Castleton University

Castleton University is a higher education institution of liberal arts in Castleton in Vermont. It is the state's very first higher education institution offering over 75 undergraduate degree programs and 13 graduate programs through over 20 academic departments. Castleton University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 25,656
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • Students 2,100
  • International Students 3%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 37,812
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Castleton University is the state of Vermont's very first higher education institution founded in 1787 as the Rutland County Grammar School. Throughout the centuries, the institution evolved and went through a series of name changes to address society's needs. In the 1960s, it became a state college and subsequently grew in student enrollment and expanded its premises. After many improvements and diversification of academic programs, Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees eventually changed the institution's name to Castleton University.

Today, its 165-acre campus located at the base of the Green Mountains houses 21 buildings, two of which are LEED Gold certified, 11 residence halls, and two micro-wind turbines generating power. Its enrollment reaches over 2,000 students representing 40 foreign countries and studying over 75 undergraduate degree programs and 13 graduate degree programs in academic areas such as art, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, English, health, human movement and sport, history, geography, economics and politics, mathematics, music, natural sciences, nursing, philosophy, psychological sciences, theater arts among many others.

  • 01great degree programs such as business, nursing and health science
  • 02all kinds of programs supportinig students
  • 03safe environment

Bachelor Programs

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    Adventure Recreation

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Art History

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Arts

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Athletic Training

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

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    Biology

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business Administration

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Cinema Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

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    Civic Engagement Certificate

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Coaching

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Communication

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Community Health Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Ecological Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Economics

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    English/Literature

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Exercise Science

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Geography

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Geology

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Global Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    Graphic Design

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

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    Health Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    Health Science

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    History

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Mathematics

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Multidisciplinary Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Music

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Music Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

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    Nursing

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Philosophy

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Photography

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Political Science

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Psychology

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    School Health Education

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    Social Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Social Work

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Sociology

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Sports

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Sports Administration

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Statistics

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Studio Art

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Theatre Arts

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Women's and Gender Studies

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Writing

    USD 25,656 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 844
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    Forbes (USA) 620

Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 4956
  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1573

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    Established in 1787

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    Eighty percent of Castleton University students receive some form of financial aid in their studies.

    Castleton University is ranked #9 in Regional Colleges North, and #5 in Top Public Schools by US News & World Report.

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          • K
            2001-2005, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Best Experience

            I have done a lot of things in my life, but going to Castleton was by far the best thing. I met my best friends there, and I received a top notch education. I couldn't have asked for a better 4 years of my life.

          • Testimony
            1964-1968, Bachelor of Science

            WHAT ONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CSC!

            As a graduate in the class of 1968, Castleton State College has grown leaps and bounds. Many new programs have been added. Large sums of money have changed the infrastructure dramaticly. Whether it's academics or athletics Castleton State is a great school to attend. All this and it is still one of the most affordable choices one could make.

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            1990-1994, Bachelors

            Prepared for a career

            Castleton State College prepared me to step into a Marketing career very quickly. I was prepared to take on risks and move into many opportunities that allowed me to grow professionally and personally. Additionally, my professors spoke often about how important it is to save for my future. 20 years later I am looking at my retirement another 20 years away and thankful that I listened and took the advise.