Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

Castleton State, founded in 1787, is a public college. Its 160-acre campus is located in the small town of Castleton, 12 miles west of Rutland.

Website: www.castleton.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,985
Undergraduate
Students
(51.8%) 1,029 Women
(48.2%) 956 Men
199
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,397 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.00
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
102
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Castleton Population
4,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Spartan
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.8% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 3  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Castleton, VT 05735
Phone
(802) 468-1213
Fax
(802) 468-1476
E-mail
info@castleton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,397 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 1,202 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,195 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
558 (30%) of 1,868 admitted students enrolled
Women
250 (25%) of 1,004 admitted students enrolled
Men
308 (36%) of 864 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.00
3.75 and Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
18%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
69%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 6%
Top quarter: 29%
Top half: 61%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003683
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,249
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Literature (United States)
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • General Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Communications, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
102
Part-Time Faculty
126
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 74% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Castleton Population
4,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
165 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.5 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Rutland
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Rutland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
46%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Spartan
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, rugby
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, community service, clubs in the academic majors, women's issues organization, spanish and international, skiing/snowboarding
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,985
Women
1,029 (51.8%)
Men
956 (48.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,720
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.8% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 17 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
199

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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