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Castleton State College is a public institution that was founded in 1787. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,029, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 165 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Castleton State College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,864 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,464 (2012-13).
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Castleton State College is small enough to be a community where individuals matter, yet large enough to offer more than 30 academic programs, 20 intercollegiate sports, and more than 40 clubs and student organizations. The college is located in a historic Vermont village close to the best skiing in New England. Castleton students master the skills of the computer age -- and much more -- in a community that values student-faculty interaction. Students gain the perspectives, competence, and knowledge important in all careers and in life itself. Castleton encourages volunteer service, sustainability, course work that takes students into the community, and internships.
When applying to Castleton State College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Castleton State College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||77.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Castleton State College is 14:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Castleton State College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.0 percent.
Castleton State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,029, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Castleton State College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Castleton State College offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Castleton State College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Castleton State College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Castleton State College.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$9,864 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$22,464 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,786 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data