Castleton State College

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Castleton, VT 05735

Phone: (802) 468-5611
2012-2013 Tuition
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Castleton State College is a public institution that was founded in 1787. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,059, 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 2014 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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1787
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


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 May 1. The application fee at Castleton State College is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.1 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 76.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Castleton State College is 14:1, and the school has 71.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.8 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Castleton State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,059, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. Castleton State College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,156
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Castleton State College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, 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

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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

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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