“I was able to work one-on-one with professors to get the education that I wanted while also having the small town college experience.”

Ashley Breen, '15, Environmental Science

“I would not be where I am today without my Castleton experience.”

Ashley Swanson, '09, Business Administration

"The people of Vermont are the greatest influence - they have made me a nicer person and much more polite."

Eric Horsfield, '15, Sports Administration

“I have learned important professional skills, along with experiences and opportunities to learn more about chemistry and other sciences.”

Catie Wielgasz, '16, Chemistry

“I have learned many life lessons and will take my experiences here at Castleton with me forward in life."

Peter Kazakis, '16, Philosophy

"Castleton is unique in that it offers students great opportunities to do research outside the classroom."

Rosie Williams, '11, Geology

“I knew I would never be able to be a part of a huge campus in the same way I'm a part of Castleton.”

Sarah Bergstrom, '15, Exercise Science

"Spartan pride runs deep and I am very proud to be a Castleton alum."

Jasen Teal, '13, Ecological Studies

“The experiences and interactions I have had here at Castleton have helped me to realize my future goals."

Antonietta Girardi, '15, History

"At Castleton I’m not just a number, but my professors know me by who I am."

Ben Carstens, '15, Communication

Academics

Castleton offers more than 30 challenging majors in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional and career preparation.

Classes are small and students receive individual attention from faculty. Castleton's curriculum is based on the belief that a well-rounded education that expands your horizons and teaches you how to write and to solve problems creatively is critical in career preparation, no matter what you plan to do.

Undergraduate Programs

Castleton offers a variety of undergraduate majors, minors, concentrations, and certificates that can be combined to best fit your interests and goals. Take a look to see what interests you.

Graduate Programs

We offer any array of programs in the arts, educations, and science. Learn more about what program is right for you.

Castleton People


Nick Minarik English/Literature, '12

"My experience has taught me that you can be the best at what you do, but without the ability to express it in a convincing way, no one will notice."

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Dr. Joyce Thomas English/Literature,

"Wherever possible, her approach to teaching seeks to combine the critical and the creative."

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Cassie Papandrea English/Literature, '15

"This is what I want to do. I found my place."

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Jack DelPriore English/Literature, '15

"I like to wander around malls, bookstores, or any place that might interest me just to look at the people and things that are around while I let my mind do some wandering of its own."

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Jorah McKinley Communication, '15

"I find that it's small enough that you develop a great network of close friends and a strong sense of community, but at the same time there are always new people to meet."

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Jill Harrington Social Work, '15

"I appreciate the fact that my professors know me by name and I am able to receive one-on-one interaction with them."

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Lyndsay Christman Social Work, '15

"I had gone from never hearing of the college to deciding Castleton would be my number one choice for my college career."

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Laura Nally Health Education, '15

"My professors are always there to talk to me, help me whether its in their class or not, even if I'm having other problems not related to my academics."

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Eric Horsfield Sports Administration, '15

"I love the campus and the atmosphere that Castleton gives off."

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Kelsey Burnell Spanish, '14

"Castleton has offered me so many experiences to learn outside of a traditional classroom setting."

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Colleen Jenkins Athletic Training, '15

"The second I stepped on campus, it felt like home."

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Tarryn Bolognani Athletic Training, '13

"Castleton had a major influence on where I am today."

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Lauren Martin Theater Arts, '06

"Castleton was a nurturing environment that allowed me to discover and develop many skills."

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Melissa Verrill Computer Information Systems, '09

"My Castleton professors gave me the tools and confidence I needed to be successful."

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Stephen Vitale History, '15

"My professors at Castleton motivated me to work harder."

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Liz Martin Sports Administration, '04

"I thoroughly enjoy being immersed in the professional sports world."

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Jacob Swane Biology, '15

"Castleton has shown me what I want to do with the rest of my life and has opened the door to so many opportunities."

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Marissa Smyrski Health Science, '14

"My journey at Castleton helped me to have the confidence to chase after my dream.”

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Aakash Shah Biology, '14

“There are endless opportunities for hands on research and learning at Castleton.”

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Dammy Mustapha Business Administration, '13

“I visited campus and it just felt right. I knew that I wanted to attend before I even left.”

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Ben Carstens Sociology, '15

“At Castleton I’m not just a number, but my professors know me by who I am.”

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Molly Howard Communication, '15

“Castleton has made me excited to figure out my future.”

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Lindsey Gullett Communication, '12

“So many professors and coaches take the time to get to know you and make you feel a part of the Castleton family.”

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Sarah Bergstrom Exercise Science, '15

“I knew I would never be able to be a part of a huge campus in the same way I'm a part of Castleton.”

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Kimberlee French Geology, '16

“Castleton, especially the Natural Sciences Department, has provided me with hands on experience in my major."

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Kaylee Pratt Communication, '15

"I had so many great professors and friends who came into my life and I honestly would not change any of it."

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Ashley Acuna Environmental Science, '13

"Castleton gave me the courage and knowledge to be able to move to a new state and start a life."

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Ashley Swanson Business Administration, '09

“I would not be where I am today without my Castleton experience.”

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George Grant Geology, '14

“Every person I encountered influenced my experience at Castleton.”

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George Kuhn Business Administration, '04

"My experience as a business student at Castleton far exceeded my expectations.”

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Nicole LeBlanc-Dailey Health Science, '16

"Castleton has provided me with many opportunities to shape my future.”

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Nicole Wershoven Biology, '17

“The Castleton science labs are the ultimate hands-on experience."

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Peter Kazakis Philosophy, '16

“I have learned many life lessons and will take my experiences here at Castleton with me forward in life.”

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Peter Marcano Computer Information Systems, '13

“At Castleton faculty and staff knew me by name."

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Rosie Williams Geology, '11

"Castleton is unique in that it offers students great opportunities to do research outside the classroom."

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Catie Wielgasz Chemistry, '16

“I have learned important professional skills, along with experiences and opportunities to learn more about chemistry and other sciences.”

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Ashley Breen Environmental Science, '15

“I was able to work one-on-one with professors to get the education that I wanted while also having the small town college experience.”

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Josh Budzinski Exercise Science, '15

“Castleton has given me an expansive set of tools for me to tackle my future goals.”

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Rachel Preusser Health Science, '13

“The resources available and flexibility of the professors schedule allowed me to do well in all of my classes."

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Michaela Babineau Athletic Training, '16

“The sense of community is huge here, no matter what the major, what sport you play, or what clubs you're in.”

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Jasen Teal Ecological Studies, '13

"Spartan pride runs deep and I am very proud to be a Castleton alum."

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Gabrielle Tamasi Philosophy, '12

“The staff at Castleton remain invested in the lives of their students and alum and that's special.”

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Antonietta Girardi History, '15

“The experiences and interactions I have had here at Castleton have helped me to realize my future goals."

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By The Numbers

Academics

88

Students made the President's List in spring '14

Academics

14:1

student to faculty ratio

Academics

94

full-time faculty

Academics

479

Students made the Dean's List in spring '14

Academics

30+

majors

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$538,823

The amount received by the Natural Sciences Department from external agencies through grant writing over the past three years.

Academics

96%

of faculty hold terminal degrees

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