Quick Facts

  • Castleton is Vermont’s first institution of higher education
  • Founded in 1787
  • 18th oldest institution of higher education in the United States
  • 165-acre campus
  • Over 75 programs of study
  • Currently offers 7 graduate programs
  • Average class size of 17
  • 14:1 student/faculty ratio
  • 1,900 full-time students
  • 2/3 of full-time undergraduates are Vermonters
  • Castleton has the longest history of service to Vermont and Vermonters of any college in the state
  • Total enrollment is more than 2,100 including part-time and graduate students
  • 40 countries are represented by our students
  • 94 full-time faculty
  • 96% of Castleton faculty hold terminal degrees
  • 80% of students receive need or merit-based financial aid
  • 21 buildings on campus
  • Castleton has invested nearly $85 million in the campus in the past ten years
  • 2 LEED Gold certified buildings on campus
  • 11 residence halls
  • 1,100 students can live on campus
  • 39 students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls
  • More than 600 student-athletes
  • 28 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in Division III of the NCAA
  • 9 conference Titles over the past two years
  • 30 conference Titles in ten different sports over the past five years
  • More than 40 clubs and organizations make up Castleton’s active intramural and recreation sports program
  • 107 All-Academic Honors in '15-'16
  • 121 students made the President’s List in Spring '16
  • 480 students made the Dean’s List in Spring '16
  • 26 students serve on the Student Government by being Delegates, serving on the Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, and the Peer Conduct Board.
  • 2 electric vehicle-charging stations are located on campus
  • 208,454 volumes in the Castleton library and over 40,000 electronic journals 
  • 2 micro-wind turbines generating power on campus
  • Castleton University is the largest residential college in the Vermont State College system
  • 533 students graduated in 2016, marking the largest graduating class in Castleton history
  • 270 pounds of garbage gathered in community clean-up efforts during earth week 2016

General

165

acres on campus

Academics

96%

of faculty hold terminal degrees

Athletics

28

varsity sports

Athletics

600

Student-Athletes

Student Life

13,653

Number of packages processed by the mailroom during the 2016-2017 school year.

Athletics

14

All-Region Honors in '14-'15

General

200

part-time students.

Athletics

64

All-Region Honors since 2010

Academics

105

Students made the President's List in fall '16

Student Life

40

The number of countries represented by our students.

Student Life

1100

students can live on campus

Athletics

2

All-American Honors in '14-'15

Student Life

39

students are Student Orientation Staff

Athletics

66

All-Conference Honors in '14-'15

Athletics

73

All-Academic Honors in '14-'15

General

18th

oldest institution of higher education in the US

Academics

30+

majors

General

208,454

volumes in the Castleton library

Academics

94

full-time faculty

Athletics

4

Conference Titles in '14-'15

Student Life

60+

Clubs & Organizations, with new ones forming all the time!

General

1st

Vermont's first college

General

2

micro-wind turbines generating power on campus

Athletics

31

Conference Titles since 2010

Student Life

26

students serve on the Student Government by being Delegates, serving on the Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, and the Peer Conduct Board.

Student Life

82,527

Average number of outgoing US mail processed by the mailroom each year.

General

1900

full-time students

Athletics

457

All-Conference Honors since 2010

Academics

14:1

student to faculty ratio

General

2

electric vehicle-charging stations on campus

General

1787

the year Castleton was founded

General

803,303

water bottles saved from landfill by using water fill stations

Athletics

309

All-Academic Honors since 2010

Student Life

39

students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls

Athletics

20

All-American Honors since 2010

General

2

LEED Gold certified buildings on campus

Academics

429

Students made the Dean's List in fall '16

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