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Castleton State College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Castleton State College

Castleton State College

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Castleton State College Description:

Castleton State College is a small public university located in Castleton, Vermont. The 165-acre campus is just west of Rutland, and students have easy access to stunning venues for hiking, skiing, camping, fishing, and mountain biking. The college's roots go back to 1787 making Castleton the 18th oldest college in the country. Students can choose from over 30 majors, and the university does better than most public institutions in providing students with personal attention. Academics at Castleton are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Campus life is active with over 70 student clubs, organizations and honor societies. For students interested in athletics, the Castleton Spartans compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC). The college fields ten men's and ten women's varsity teams, and students can also participate in a range of club sports and intramural sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,156 (2,057 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,286 (in-state); $24,014 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,138
  • Other Expenses: $1,404
  • Total Cost: $21,828 (in-state); $35,556 (out-of-state)

Castleton State College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,105
    • Loans: $7,901

Scholarships for Castleton (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Health Science, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Sociology, Sports Administration

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Castleton and the Common Application

Castleton State College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Castleton State College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.castleton.edu/glance/mission.htm

"Castleton, the 18th oldest institution of higher education in the United States, emphasizes undergraduate liberal arts and professional education while also offering selected graduate programs.

The College is dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of students through excellence in teaching, close student-faculty interaction, numerous opportunities for outside-the-classroom learning, and an active and supportive campus community. Castleton strives to learn, use, and teach sustainable practices. The College prepares its graduates for meaningful careers; further academic pursuits; and engaged, environmentally responsible citizenship.

As a member of the Vermont State Colleges, Castleton is committed to supporting and improving the region's communities, schools, organizations, businesses, and environment."

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