Castleton University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Castleton University Admissions Overview:

Since Castleton has an acceptance rate of 95%, almost all students who apply will be accepted. Students should submit scores from the SAT or ACT as part of their application. In addition, applicants need to submit an application (either through the school or via the Common Application) and high school transcripts. Students interested in the art or music programs should check the school's website for additional requirements.

Admissions Data (2016):

Castleton University Description:

Castleton University (formerly Castleton State College) is a small public university located in Castleton, Vermont. The 165-acre campus is just west of Rutland, and students have easy access to stunning venues for hiking, skiing, camping, fishing, and mountain biking. The college's roots go back to 1787 making Castleton the 18th oldest college in the country. Students can choose from over 30 majors, and the university does better than most public institutions in providing students with personal attention. Academics at Castleton are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Campus life is active with over 70 student clubs, organizations and honor societies. For students interested in athletics, the Castleton Spartans compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC). The college fields ten men's and ten women's varsity teams, and students can also participate in a range of club sports and intramural sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,342 (1,969 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,314 (in-state); $26,722 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,988
  • Other Expenses: $1,404
  • Total Cost: $23,706 (in-state); $39,114 (out-of-state)

Castleton University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,370
    • Loans: $9,475

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Health Science, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Sociology, Sports Administration

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Skiing, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Hockey, Tennis Lacrosse, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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