Castleton University

Castleton University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Castleton University Ranked?

2022 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 80 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical prep programs.

Overall Quality

Castleton is ranked #683 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Castleton held the #1,014 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 13 colleges in Vermont, Castleton is ranked at #7.

See all of the rankings for Castleton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Castleton?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Castleton University is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Castleton is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 580. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Castleton University  ( 470 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Castleton University  ( 470 to 560 )
Castleton received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Castleton University  ( 16 to 22 )

Learn more about Castleton University admissions.

Castleton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Castleton University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Castleton University this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Castleton for first-time, full-time students is 41%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100

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

Castleton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,744 undergraduates at Castleton with 1,466 being full-time and 278 being part-time.

How Much Does Castleton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Castleton is $17,637. 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 +
$13,116 $14,753 $18,538 $20,545 $21,205

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 76% of students took out student loans averaging $9,131 a year. That adds up to $36,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Castleton is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out 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 52 majors graduated from Castleton University. Of these students, 466 received undergraduate degrees and 52 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
Health & Physical Education 71 $32,711
Nursing 57 $63,005
Accounting 47 NA
Health/Medical Prep Programs 32 $33,993
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26 $36,437
Social Work 24 $36,668
General Psychology 21 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 $37,928
General Business/Commerce 17 NA
Allied Health Professions 16 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 2019-2020, 1,042 students took at least one online class at Castleton University. This is an increase from the 274 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,042 354
2018-2019 274 109
2017-2018 93 53
2016-2017 116 62
2015-2016 133 57

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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