleton University for more information on admission factors.

Castleton University Application Requirements

To apply to Castleton University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Castleton University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Castleton University?

Castleton University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Castleton University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2015, 63% of Castleton University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Castleton University?

To be competitive with other Castleton University applicants, you should strive to score between 930 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Castleton University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Castleton University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Castleton University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Castleton University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Castleton University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Castleton University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Castleton University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Castleton University.

Transfer students can enroll in Castleton University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Castleton University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Castleton University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Castleton University.

Does Castleton University accept transfer credits?

✅ Castleton University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Castleton University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Castleton University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Castleton University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Castleton University?

✅ Castleton University is not test optional.

What is Castleton University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Castleton University is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Castleton University?

❌ Castleton University does not offer early decision.

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Castleton University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Castleton University? Castleton University is a somewhat selective institution. The Castleton University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1110


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Castleton University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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