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Castleton University Admissions

If you want to apply to Castleton University, the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Castleton University by November 1.

Considering Applying Early to Castleton University?

Castleton University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Castleton University Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Castleton University accepted 93% of all applicants., around 1,796 of the 1,934 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Castleton University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Castleton University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Castleton University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Castleton University?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Castleton University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 12%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 22%
2.50 and 2.9 26%
2.00 and 2.49 9%
Castleton University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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 2021, 63% of Castleton University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Castleton University?

To be competitive with other Castleton University applicants, you should strive to earn 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.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Castleton University?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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:

ACE recommendations for credit

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

Castleton University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Castleton University?

Castleton University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Castleton University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

93%

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.

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Castleton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Castleton University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Castleton University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1110

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Math SAT Range

460 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

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Castleton University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,210

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,078

Out-of-State

$30,046

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Application Deadline

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