Since Castleton first opened its doors in 1787, it has been dedicated to providing a quality level of higher education to those eager to learn.
Today, the College stands on a foundation of over two hundred years of tradition, providing this same high quality liberal arts education.
Castleton is small enough to be a community where individuals matter, yet large enough to offer a diverse and challenging curriculum. Students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in small class sizes among our highly qualified faculty who are strongly encouraged to develop their teaching skills and research interests.
These ingredients are combined with a diverse composition of local, out-of-state and growing international student population that provide for various and extended learning opportunities for all.
According to Castleton President Dave Wolk, not only does Castleton influence its students, but the students also have the ability and often do impact Castleton.
“Come to our campus, and you will learn that you, too can make a difference in your college as you prepare to make a difference in the world,” Wolk said.
volumes in the Castleton library
All-Region Honors since 2010
students serve on the Student Government by being Delegates, serving on the Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, and the College Court.
electric vehicle-charging stations on campus
LEED Gold certified buildings on campus
The number of countries represented by our students.
of faculty hold terminal degrees
micro-wind turbines generating power on campus
Clubs & Organizations, with new ones forming all the time!
All-Conference Honors in '13-'14
students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls
All-Region Honors in '13-'14
oldest institution of higher education in the US
Students made the Dean's List in spring '14
the year Castleton was founded
students are Student Orientation Staff
Vermont's first college
Conference Titles since 2010
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All-Academic Honors in '13-'14
All-American Honors since 2010
Conference Titles in '13-'14
The amount received by the Natural Sciences Department from external agencies through grant writing over the past three years.
students can live on campus
All-Conference Honors since 2010
All-Academic Honors since 2010
All-American Honors in '13-'14
student to faculty ratio
Students made the President's List in spring '14
New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth chartered the town of Castleton.
Noah Lee and Amos Bird are usually given credit as the town's founders.
The school conferred some 1400 medical degrees until it closed in 1862.
By the Civil War, the majority of the students attending Castleton were young women.
When asked to make a speech, Captain Hope replied, "I cannot speak, but I can fight!"
She was 27 years old at the time.
A "Normal School" is a teacher training school.
He and son Philip Leavenworth guided Castleton until 1911.
Principal Caroline Woodruff battled to save the institution. Quoting the Bible, she promised, "And the glory of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former."
Richard Dundas was president.
and they became NAIA national co-champions.
Today's Leavenworth was built on the site.
Since then, more than 800 SOS members have welcomed new students to campus, helped them to succeed, and served as a bridge from one class to the next.
He said, "First and foremost, and very simply, we must remain a small college with a big heart."
The effort has since grown into a focus on sustainability.
The Pavilion is the largest venue of its kind in the state.
The new website design offers easier navigation of the site, a more efficient way to stay on top of Castleton news, and showcases our small college with a big heart.