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Find out more about how Castleton University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Castleton University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Castleton University was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Castleton is ranked #1,014 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Castleton also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Vermont ranking.

See all of the rankings for Castleton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Castleton?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Castleton University is 82%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Castleton is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to Castleton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Castleton University  ( 470 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Castleton University  ( 450 to 560 )
Castleton received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Castleton University  ( 17 to 23 )

Learn more about Castleton University admissions.

Castleton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Castleton University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Castleton University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Castleton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Castleton University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Castleton have a four-year graduation rate of 36%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Castleton University.

Good Overall Diversity at Castleton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,988 undergraduates at Castleton with 1,694 being full-time and 294 being part-time.

Castleton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Castleton is 67.83 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.83 out of 100
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How Much Does Castleton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Castleton is $16,913. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Castleton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,560 $13,886 $16,472 $20,176 $21,222

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Castleton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Castleton, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $9,604 a year. That adds up to $38,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Castleton is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Castleton Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Castleton make around $37,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Castleton University make the most money.

Location of Castleton University

Located in Castleton, Vermont, Castleton University is a public institution. Castleton is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Castleton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735
Phone: 802-468-5611

Castleton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Castleton University. Of these students, 386 received undergraduate degrees and 33 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 78 $60,200
Accounting 44 NA
Health & Physical Education 40 $27,900
General Psychology 24 NA
Health/Medical Prep Programs 17 $31,400
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 NA
Communication & Media Studies 14 NA
Social Work 14 $31,600
Sociology 14 NA
General Biology 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Castleton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Castleton

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 93 students took at least one online class at Castleton University. This is a decrease from the 116 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 93 53
2016-2017 116 62
2015-2016 133 57
2014-2015 23 17
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Castleton University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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