For First-Year Students

“In Vermont authenticity is all. They do not try to keep it real; they are real.” – New York Times

Welcome to Castleton, a university that is as unique as you are. We value each student as a member of our family, providing a relationship-based education that helps you achieve your potential, while allowing you to impact your surroundings. At Castleton you will benefit from the natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and safety of Vermont, providing you the very best opportunity to succeed. As you learn more about the university you will come to realize that the value of a Castleton education is in its people, its connections to experiential learning and positive student outcomes, and a holistic approach to education that you can’t find anywhere else while remaining one of the most affordable options in the region.