Applying

When should I apply to Castleton?

Castleton encourages students to apply early, but applications are encouraged on a rolling basis. Castleton does not have an application deadline, yet we encourage careful attention to aid, scholarship, and enrollment deadlines. Learn more about how to apply.

Financial Aid

How do I apply for scholarships?

Castleton Admissions reviews each applicant holistically; all application materials submitted are taken into consideration for initial acceptance. New Student Scholarships further recognize students’ commitment to and success in academic and extra-curricular involvement.

Applying

After I apply, how long will it be before I hear a decision?

Our application review begins in September for spring and late November for fall. All decisions are made on a rolling basis. When your application and all required materials are submitted, we intend to send you notification of our decision in 7-10 business days. Learn more about the application process.

General

Can I ask a current Castleton student a question?

Yes! Our student ambassadors would love to answer any questions that you have about Castleton. Contact them by emailing WeAreSpartans@castleton.edu.

Applying

Do I have to know my major to apply?

Not at all! Many students apply undecided. A liberal arts education allows you to explore many areas so that you find the right path for you. 

Visit

How do I arrange a campus visit?

Visits are the most valuable way to learn about Castleton and see if our community is one you will love. Our office is open Monday through Friday, with multiple tours available in the morning and afternoon. Appointments are appreciated so that we may ensure your visit is successful. Call 800-639-8521 or email us to set up a tour!

Admissions

Welcome to Castleton!

We are pleased you are interested in learning more about admission to Castleton. Our website provides a wide variety of information to familiarize you with our admissions process. This is not only an exciting time for you, but for us as well. Castleton values personal interaction and we are fortunate to be able to work closely with our applicants.

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or to arrange a personal visit.

Can't wait to get to campus? Explore campus now with our virtual tour!

Virtual Tour

First Year Students

Learn the basics of becoming a first year college student at Castleton.

Graduate Students

Continue your education by exploring Castleton's growing selection of diverse and innovative graduate programs.

International Students

Castleton welcomes you to enjoy your abroad experience on our academically challenging and aesthetically pleasing college campus.

Transfer Students

Making the transition to Castleton is simple and seamless with the assistance of our admissions team.

Athletics

612

All-Conference Honors since 2010

Academics

14:1

student to faculty ratio

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.

General

1st

Vermont's first college

Athletics

12

All-Region Honors in '16-'17

General

200

part-time students.

General

2

micro-wind turbines generating power on campus

Academics

429

Students made the Dean's List in fall '17

Student Life

39

students are Student Orientation Staff

General

165

acres on campus

Athletics

76

All-Conference Honors in '16-'17

Student Life

82,527

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

General

1900

full-time students

General

803,303

water bottles saved from landfill by using water fill stations

Athletics

30

All-American Honors since 2010

General

208,454

volumes in the Castleton library

Student Life

13,653

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

General

18th

oldest institution of higher education in the US

Student Life

60+

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

Academics

96%

of faculty hold terminal degrees

Student Life

40

The number of countries represented by our students.

Athletics

600+

Student-Athletes

General

1787

the year Castleton was founded

General

2

LEED Gold certified buildings on campus

Student Life

1100

students can live on campus

Athletics

125

All-Academic Honors in '16-'17

Athletics

7

All-American Honors in '16-'17

Athletics

96

All-Region Honors since 2010

General

2

electric vehicle-charging stations on campus

Academics

94

full-time faculty

Athletics

541

All-Academic Honors since 2010

Athletics

28

varsity sports

Student Life

39

students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls

Academics

98

Students made the President's List in fall '17

Athletics

38

Conference Titles since 2010

Academics

30+

majors

Athletics

2

Conference Titles in '16-'17

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