Earth Day 5k
Whether you live on campus or commute from home, being at Castleton is like finding a home away from home. Comfortable residence halls, an active campus, good food and a welcoming culture encourage incoming students to quickly embrace our close-knit community and make a successful transition to college life.
Castleton’s vibrant campus is a host of opportunities for students to get involved. With 28 varsity sports, intramural teams, a Student Government Association, a wide variety of campus clubs, Residence Life sponsored programming and much more students will never be lacking ways to be a part of Castleton.
Additionally, through civic engagement and other service projects, Castleton offers many ways for students to be involved beyond the campus and make an impact in the surrounding community.
Castleton strives to engage students in holistic learning by providing diverse programs and services that promote leadership and personal development. These opportunities are designed to help students make meaningful connections as they prepare for their successful futures.
All-Region Honors in '14-'15
the year Castleton was founded
students can live on campus
LEED Gold certified buildings on campus
electric vehicle-charging stations on campus
Vermont's first college
All-Academic Honors since 2010
water bottles saved from landfill by using water fill stations
Conference Titles since 2010
students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls
of faculty hold terminal degrees
micro-wind turbines generating power on campus
Average number of outgoing US mail processed by the mailroom each year.
All-American Honors since 2010
students are Student Orientation Staff
Students made the President's List in fall '16
All-American Honors in '14-'15
The number of countries represented by our students.
All-Conference Honors since 2010
All-Academic Honors in '14-'15
volumes in the Castleton library
Students made the Dean's List in fall '16
Number of packages processed by the mailroom during the 2016-2017 school year.
oldest institution of higher education in the US
Conference Titles in '14-'15
student to faculty ratio
students serve on the Student Government by being Delegates, serving on the Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, and the Peer Conduct Board.
All-Conference Honors in '14-'15
Clubs & Organizations, with new ones forming all the time!
All-Region Honors since 2010
acres on campus
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.
On July 23, 2015, Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees unanimously approved modernizing our name to Castleton University.
She is the fourth woman to lead the University since its founding in 1787.