Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont
4-year Public university


Castleton University is a public institution established in 1787 with rural setting located at Castleton. It is ranked 136 in Regional Colleges North in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#136 in Regional Colleges North
Location Castleton, Vermont
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1787
Selectivity Unselective
Size Small
1,744 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Health Professions
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $13,078
Outstate Tuition Fee $30,046
Room and Board Fees $12,404
$36,701 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


87% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$40 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

71 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your first language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$ Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$-- Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $41,629
--% Students with need received Financial Aid
--% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority deadline April 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Valedictorian Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition
Eligibility Incoming freshmen who can provide proof of valedictorian status from a regionally accredited or state-approved public or independent high school
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Honors Program Scholarship
Total Worth $11,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria 1100 SAT or 22 ACT
Requirement for maintenance 2.5 GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Castleton Scholars Award
Total Worth $9,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance 2.5 GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Music Scholarship
Total Worth $2,500 per year
Details The Music Scholarship is open to all entering students majoring in music programs. Recipients are selected by department faculty and an audition is required. This award is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time enrollment at Castleton provided the student maintains a 2.5/4.0 grade point average, remains a music major, and contributes positively to the program.
Maple Award
Total Worth --
Details The Maple Award reduces out-of-state tuition to Vermont resident tuition. Those who qualify are residents of, or students attending secondary schools in, neighboring counties and students graduating from community colleges within these counties. In addition, students whose permanent residence is outside of Vermont and graduate from a Vermont secondary school or whose parents/guardians own a second home in Vermont are also eligible.


1,744 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
70% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
42% Students graduate within 6 years